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Old 04-21-2007, 03:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I hope I'm posting this in the right place! I've been looking on the FAQ and searching, but can't find a similar thread...

I'm currently on a contract with 02 with a standard phone, and am seriously thinking about purchasing a blackberry to help me out with my work a bit.

What I'm wondering is what is going to happen when I put my 02 sim card in (I know nothing about this!) - am I going to have to switch to a different tariff, or are there simply some settings I need to enter to enable it to connect to the servers/email/internet?

I'm probably going to go for a 7230 or something similar, if this makes a difference! I've sent 02 an email with my query as well but I'm guessing they are not going to be as helpful as you guys!

Sorry if it seems a silly question, I'm just not that much of a technie when it comes to blackberrys!

Thanks in advance if you're able to offer some advice (Now am off to look at the "for sale" section on this forum!)

Tim
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to BB Forums!

Yes, you are going to have to switch tariffs. There is a special "BlackBerry Data Plan" which replaces any Internet service tariffs you currently have. You need this to connect to the RIM BlackBerry infrastructure for e-mail.

Without a BlackBerry Data Plan, there is no way to get e-mail onto a BB.

Hope that helps.
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A blackberry data plan lets the blackberry servers talk to your BB over a secure tunnel over your standard GPRS connection. Without that your blackberry will only function as a cell phone, sms data, and organizer. (I ran a 7230 for few months with a pre-paid t-mobile card and just used it to hold my phone numbers and manually sync my calendar to outlook.)
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