Originally Posted by dozment
You're pretty much right about what you will not have by going with the non-BES version. No wireless sync, and who knows what Cingular is going to charge for data. I am using one in this mode, and I receive email from several different accounts.
One problem that bugs me is that when I delete a message on my Blackberry it doesn't get deleted from the original email account. I have to read/delete it on both my Blackberry and on my real email account. You also have to be sure to plug up occasionally to sync the PIM type information (calendar, contacts, etc).
As for apps that you should stay away from... Generally, anything that connects back to the internet from your Blackberry is in kind of a gray area when it comes to Cingular. I use several apps, and have never been charged for any data outside of my unlimited plan. Other people use the same apps and have been charged.
What I would recommend (and this is not a good solution) is that when you install an app that does an internet connection, use it lightly for the first month to be sure you are not going to be charged. I don't have a Bible app on mine, but if they actually load the text to the device at install time (as opposed to reading it from the internet when you do a search) you should not be charged.
Also, there is a new version of the BIS software that Cingular is supposed to be implementing some time soon. It will fixed the problem where you have to read/delete messages in two places (I think). The expected date is "spring", but I haven't heard an update from them in some time.
I hope this helps!
I'm on Cingular Orange and have BBSpell, Pocketday, Repligo, Google Local, Berry411 and a couple of others and I have yet to incur any extra data charges over my unlimted BB plan.