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Old 01-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So correct me if im wrong but I know this probably has been asked a million times. but im going to try this out. If I got a blackberry,would it be possible to set it up using cingular way, with an unlimited media max package, and then use wap for browsing Ie use opera mini like I would on a normal cell phone and then use the gmail app for all of my email needs, since i have used that and prefer it to normal bb email app.

Or does the bb need to use its own servers any time it wants to use the internet?

Just a random thought I had while using my normal cell phone for email.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to have a BB data plan for email and Internet. No BB data plan, no Internet or email.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just to restate what was said above.... NO BB data plan means no email or internet...

Without a data plan you can make phone calls, SMS, and PIN.... That's it!

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Old 01-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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WRONG!

I have Boost Mobile with unlimited Data, and I can use opera mini to access ANY website. You cant install/use some applications, though, like builit-in email client
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What the heck is a Boost Mobile??? Prepay????

UNLIMITED data probably includes a BB data plan... Without a BB data plan you CAN'T do email and net... PERIOD!
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Boost Mobile is Nextel's prepaid service.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did a little research and I think I found the ketch... because boost does not give a BB dataplan (I cant access certain BB-plan-only features)

Boost mobile only supports iDEN (I have a BB 7510 iDEN), which is heavily dependant on TCP/IP (to the point that you get limited WAP access (to their re-boost service) without even paying for it) so, anything that doesnt check the "servicebook" (which I assume is a listing of BB-specific servers on a carrier) Boost just says "ok, I'll accept your request, I wont bother to check and see if you're a BB or a cellphone."

I can use sharkmodem with my BB without even dialing up, which I've had to do on all my _phones_ so I assume that unless the BB's software checks to see if the data comming in is on a BB plan, it doesn't care.

and yes, Boost is Nextel's Prepaid service, $10 a month for unlimited cellular internet! (well a little more than that now, but still, point remains, it's the cheepest cellular data plan out there! though most areas it's 14.4 kbps, if you're in a WiDEN area, it's app 200kbps!) otehrwise $0.10 a minute night/weekend/other boost customers, $0.20 a minute anytime, and $2.50 per day for PTT per person you PTT.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Boost Mobile is Nextel's prepaid service.
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