08-27-2011, 06:24 AM
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| | Re: potential buyer, noob questions pls...
Yes, BlackBerry OS 7 is new and will only run on devices that come with it installed. If you are looking for cheap best not look at these devices.
Some carriers are breaking up various services on BlackBerry, offering unlimited social media, but limited or no email browsing for example. Or different mixes. Yes, I agree this is confusing, and can be expensive if you use a service that isn't included. Unfortunately the only way to find out about these plans is to find someone at the carrier who is knowledgealbe (difficult) or wait for one of the members here who has broad experience in the UK to answer (as JSanders said).
There are BB plans like your iPhone plan (the one I'm on for example) that do just provide some amount of data that you can use for BBM, Facebook, Web, Email as you choose. In Canada they tend to be the higher priced plans. I think my company is paying close to $CAD60/mo for phone (don't know the specifics I rarely use the phone on my BB), SMS and 1GB of data with BES enabled. Probably not the plan you want.
My other Blackberry is a PlayBook.
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