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Old 05-03-2006, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When you purchase your BB and Unlimited Data plan from Tmobile included is Unlimited text messaging. Us other people who used like Venicom have to pay seperately for texting. I for one on Tmobile's site only saw unlimited text included with Sidekicks.
I called Tmobile after I signed up for my 8700g w/ unlimited and asked if I had texting and they said no i had to add the option. So just so I know whether i'm getting screwed for 4 months or not what's the verdict?
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the T-mo Blackberry plan with 1000 voice minutes and unlimited BB data including BIS and BES.

Everything is included. I have had this plan for a year. I have never seen any charges for SMS or data usage.
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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BES Unlimited data plan usually comes with 300 text messages a month - more or unlimited with phone plan
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data plan comes with 300 sms and it is NOT included. I have BB only plan and voice plan on it and it comes with 300 sms but I added 1000 extra because of my yahoo mesg.
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There IS a blackberry plan which includes unlimeted TEXT messaging. It is called the blackberry minutes and mail 1000. You only get 1000 daytime mins; there is no free nights and weekends included with that plan. This plan costs $59.99
You CAN add free nigths and weekends onto it for an extra $6.99

If ur bill is already $60 a month without any text included, the aforementioned method is ur best bet cost wise. Simply because you will end up paying an extra $15 for the unlimedted text bundle.
The only let down is that you only get TEXT messages, instead of the bundle of picture, mms, audo and text.
But then again y pay for all that stuff and you don't even have a camera fone?
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I have the Voice Barred Unlimited BB Data Plan. It features no minutes, unlimited data and ONLY 300 messages. I had to add the $14.99/mo Unlimited Messaging to cover the email, text and IM messages I send daily. I got a $900bill once for going WAY over the allotment of messages I had last year (I forgot what package of messages I had. I think it was the 400 or 1000 message plan). So if you're going to be using a lot of IMs, emails and/or text, go for the Unlimited $14.99 add on to whatever plan you have.
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you must have been using the built in IM client to go over by that much!? I've got 2 more days to decide on the unlimited messaging or not argh... tough decesions...
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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great thing about tmo you can add or remove a feature anytime you want (except for the BuddyTime feature, for $10 it gives you unlimited mobile to mobile and txt, once you remove this feature you cant put it back) or you can even switch your plan anytime you want, aslong as you stay with them for 1 or 2yrs( depending how long your contract is).
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if you try #MSG# then send
the system will give you details on what you've used so far for SMS and what is left for the month.

I just tried it and it says 31 USED, unlim remaining.
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I have the Blackberry Minuntes & Mail 59.99 a month.

Here's what the package includes per the tmobile website:

This plan features:
Whenever minutes 1000 per month
Weekend minutes None
Weeknight minutes None
Mobile to mobile minutes None
Shared minutes None
Additional minutes $.35 per minute
Data transfer Unlimited
Included Text Messages Unlimited
My E-mail Unlimited
Corporate My E-mail None
HotSpot None
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbyaa
I have the Blackberry Minuntes & Mail 59.99 a month.

Here's what the package includes per the tmobile website:

This plan features:
Whenever minutes 1000 per month
Weekend minutes None
Weeknight minutes None
Mobile to mobile minutes None
Shared minutes None
Additional minutes $.35 per minute
Data transfer Unlimited
Included Text Messages Unlimited
My E-mail Unlimited
Corporate My E-mail None
HotSpot None
Do u have the 8700G, and If you do, do u have EDGE?
The reason I'm asking is that I called tmobile today and asked them to switch me that that 1000 mins and mail plan, and the female rep told me that this plan doesn't come with EDGE.
I said whoa! If that's the case then I would stick with my current plan.
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I think i'm going to just call venicom tomorrow and have unlimited texting added anyways it's better to have a little to much than to little!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Who is Venicom? Are they are reseller of TMO?

Why not get one of the suggested plans with SMS included? Are you using more than 1K minutes?
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Originally posted by trinybwoy:
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Do u have the 8700G, and If you do, do u have EDGE?
The reason I'm asking is that I called tmobile today and asked them to switch me that that 1000 mins and mail plan, and the female rep told me that this plan doesn't come with EDGE.
I said whoa! If that's the case then I would stick with my current plan.
No EDGE on the minutes and mail plan??? What a bummer. I was seriously giving thought to upgrade to the 8700G and keeping my current plan as is. I assumed that once I upgraded, it would automatically pick up the EDGE signal at no additional charge. I guess I'll have to ask the CSR if that's the case and what charges, if any, would apply in order to get EDGE.

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great thing about tmo you can add or remove a feature anytime you want (except for the BuddyTime feature, for $10 it gives you unlimited mobile to mobile and txt, once you remove this feature you cant put it back) or you can even switch your plan anytime you want, aslong as you stay with them for 1 or 2yrs( depending how long your contract is).
I can't find the BuddyTime package anywhere on the t-mobile site. Does this exist for the BB minutes and mail plan? I have quite a few t-mobile buddies that I communicate with on a daily basis. This could prove useful once I make more use of my minutes......
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Who is Venicom? Are they are reseller of TMO?

Why not get one of the suggested plans with SMS included? Are you using more than 1K minutes?
Venicom is a Tmo reseller that was giving a good deal on 8700's and they say your applicable for any plan that tmobile offers...
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I talked to Tmo tonight and changed to the Blackberry Minutes, Mail and More Ultra plan for 79.99. This is the same as the one listed in previous posts but includes 1500 voice minutes and. They also have one for BES or both BES/BIS.

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Originally posted by trinybwoy:


No EDGE on the minutes and mail plan??? What a bummer. I was seriously giving thought to upgrade to the 8700G and keeping my current plan as is. I assumed that once I upgraded, it would automatically pick up the EDGE signal at no additional charge. I guess I'll have to ask the CSR if that's the case and what charges, if any, would apply in order to get EDGE.

Originally posted by noeffectx:


I can't find the BuddyTime package anywhere on the t-mobile site. Does this exist for the BB minutes and mail plan? I have quite a few t-mobile buddies that I communicate with on a daily basis. This could prove useful once I make more use of my minutes......

they dont have buddytime addon feature anymore(sorry if i got you confused). this was a promotional feature they got i think since back 2001/2002(voicestream) to lure kids like me and others to use sms and unlimited mobile to mobile. this worked for them coz i was able to conviced my friends and family to switched carriers to voicestream(which is now tmobile). if you have this feature before you can keep this feature aslong as you have a voiceplan, whatever type of voiceplan that is. the reason i mentioned this Buddytime feature coz i know its the only feature they have that u can NOT just add and remove aslong as you want. but the rest of the addon features they got, you can just add and remove as much as you may please(ps. you can add/remove/change an addon features once a month only, next billing cycle thats another story lol, ). my point was, buddytime was the only addon feature that you cant add or remove anytime you want. once you take that thing off its gone for life(for the people who had it before anyway)
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These are my options
http://www.ushopwireless.com/wireles...=SS131&cp=8700
I'm thinking of switcing from the 39.99 600 to the 49.99 1000
bb unlimited 19.99
unlimited text 14.99
and insurance 5.99
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Okay dunno if any1 said this already... it was too much info for me to read, but when I got my BB I got the plan that had unlimited data and 300 text... I had to later add unlimited text messages
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Okay dunno if any1 said this already... it was too much info for me to read, but when I got my BB I got the plan that had unlimited data and 300 text... I had to later add unlimited text messages
You have the bb enterprise plan (BES)
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