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Old 07-09-2006, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'Cus if its on the BB itll suck cus i got it off of ebay so ill have to use theirs so i was wondering if its only if the SIM card you are using has a BB email on it.

Also! Does anyone know if cingular has media net packages so i dont have to spend AS MUCH money checking email and stuff?
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is not on the sim card. You will only get email if you subscribe to bis or bes service. If you don't the bb will be just a cell phone.
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BlackBerry devices use the SIM cards in a read-only manner. For you to get email or web access on your BlackBerry you must have a valid SIM card with a BlackBerry data plan associated. This is a different data plan than your normal cell/smart phone. No BlackBerry data plan = no email or web.
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You don't need Media Net Packages because you get charged a flat rate for a BB data plan. You'll have unlimited browsing and emails for one price. However, as mentioned above, you absolutely can't receive emails without purchasing a BB data plan, even if you get a Media Net Package.
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well how much are the packages? for cingular? how do i purchase them?
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well how much are the packages? for cingular? how do i purchase them?
$29.99/month I think. Call Cingular for specifics and to add it to your account.
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acctually just got home from the store and you were exactally right! Thanks!

I have on last question...and im sorry im such a "n00b"

does that 29.99 include web and email or are they sepperate?

thanks again guys! your the kindest online community i've experienced!
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THis community is great. Seriously. Call cingular, get one.. ask them questions. Once you got the device, read the manual, and search this forum for more information. Then start asking questions. You'll be amazed at the information we have here... i'll be happy to answer your questions as long as they show you have a working knowledge of the device. Go get it!!
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BlackBerry devices use the SIM cards in a read-only manner. For you to get email or web access on your BlackBerry you must have a valid SIM card with a BlackBerry data plan associated. This is a different data plan than your normal cell/smart phone. No BlackBerry data plan = no email or web.
Sorry d_fisher, but that's not correct.

First, your phone number - the one that's displayed when you make a call - is actually stored on the SIM card. I discovered this when I got a new SIM and had no number displayed. On my (then) 7100c (Cingular), under Settings --> Options --> Advanced Options, SIM Card. There, when you click the wheel, you can edit your phone number. I don't know what else that number is used for - like if it's used for Caller ID, etc.

Second, you can have SMS Messages stored on the SIM card. Settings --> Options --> SMS, you can set Leave Messages On SIM Card.

Third, in the Address Book, you can view the SMS Phone Book. Click the wheel and select SMS Phone Book. This is a good place to store critical / emergency contact numbers since they're unlikely to get wiped. When viewing a contact, go to a phone number field, click the wheel and the first item on the menu should be Copy to SMS Phone Book. Unfortunately, the name field is very short.
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