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Old 04-19-2007, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This might sound as stupid as I am, but I am somehow able to use internet on my new blackberry pearl.. i dont have any kind of data plans.. all that i did was... installed opera on it...i've called t-mobile couple of times to confirm whether i have been signed up to data plan out of nowhere.. and they dont have any such records... any inputs???????
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just becuse you can use the surf the web and don't have a plan don't mean you will not be charged by usage
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just be prepared for a possible large bill for your data usage.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you're probably on a pay per use basis for internet use (as already mentioned by those above me). opera mini uses the standard TCP settings that are loaded into the pearl (as far as i remember) so you dont specifically need a BB plan to use it (since it doesnt use the BB gateway). but i wouldn't bother if i were you. your bill will be MUCH higher than if you had just taken the BB plan.

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Old 04-19-2007, 01:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i called and asked t-mobile couple of times and they're like.. nope, there is no way you can use internet without having a data plan.. when i asked if i am already being charged, they told me that i am not ...
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I'd still keep an eye on it, that way you won't be completely surprised when the bill comes.
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well,

i called and asked t-mobile couple of times and they're like.. nope, there is no way you can use internet without having a data plan.. when i asked if i am already being charged, they told me that i am not ...

Have fun calling them again when you get your bill and find you are being charged per KB.
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what ur tcp setting ?
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"A data plan is required to connect your mobile phone to the Internet. If you do not have a data plan or need to find out more, please contact your mobile service provider. Locate Opera Mini on your phone and launch it. Upon the first start Opera Mini automatically tests several Internet connection options. More..."

operamini.com/help
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I am notified about charges when I am going to certain sites on my blackberry.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a motorola pda phone that came with opera.. My internet also worked with T-mobile and I never had a plan... I never got charged extra... so I'm curious how you did it.. I just got the blackberry pearl and would love to install opera and get it going.. please give me some direction on how to install opera or where to find it.. do I install it with the desktop manager..??
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I just recently got a blackberry pearl from verizon, and I am paying for internet but all I can access is the set webpages. i.e. accu weather, yahoo messenger, VZnavigator. I was under the impression that I could browse the internet freely, is there a way for me to do so? How would I download opera or mozilla to my pearl?
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hit menu > go to and type the address.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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opera mini uses the standard TCP settings that are loaded into the pearl (as far as i remember) so you dont specifically need a BB plan to use it (since it doesnt use the BB gateway)
where can i find a link to prove this? i use operamini so much even if i am on Wi-Fi but i still get charged for Internet Connection Charges - different from the BlackBerry Service (you see we don't have flat rates here in the Philippines)
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