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Confused_Bunny_29 06-17-2010 07:13 AM

my first ever blackberry. its sencond hand! im so confused, shal i buy it?
:cry: !!!!!!!!!! im soo confused!! i signed up to this because you all seem to know so much!! lol ok so theres a blackberry Curv 8310 for sale and its unlocked to all networks,


will i stil get all the blackberry services? and wil i be able to acess BB messenger??

please help, its going to be my first fone, and i dont want to get a messed up one lol :smile:

Thanks guys!!

Missy 20, UK xxx

akosnitzky 06-17-2010 07:29 AM

You are going to need a blackberry data plan for the services you are seeking.

What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ

devnull 06-17-2010 07:31 AM

You did well by coming here before purchasing.

Please read this first >> Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ. Even if it's not purchased thru eBay, they are still good rules to follow.

Also, you will get "all" blackberry services if your carrier provides a BIS / blackberry data plan and you sign up for it which will be an additional cost. BB messenger works with the data plan.

Dubdub 06-17-2010 07:32 AM

And read this: Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ

Good information no matter where or from whom you purchase a used BB. Not as easy as buying a used cell phone.

To get the BB services such as email, BBM, etc. you will need a BB data plan from your carrier.

Confused_Bunny_29 06-17-2010 07:52 AM

Thanks guys, but im so new to blackberry's been watching reviews on youtube, but im stil confused about them!! lol the fones not off ebay, its from a shop not too far from me where they unlock fones and fix fones, and buy and sell used fones,... becuase it wil be on pay as you go and not a contract il have to pay for internet and BB messenger ect?

aiharkness 06-17-2010 07:56 AM

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FYI that article refers to ebay, but it applies anytime when buying a second hand blackberry.
Be carteful. Buy from a reputable source with a track record, and know that you can get your money back if you are not satisfied.

Confused_Bunny_29 06-17-2010 07:57 AM

Thanks so much everyone :) xxx

NJBlackBerry 06-17-2010 07:58 AM

One more question - why are you buying an older BlackBerry? It has limited memory and has been around for quite a while...

Confused_Bunny_29 06-17-2010 08:04 AM

i dont kno much about blackberrys ive only just started doing reserch, what one do u recomend?? xx

aiharkness 06-17-2010 08:19 AM

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Buy the best you can afford. See if a reconditioned model from your carrier is within your budget.

By best I mean newer model, more memory, ability to run the newer operating system versions. See what you carrier is selling now.

Carrier is your service provider.

MidnightDraven 06-17-2010 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by Confused_Bunny_29 (Post 1619445)
becuase it wil be on pay as you go and not a contract il have to pay for internet and BB messenger ect?

That would depend on the network you plan to use it on, and what they offer.
Most carriers do not offer blackberry data plans on PAYG.

aiharkness 06-17-2010 09:25 AM

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Bunny, it sounds like you need to slow down and do some research. Blackberrys are different. It may not be the smartphone you need.

Read the FAQ and browse the forum and look at the questions being asked and answered.

People do use the blackberry without a data plan, but only those who know going in what they are doing are happy; those who are surprised to find they want the service but didn't want to pay for it end up extremely disappointed.

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