03-30-2007, 01:31 PM
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Hi, I have been looking for a new phone for a past few days. The final 3 phones that I'm considering is the nokia N95(slim chance), nokia E61i and the Blackberry 8800.
My current provider is T-mobile UK. I've checked their price plan for the blackberry 8800. It seems that the push email functionality is a compulsory feature and will cost additional £10 a month. Then for unlimited gprs for £7.50 and on top of that the £25 a month for voice.
If I'm am not mistaken, the push email functionality is to use t-mobile's BIS?
1) Do I really need it?
2) What sort of service will I get out of it? Do they just give me an email
account that can be pushed?
4) Can I surf the web, SSH and use tethering modem with just gprs?
3) Would it be wiser just to buy the phone offline without contract and get a contract for voice and unlimited gprs?
I already have my own gmail and university email accounts. I don't need another t-mobile email account. I do understand that the gmail and uni email account will not be "pushed", that I can live with. I'm planning to get a hosted email anyways.
ps:- Is tethering on EDGE network that painful?