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Old 03-21-2008, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My phone died 2 months before I negotiate my plan. VZ was asking $50 for a
used phone without warranties. I found a nice Blackberry 7250 and had it
turned on. Unfortunately I did not know I had to also sign up for a data
package because I am using a blackberry.

My first question is do I really need a data package, I got the $24.99 since
I could not get my phone turned on without one.

My second question is, are there cheaper packages than $24.99, I heard 71764
plan is free, when I called the people at Verizon they started to question
how I know these codes instead of helping me reduce my phone bill expenses.
So is there a better option for me with blackberry.

Third question with my contract coming up for negotiation in May, I am
hoping to get a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone. What would be my
best negotiation strategy to keep my expenses as low as possible.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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I'll comment on your first question: You will not be able to use the blackberry branded data services, in particular push email and the blackberry web browser without a blackberry data plan. In your case, it sounds to me like you are interested in BIS.

I'll defer to others on the VZW questions. In the meantime, take a look at the article in blackberryfaq.com on using a blackberry with a generic data plan. I don't know if that is an option for you or not. Others will advise, I'm sure.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a Blackberry 7250 on Verizon and I have the $29.95 unlimited data and email package. You need to have the phone on a voice plan in addition to the data plan, I have two other phones on Verizon so I just added the Blackberry to the Family Share Plan for $9.99 a month.


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My phone died 2 months before I negotiate my plan. VZ was asking $50 for a
used phone without warranties. I found a nice Blackberry 7250 and had it
turned on. Unfortunately I did not know I had to also sign up for a data
package because I am using a blackberry.

My first question is do I really need a data package, I got the $24.99 since
I could not get my phone turned on without one.

My second question is, are there cheaper packages than $24.99, I heard 71764
plan is free, when I called the people at Verizon they started to question
how I know these codes instead of helping me reduce my phone bill expenses.
So is there a better option for me with blackberry.

Third question with my contract coming up for negotiation in May, I am
hoping to get a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone. What would be my
best negotiation strategy to keep my expenses as low as possible.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
SM
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I am assuming the $29.99 includes the insurance.
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