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Old 05-30-2006, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Amazon.com only offers 2 plans for the T-Mobile Blackberry:

1. T-Mobile BlackBerry 1000 Minutes and Mail Plan for 59.99 (no nights or weekends)
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2. T-Mobile BlackBerry 1500 Minutes & Mail Enterprise Ultra Plan for 89.99

Instead, I'd like to purchase the T-Mobile 1000 minutes plus (with unlimited nights and weekends) for $49.99 and add on unlimited t-mobile web for $5.99 = $56 or so. The website will allow me to do this, but when I called T-Mobile I was told T-Mobile Web was not offered for the Blackberry and I would have to purchase one of the Minutes and Mail plans?

So can I infact use T-Mobile Web with the blackberry? And if so, why choose the minutes and mail plan instead of the unlimited t-zones (I use online mail so POP access is not an issue for me)?

Does anyone have definitive answers to these questions? Please no I think or Maybe or Probably... a 2-year contract is at stake here.

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Old 05-30-2006, 07:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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T-Zones is what you get when you click on your browser icon and choose "T-Zones Links"
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Huh?
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I guess I am talking about T-Mobile web for $5.99
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You won't even have the option to have a "T-Zone" plan on your BB. It's a Blackberry. You'll only have the option for a Blackberry data plan when you activate it.
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Wrong.

Services offered for BB 8700G on T-Mobile Website:

Internet & E-mail
BlackBerry Unlimited w/Enterprise Email Add-on
Add access to BlackBerry corporate data features to a voice rate plan. BlackBerry Unlimited w/Enterprise E-mail, for use with BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software, includes unlimited BES access, BlackBerry Web Client e-mail, and Web browsing. $29.98
per month

BlackBerry Unlimited Add-on
Add access to BlackBerry's powerful data functionality to a voice rate plan. The BlackBerry Unlimited Add-on includes unlimited BlackBerry Web Client e-mail and Web browsing. $19.99
per month
Web & Applications

T-MobileWeb
Search the mobile Web, find directions to the places you want to go, get local, international, and financial news, stock quotes, weather, sports, play online games, e-mail, community chat, and more, right at your fingertips anywhere you go. $5.99
per month

This is why I asked only people who were certain to answer. Thanks.
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When you get your BB, go to your Browser and there will be a folder at the top that says "T-Zones Links." Click on the "Home Page" link in that folder. It will take you to "T-Zones." There will be a list that looks like this:

1) Search
2) Go to T-MobileWeb (this is what you want)
3) Hot Picks
4) Music and Sounds
5) Wallpaper
6) Games
7) NBA on T-Zones
8) Messaging
9) Web & Applications
10) 411 and More


Choose #2.

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Old 05-30-2006, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So the blackberry is in fact able to access t-mobile web? now is this a $5.99 charge or is it free? I've also seen conflicting info regarding this on the t-mobile website.

Also, using t-mobile web can I access any website or is it restricted?
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Quote:
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This is why I asked only people who were certain to answer. Thanks.
Wow, slick. You've obviously got it all figured out.

Good luck with that.
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Problem, without a BB plan he won't have a browser.

@P= Once you get your BB you will see how it works. Every service is activated via service books which you must have a BB plan to get.
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Quote:
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Wow, slick. You've obviously got it all figured out.

Good luck with that.
No, I don't. But I obviously am not seeking misinformation either.
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Here's the link http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/addons/...vc_Sub_WebApps
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Quote:
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Wow, slick. You've obviously got it all figured out.

Good luck with that.
It works from a BB. I just did it to get the full list in my post about it.
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Problem, without a BB plan he won't have a browser.

@P= Once you get your BB you will see how it works. Every service is activated via service books which you must have a BB plan to get.
Which was exactly my point. T-Zones is designed for internet access on regular phones, and will be included with your BB data plan. That's why they bundle plans specifically for the Blackberry.
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It works from a BB. I just did it to get the full list in my post about it.
I understand...my comment was directed at the lack of civility of our new friend...not you...if you took it that way, I apologize.

I've never heard of access to T-Zones without a data plan. It's included, though, if you DO get a data plan. The $6 T-Zones plan is designed for regular phones...not BBs.

Cingular is the same way. MediaNet is included in a data plan, but isn't available on a BB without it.

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Quote:
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I understand...my comment was directed at the lack of civility of our new friend.

I've never heard of access to T-Zones without a data plan. It's included, though. The $6 T-Zones plan is designed for regular phones...not BBs
Well I apologize for my supposed incivility, but please understand that it can be quite frustrating to hear and read about 10 different things (including from official T-Mobile support).

Why offer T-Mobile Web as an option when purchasing the blackberry with a voice-plan only if it doesn't work?

Also, can any webpage be accessed with T-Mobile Web? The t-mobile website again is incredibly non-descriptive.
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To answer your first question, they also offer you the option of handset insurance, which WON'T be available, even if you add it. They won't support it. I found that one out the hard way.

That's why we're trying to help you. If you put the wrong thing in your cart, you'll only spend extra time being pi$$ed at T-mobile as you try to fix your plan after the fact. You're welcome to try it, but to my knowledge, it's not going to work.

To answer your second question, most, but not all, sites are accessible with your BB. Sites with heavy flash, etc, are likely not going to come out right. If it's a general html site, you should be good.
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Okay, great, thanks for your help.

Incidentally, if I were to purchase a regular phone and add t-mobile web, would I be able to access the entire www (excluding of course heavy flash sites, etc.) or is access restricted?
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I've gotta bow out of this answer. Sorry. It's been too long since I've had a phone that wasn't a BB. I'm pretty sure you'll have SOME access, but the browser is going to be considerably more remedial than a Blackberry's. I don't think it's an "access" restriction, per se...more like a "technology" restriction.

I'll have to default to the folks on here that have a BB and keep a RAZR or similar for the weekends.
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No offense taken. I was just trying to show that it can be done with a data plan.

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