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| | Buying an unlocked BB and using it with AT&T but not with a data plan?
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Hi. I'm considering buying an unlocked Black Berry 8800. I would like it more as a PDA then an a internet phone to be honest. Calling, texting, and PDA aspects are what are most important. Also the phone just looks really nice. Working in IT it does sort of look a bit weird I don't have a phone like this. Anyway that isn't a big reason why I want to pick this up.
My issue is using the phone in general. I'm out of contract with AT&T.
Can I simply put my current AT&T sim card into an unlocked BB and use it and it's features (save for the data elements)?
Or would AT&T detect that the sim card is now in a BB and require me to use a data plan or at worse add one themselves?
Could I still do texting on this phone if there is no data plan but if I have texting on my current cell plan? Texting is one of the things I do and receive a lot of.
If this isn't possible with a BB can anyone suggest any phones that would be similar to a BB but not require a data plan to use?
I don't really need a data plan and can't justify paying the extra money for one to be honest. I'm using a computer all day for the most part either desktop or laptop as I travel around buildings in my district. I have wifi setup at home so if I'm away from my computer I might use my iPod Touch to access my e-mail.