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Default Thinking of getting a Blackberry with ATT... some questions

Good morning.

I'm thinking of getting a Blackberry through ATT. I currently have service with ATT. To use Blackberry with them, is it simply just a matter of buying one and taking my SIM card from my currently phone and putting it in the Blackberry? Do I need any special plan with ATT or will my current plan work fine (I have internet acces on my phone)?

My work uses Blackberries (unfortunately they don't give them to everyone). Are there additional charges to get my work email if they (my work) set me up on their network?

Not absolutely sure how this all works, so I hope this makes some sense.

Thanks for the help.
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You need a special plan -- BlackBerry enabled plan -- on your SIM card.

Then, yes, you can just plug in the SIM card.

Yes, your work needs to be involved if you want your work emails to show up on your BlackBerry. If they have a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, ask to get MDS added if you can. (Otherwise, you won't be able to do things such as Verichat or Webviewer, etc, if these interest you)
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Thanks Mark.

Do you happen to have a rough idea of what a "typical" Blackberry plan with ATT would be??

Who do I ask about MDS?? ATT or my workplace?

Thanks again for the quick response.
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Please note that AT&T SIM card locks all of their BlackBerrys and will not unlock them. Since you have an AT&T SIM card, you are OK, but you can not put another carrier's SIM card in it.

AT&T BB data plans - located here - http://www.attwireless.com/midtolarg...obileinternet/ - start at $39.99/month

Your e-mail group at work should be able to tell you if they support MDS (Mobile Data Service) on their BES, and also if they will add your BlackBerry to their BES (some companies do not allow BlackBerrys that they don't purchase to be added to the BES).
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