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Old 06-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

New BB owner here. I previously had one through my work, now got one for my personal life. So I'll probably be here a lot!

OK. This seems to be a big sticky question:

I am going to London for two weeks. I set up the Int'l email plan w/ TMobile. ** Does anyone know from experience if I will get charged for Internet browsing or not? **

Alternatively, does it make sense to try it out and then check my account the next day to see if I was charged?


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Hey Guys,

New BB owner here. I previously had one through my work, now got one for my personal life. So I'll probably be here a lot!

OK. This seems to be a big sticky question:

I am going to London for two weeks. I set up the Int'l email plan w/ TMobile. ** Does anyone know from experience if I will get charged for Internet browsing or not? **

Alternatively, does it make sense to try it out and then check my account the next day to see if I was charged?


TIA
The UK rates are as follows:
$0.99/minute for voice
$0.015/kb or $15.36/mb for data

Here is the t-mobile link for reference

Unsupported Browser

from the pull-down menu select the country you will be visiting.

Have a safe trip!
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I went to Glasgow and London in January and I was charged for data. Yes I had the int'l email add-on on my account.
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Ah. Got it. Oh well. Maybe I should start thinking about an unlock and a prepaid sim....

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I'm not aware of any prepaid data sims, only prepaid voice sims. Of course I could be wrong
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I'm not aware of any prepaid data sims, only prepaid voice sims. Of course I could be wrong
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I am going to London for two weeks. I set up the Int'l email plan w/ TMobile. ** Does anyone know from experience if I will get charged for Internet browsing or not? **
No. If you search you'll find mixed results. Some were charged, some weren't. I wasn't charged when I went to the Netherlands but be aware that you might get charged for browsing.

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I'm not aware of any prepaid data sims, only prepaid voice sims. Of course I could be wrong
You can get data on prepaid. The problem is that it's pretty much impossible to find Blackberry data on prepaid. I recall hearing that there was one carrier somewhere that might offer this but I don't recall which off the top of my head (nor whether it was relevant to someone travelling to the UK).

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