11-21-2007, 12:55 PM
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Ditto the above. You need a blackberry data plan to utilize the native blackberry apps such as browser and email. You can do some things with carrier's data, such as opera mini. See blackberryfaq.com and pay attention particularly to the article on why you need a data plan, or whatever the actual title is. Also search on opera mini, if you go that direction. But my advice is purchase a blackberry data plan.
Also look at the article on buying a used blackberry. Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones; but if not, this article will come in handy when you are troubleshooting.