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Old 10-30-2006, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to BB, and just purchased a BB Pearl on EBay - Forgive if I dont know, but surely I can browse the web without subscribing to a BB Data Plan. I already subscribe to 02 in the UK, receive GPRS and could browse the web with all previous mobile phones I had, without any additional subscription????
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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but surely I can browse the web without subscribing to a BB Data Plan.
And surely you would be wrong.
No BB Data Plan = No Data. Period. End of story.
This has been discussed in these forums no less than 245675497 times.

YOU NEED A BLACKBERRY DATA PLAN TO USE ANY TYPE OF DATA FEATURES OF A BLACKBERRY.
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and surely you woulb be wrong - it has been discussed 245675498 times!!!!!
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Question though-

Yes, I fully understand that this is the case. But why? I mean, if you can do it on standard phones why doesn't the BB allow you to?

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Question though-

Yes, I fully understand that this is the case. But why? I mean, if you can do it on standard phones why doesn't the BB allow you to?

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If you have to ask, then you don't fully understand, do you? ;)

The Blackberry device needs to authenticate to RIM's network/servers in order for data transfer to be possible. You need a BB Data plan to allow this authentication.

Non-Blackberry devices don't care about RIM's servers. They use the carriers data network.
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and surely you woulb be wrong - it has been discussed 245675498 times!!!!!
I said "no less than 245675497 times" ... so I would still be right, wouldn't I? ;)
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