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Old 05-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I'm hoping you can help me.
I'm wanting to purchase a blackberry solely for email/internet.
I've been looking on o2 website where they do unlimited blackberry standalone subscription at 12.77 per month.
O2 - Tariff Index

While reading the T&Cs i came across this which being new to the whole BlackBerry scene made no sense to me at all.

The BIS monthly line rental change excludes Web browsing on non RIM manufactured (BlackBerry ConnectTM) devices and O2 Active (WAP) browsing.

Can anyone explain what this means to me and any other info I might need to know!

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Louise, that primarily means that you cannot use your BB as a modem for connecting (or "tethering") to a laptop or other device, without additional charges. If you do so, they could charge you more.

So, welcome to the Forums! Have fun.
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Louise, that primarily means that you cannot use your BB as a modem for connecting (or "tethering") to a laptop or other device, without additional charges. If you do so, they could charge you more.

So, welcome to the Forums! Have fun.
Thanks for the quick reply - I would only really use it on the go anyway as I have internet already at home!
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It basically says that Blackberry Connect devices -- certain Nokia, Palm and Samsung devices -- cannot browse the web on this service. WAP browsing was really designed for web browsing on mobile phones (as opposed to PDA's/smartphones that are capable of viewing regular HTML sites). I don't really see any mention of tethering in the quoted sentence...
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It basically says that Blackberry Connect devices -- certain Nokia, Palm and Samsung devices -- cannot browse the web on this service. WAP browsing was really designed for web browsing on mobile phones (as opposed to PDA's/smartphones that are capable of viewing regular HTML sites). I don't really see any mention of tethering in the quoted sentence...
I'm looking at getting the BlackBerry Curve 8300 so I should be ok??
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Are scancom a reputable company to buy from? They have the blackberry i want aswel as the tariff. I cant order it from o2 online unfortunately :(
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