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Old 07-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

im just getting to grips with all this blackberry stuff, spent a few hours googling and reading forum posts and iv come to this...

My understanding of what a BB data plan is:
in order to use some of the BB features such as browser usage, emails, BB messenger. you need a BB data plan where you pay your network provider money and it gives you a special internet connection which allows you to use these features..

im on Orange Uk, and when i phoned them, i was told its 5/month to get this..

however, reading more forums i saw people talking about getting internet etc, without having to pay the money...

so i want to ask if this is true..??
iv researched and researched and found websites that tell me what my internet connection settings would be; that is to say, i type them in myself, and they should work, without having to ask orange for them and having to pay..

i just want people who know all about this to give me an insight..

thanks, am3
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With the APN settings, and a 3rd party browser, you will be able to browse the internet.
But still not use any featues which require a blackberry data plan.
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hmmmmm. me thinks some carriers block any data use without a BB Data plan.
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am3 -- you need to read this FAQ: What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ
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I know there may be some carriers that will allow some data but the larger ones generally do not. The FAQ TXLady offered is something worth reading.
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If you don't want a BlackBerry data plan, you should just stick with a Nokia.

Besides, 5 quid is peanuts. We pay more than triple that for our data in the US.
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