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

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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Old 04-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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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