BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-27-2007, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 8800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Can a Mobile Internet Plan substitute for a lack of a BB plan?

Please Login to Remove!

Hey guys,

I just got a Blackberry 8800 from eBay, waiting for it to be shipped over to me, and really only wanted it for texting on the QWERTY keyboard. Looking over the Rogers plans, I see its $20 Communicate Pack includes a $5 Rogers Mobile Internet plan.

Now, I'm not planning to sign up for a Blackberry plan by any means, just a simple voice plan, but I'm wondering if I can leverage the QWERTY keyboard toward e-mail without a Blackberry plan in addition to SMS.

Rogers' website states its Mobile Internet Plan includes:
  • Sending and receiving e-mail from your Yahoo!® or Windows Live™ Mail accounts
  • Chatting using Yahoo!® Messenger, Windows Live™ Messenger, Lavalife® and more
Mobile internet websurfing I am extremely not interested in, but chatting using MSN or sending e-mail to and fro the cellphone would be awesome. Has anyone ever tried this?

I'm just wondering how the e-mail system works. I mean, it's not push e-mail, right? You log on and check your e-mail as is? Would attachments and pictures included in the e-mails or what other kinds of potential limitations may I be missing here?

But also, in regards to chatting using this plan over MSN Live Messenger, wouldn't this be the same as using SMS on any given cellphone plan? If this is different, how so is it?

Thanks guys, I'm just curious as to what this Internet plan entails. As always, your advice is much appreciated. : )
Offline  
Old 10-28-2007, 12:03 AM   #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: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (8800: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Welcome to the BBForums.
Your BlackBerry is not just another cellphone, as you are learning. You will need a BlackBerry Data Plan to get push email, full internet and data usage. Otherwise your BlackBerry will be crippled to many applications.
Check the FAQ "What do I need a Data Plan for?"
http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Main_Page
Good luck.
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





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.