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Old 02-08-2006, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what TMOB is going to do with the $19.95 unlimited blackberry plan now that they are bundling TMOB Hotspots with their other internet plans? Apparently, the unlimited internet plan for non-blackberry devices was upgraded to unlimited internet + unlimited hotspots for $29.95 per month. Over at Howard Forums, there is a lot of *****ing going on about the loss of the $19.95 plan.

Makes me wonder if starting with the TMOB 8700, we will start seeing only the $29.95 bundled offering.

See the following from a pcmag.com article on the Tmobile SDA phone being released in about 10 days:

"The SDA's Wi-Fi is part of T-Mobile's move to compete with the new high-speed cellular networks run by Verizon, Sprint, and Cingular. T-Mobile's 7,365 U.S.-based Wi-Fi hot spots include most Starbucks, Borders, and FedEx Kinko's stores, some Hyatt hotels, and many major airports. A new unlimited data plan gives you as much EDGE and Wi-Fi as you want for $30 a month; which is a terrific deal."

I wish the 8700 had Wi-Fi connectivity. I wouldn't be surprised if future offerings from RIM included that as an option.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RIM has a dedicated WiFi only BlackBerry - the 7270 - which is for campus WiFi environments and not really for hotspots. In the past - not recently - RIM indicated they would not be including WiFi in the other BlackBerrys.
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The tmobile standalone BB plan isn't 19.95 it is 29.95. Using the "hotspot" network as the answer to an evdo speed network surely sounds hokey. I sure like my 29,99 unl BB and unl web (even if it is slow...)
My wife pays nearly double that for her nextel BB.

Spoke with a tmo rep, who claimed the 8700 won't be edge- sure hope she's wrong.




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Does anyone know what TMOB is going to do with the $19.95 unlimited blackberry plan now that they are bundling TMOB Hotspots with their other
internet plans? Apparently, the unlimited internet plan for non-
blackberry devices was upgraded to unlimited internet + unlimited hotspots for $29.95 per month. Over at Howard Forums, there is a lot of *****ing going on about the loss of the $19.95 plan.

Makes me wonder if starting with the TMOB 8700, we will start seeing only the $29.95 bundled offering.

See the following from a pcmag.com article on the Tmobile SDA phone being released in about 10 days:

"The SDA's Wi-Fi is part of T-Mobile's move to compete with the new high-speed cellular networks run by Verizon, Sprint, and Cingular. T-Mobile's 7,365 U.S.-based Wi-Fi hot spots include most Starbucks, Borders, and FedEx Kinko's stores, some Hyatt hotels, and many major airports. A new unlimited data plan gives you as much EDGE and Wi-Fi as you want for $30 a month; which is a terrific deal."

I wish the 8700 had Wi-Fi connectivity. I wouldn't be surprised if future offerings from RIM included that as an option.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The tmobile standalone BB plan isn't 19.95 it is 29.95.
But with any voice plan, its $19.95.
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I have it with voice and it is 19.95/month. The only 29.95 was for enterprise accounts, etc. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ditto on what bertimus2002 said.

With a voice, plan:
$19.99/month = unlimited BIS
$29.99/month = unlimited BES

Without a voice plan, add $10/month.

To the OP, I really hope that T-Mobile won't raise their BlackBerry price plans. For business folks on the BES plan, a $10 price increase would put T-Mobile's rates within $6 of Cingular/Verizon, which greatly reduces the "get more" effect.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the idea of having a BB and WIFI for my laptop enywhere in the city bot I can't see me stopping by FedEx just to get on line???
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