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Old 03-17-2007, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the ebst plan if I just need the internet, and msgin, and e-mail. Theres so many I get confused, and is the price added to your exsisting plan or is it a completely new one and that's the actual monthly price?
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The price for a blackberry plan is added onto your existing phone plan. So you will have to pay you're regular bill, plus whatever plan you choose for your blackberry. If you're looking for a BIS, then you can get the Blackberry for individual plans for unlimited which is around $34.99 I believe. If you're only looking for emails and internet and such then look at the plans for individuals. If you want SMS on top of that then you will need to pay another charge per month.

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Phone minutes + data charge + messaging

Can kinda get to be a lot.... hope this helps
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For email and Intenert on a BB, you must have a BB dataplan. Cingular's unlimited BIS is $34.99, or $29.99 if you have a qualifying voice plan (450 minutes or more I think). They also have a BB dataplan and text messaging, but I don't know for sure what the cost is - about $50 I think.

My advice is to talk to Cingular to get the straight skinny.
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Just make sure you're careful because I was paying for the wrong thing for a while and didn't even know. When I finally called Cingular to investigate they easily switched me over, but gave no explanation or apology for the misinformation. But what can I say, the service is good.
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it seems like txt messaging is where you really get burned because unless you do one of the mobile to mobile deals (which actually r pretty good deals) you only have 2 options the 200 sms or the 3000 sms. it jumps from $5 to $20 with nothing in between. so i have to pay for BIS ($35) and then another $20 for txt'ing.
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it seems like txt messaging is where you really get burned because unless you do one of the mobile to mobile deals (which actually r pretty good deals) you only have 2 options the 200 sms or the 3000 sms. it jumps from $5 to $20 with nothing in between. so i have to pay for BIS ($35) and then another $20 for txt'ing.
Cingular also offers the MEdia Basic package (400 text messages) for $9.99 and the MEdia Works package (1000 messages) for $19.99. While both of these packages include a lot more than just text messages (hence the $19.99 for fewer messages), for some the MEdia Basic package is a good option.
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Another option is the Max plan which is $10 more than the standard BIS plan and, IIRC, includes 1,000 SMS messages.
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Another option is the Max plan which is $10 more than the standard BIS plan and, IIRC, includes 1,000 SMS messages.
but Media Max does not include BB BIS so this would be on top of that, correct?
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but Media Max does not include BB BIS so this would be on top of that, correct?
Right that's correct.

If you want to txt, you are probably better off getting one of the MEdia bundles. There are more price options. They all come with some type of MEdia net data package which you won't use, but they come with either 200, 400, 1000, or 3000 txts, so you can pick which is better for you. Here's the link
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but Media Max does not include BB BIS so this would be on top of that, correct?
Not Media Max -- the Blackberry BIS Max plan.
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The Blackberry BIS Max plan, by the way, is unlimited BB plus 1,000 text messages at a cost of $40 a month I believe. This is a newer package.

And MediaNet bundles intended for regular phones will not work on a BB. You will be able to text, you will not get push e-mail, you will not be able to get online on your BB. So, you get a BB data plan plus messaging. Or get the BB BIS Max plan.
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Correct. It's called "Blackberry Personal Max" and it's $39.99 if you have a voice plan. It's $44.99 if you do not.
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Cingular charges 34.99 for unlimited data which provides you with unlimited number of emails & internet access. Then you are issued a credit because you are also using their voiceplan which reduces it to $29.95 they have a text msg plan with 200 for 4.99 so you simply add the price of your voice plan to the 29.99 + 4.99 and you have the total plus tax.
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