BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2007, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 10
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red face Convince me to keep my Curve without BES / BIS

Please Login to Remove!

First off, I love the Curve. I've done comparative analysis at a lot of phones, and for my needs, the Curve comes out on top every time. I looked at the Q, the Dash, the Blackjack, the JAQ4, etc... Even compared to the iPhone. I prefer a real keyboard.

I'm lucky enough to have a grandfathered Fido Unlimited Data plan. I can't remove this and use the Fido Blackberry plan because I will lose my Unlimited. (Yes, the carriers in Canada are really lame in this respect)

So, users out there who use the Blackberry without BES or BIS:

How is it ?

Do you replace the web browser ? It is not bloated to have two browsers ?

What do you use to check your email ? Can you still check a POP / IMAP account ?

Can you use the BB as a modem through Dial Up Networking somehow ?

What do you use as an RSS Feed Reader ? (with offline support)

What else is complicated / annoying about a BB without BES / BIS ?

I really really love the Curve and want to keep it, I hope someone can inspire me to take the plunge.

Thanks !
Offline  
Old 10-13-2007, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,914
Post Thanks: 59
Thanked 241 Times in 180 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

There is a very detailed FAQ listed here:
http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Main_Page
Look for "How to use a generic data plan for BlackBerry" or cloase to that.
Ypu won't have full internet or push email, but it is usuable.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

10pcs Slot White 15*15*15mm CPU / Screen Electronics Cooling Fin NEW
$1.53
10pcs Slot White 15*15*15mm CPU / Screen Electronics Cooling Fin NEW      pictureAllen-Bradley 1769-L18ER-BB1B (1769-L18ER-BB1B) Processor/Controller
$1200.0
Allen-Bradley 1769-L18ER-BB1B (1769-L18ER-BB1B) Processor/Controller pictureSUNON For Q120 Q150 series MF50060V1-B090-S99 DC5V 1.3W CPU COOLING FAN M2492 QL
$7.89
SUNON For Q120 Q150 series MF50060V1-B090-S99 DC5V 1.3W CPU COOLING FAN M2492 QL pictureJARO AD1212HB-F93GP 12038 Case Fan 12V DC 200CFM PC CPU Cooling 3pin
$10.58
JARO AD1212HB-F93GP 12038 Case Fan 12V DC 200CFM PC CPU Cooling 3pin pictureOMRON PLC CPU Unit CP1E-NA20DT-D NEW IN BOX
$253.83
OMRON PLC CPU Unit CP1E-NA20DT-D NEW IN BOX picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.