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Old 09-21-2005, 01:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just checked with TMO about international roaming for GPRS too, since I'll be going to Canada in a couple weeks. It's $10 per MB in Canada, $15 per MB in the rest of the world. To me, that isn't that big of a deal, given that I am a moderately active email receipient, and used .99 MB last month. It will cost be a couple bucks to spend a week in Canada. Not that big of a deal.
Exactly. The key is to just use the BB for e-mail and not surf the web for any length of time. If you stick to that then international roaming, whether in Canada or China is not too expensive. I am a very heavy user and never have huge bills when I get back from overseas.
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I am a moderately active email receipient, and used .99 MB last month.
That's great, and if I had the benefit of your experience before I decided to give up on their data plan, I probably would have stuck with it. But, as I said, T-Mobile was unable or unwilling to provide any guidance at all about baseline throughput and the device provides absolutely no mechanism to control it.

Given your ~1M of useage, would you be willing to put a messages/day definition on "moderately active"? Average message size? Mix of messages with/without attachements?
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Default Dumb question, but I'm very new to this

I don't even have a Blackberry, I am trying to figure out what to do????

What is the $19.99/month charge on T-Mobile's site for unlimited international email? I'm confused. Does that mean I can get email anywhere in the world and never go over that amount?

I will do a separate post for what it is we are actually looking for.

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What is the $19.99/month charge on T-Mobile's site for unlimited international email? I'm confused. Does that mean I can get email anywhere in the world and never go over that amount?
I don't see any plans on their web site with that name or description.

What you are looking at is probably the basic data service plan for a BlackBerry with T-Mo. That is a National plan. It's highly unlikely that you could get world data roaming for that price.

That being said, for my zip code, it looks like the basic data service price was increased $10 to $29.99.

The bit about "unlimited international email" is probably just a marketing glimmer. Of course you can get email to/from anyone in the world.

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well atleast you have a plan thats affordable... i have nextel and its 49.99 a month for unlimited and i cant go over sea's.. t-zone is for pocket pc's or treo's that dont have push email... taking out the batt to reset the bb is not that big of a deal because you very seldomly have to reset it..... treo;s rest on there own alot so of course there is an easy way of doing it..blackberrys are expensive..period its just life...dont buy a blackberry if you dont want push email because you are just wasting money.
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I don't see any plans on their web site with that name or description.

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When going through the order process, after selecting a plan, this comes up under "Select Optional Services" after selecting the $29.99 unlimited data plan:

BlackBerry Unlimited International Email
Now you can get unlimited international email for one low monthly price of $19.99. Make the world a little smaller.

So that is what's confusing me.
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When going through the order process, after selecting a plan, this comes up under "Select Optional Services" after selecting the $29.99 unlimited data plan:

BlackBerry Unlimited International Email
Now you can get unlimited international email for one low monthly price of $19.99. Make the world a little smaller.

So that is what's confusing me.
that is 19.99 a month ON TOP OF the 19.99 a month you already pay for your BB useage... so if you are a frequent BB user overseas, you can pay 19.99 a month for all of your email while roaming. Not sure if it covers general data useage, but since it's all through the same APN, I would think so.

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