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Old 12-30-2005, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Confused about Cingular Blackberry (international) plans

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I have the Cingular $44.95 Blackberry Unlimited Add On Plan. My e-mail is forwarded to my Cingular e-mail address and works perfectly. I didn't set up my e-mail using the Cingular BIS website as I didn't need to.

I see that Cingular offers the following:

"BlackBerry® International $69.99 per month
Use your BlackBerry device to send and receive unlimited e-mail in the U.S. and around the world in over 95 countries. Call 1-866-CINGULAR to sign up now."

"BlackBerry® International with Voice $64.99 per month
Combine BlackBerry International with your existing Cingular Wireless voice plan and get a $5 monthly discount off the $69.99 data plan price.
Call 1-866-CINGULAR to sign up now."


Won't my $44.95 plan work when I travel overseas? Do I need to get "Blackberry International"? What's the difference? I can't get a straight answer from Cingular.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Cingular $44.95 Blackberry Unlimited Add On Plan. My e-mail is forwarded to my Cingular e-mail address and works perfectly. I didn't set up my e-mail using the Cingular BIS website as I didn't need to.

I see that Cingular offers the following:

"BlackBerry® International $69.99 per month
Use your BlackBerry device to send and receive unlimited e-mail in the U.S. and around the world in over 95 countries. Call 1-866-CINGULAR to sign up now."

"BlackBerry® International with Voice $64.99 per month
Combine BlackBerry International with your existing Cingular Wireless voice plan and get a $5 monthly discount off the $69.99 data plan price.
Call 1-866-CINGULAR to sign up now."


Won't my $44.95 plan work when I travel overseas? Do I need to get "Blackberry International"? What's the difference? I can't get a straight answer from Cingular.
If you do not have the Cingular international plan, you will pay data roaming charges outside the United States (expensive!). The International Data plan gives you unlimited data roaming anywhere in the (GSM) world with your Blackberry.

What Cingular probably did not tell you is the International plan can be added when you leave and deleted when you return. The plan can be added prior to the trip and then removed the following month. I recommend this to ensure data charges are fixed for the trip. Call Cingular Blackberry support at: 800-335-4685 and ask them to add billing code IUBR. It will show up on your billing feature list as cwunlmtdblkbrybolton. Note: TXT (SMS) messages are not included in the unlimited bolt-on plan.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's great information, thanks. I think they told me that if I wanted to make lower cost calls while overseas, I could not get the data plan. It's either the data plan or the cheaper voice plan, not both.
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