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Old 03-21-2005, 01:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Verizon's Blackberry plan seems very expensive at $49.99 per month for just the data portion! If anyone is reading this that has Verizon Wireless and a Blackberry, what is your monthly bill usually?
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Seriously a co worker pays for just the data and has another cell phone since it would have cost him more to combine the phone and BlackBerry plans
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Cingular unlimited BB data is 44.99.
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I combined my phone to my new blackberry and my bill will only be about $130 a month. I have two phones on my plan. One being an LG and one being the blackberry. The plan includes 1000 minutes plus the data for the blackberry. I was paying that for just two phones with internet at Sprint. Think about it this way though. Verizon's network is the largest around so you pay a little bit extra for the best.
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I recently bought a 7250 from Verizon. I'm on a shared plan with my parents (so they can keep in touch with me easily) and my bill usually runs me about $60 (that includes my data plan, which is 49.99). Verizon by far has the best coverage. I don't get fantastic coverage in my apartment, but a lot of that has to do with the location of my apartment within my building.
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thats the problem. i live in two places and one STILL doesnt have GPRS so I'm not sure if its worth getting t-mobile just for data.

how does everyone like their verizon blackberrys?
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I need to go with Verizon for one of my users. Do I also need the Mobile Web option, or just the unlimited BlackBerry service plus voice? We are using BES.
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I have the 800 minute with Unlimited Nights and Weekends plan Nationwide Long distance for 59.99. Verizon offers a 5.00 discount for the data plan if your monthly voice plan is 59.99 or more. So 104.98 is what I pay every month. With taxes its about $117.00.
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I don't believe $49.99 per month is at all unreasonable for unlimited data usage. Remember, too, that you need to put use into perspective. I'm a communications consultant who is needs to be able to access work email even when travelling or not in the office. Plus, I make enough of a salary to where it's not too much of an inconvenience, the pros outweigh the cons. I would look seriously at what you intend to use the data portion of the BB for and with the pluses and negatives for your own situation.
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I think that is the real question that potential BB users have to ask, is getting almost instant access to emails important enough for me to pay the monthly service fee?

I briefly had an AT&T BB 7290, the service fee was $49.99 per month for the unlimited BB plan. I returned that and got a Verizon wireless 7250, and it's service plan is $44.99 per month after signing a 2 year plan. I should remind everyone that neither plan includes voice minutes.

I think T-Mobile has the cheapest BB service plan at $29.99 per month, but service coverage map seems small compared to either Cingular/AT&T WS or Verizon Wireless.
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I agree $49.99 isn't a lot for unlimited data, but when I pair it up with a voice plan, the price can get a little much for some of us that dont make the bigger saleries. Still, for the price I do like what T-Mobile has to offer.
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Originally Posted by geekman686
I think T-Mobile has the cheapest BB service plan at $29.99 per month, but service coverage map seems small compared to either Cingular/AT&T WS or Verizon Wireless.
Keep in mind that Verizon's DATA network coverage is *vastly* smaller than their voice network coverage. Cingular, by far, has the largest data network. T-Mobile's data network isn't much smaller than Verizon's.

Here's what Verizon shows for voice coverage:


Here's what they show for their data coverage:
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I combined my phone to my new blackberry and my bill will only be about $130 a month. I have two phones on my plan. One being an LG and one being the blackberry. The plan includes 1000 minutes plus the data for the blackberry. I was paying that for just two phones with internet at Sprint. Think about it this way though. Verizon's network is the largest around so you pay a little bit extra for the best.
Wow. I got T-Mobile with the unlimited Blackberry plan and 1000 voice minutes per month and I'm only paying $60/mo. I get great coverage with T-Mobile, even better than the coverage I had with AT&T (Cingular Blue). I drive within about a 100 mile radius of my home and it is good all over. Guess I'm lucky.
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