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Old 05-14-2006, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

I just ordered a 7100i new off of ebay. Question I have is. I currently have a i930, and hate it. Alot of problems. I know many said you can just swap the sim card, and it will work. But I also do not want to switch to a Blackberry Plan with nextel, because the voice is only pay as you go. Can I keep my current plan, and still use the phone? All I really need the phone for is text messaging, the internet/regular email really isnt that big a deal.

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Device does not support any sort of messaging without a data plan.
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You can keep your current plan for phone service and add the data plan if needed. You do not have to go to pay-as-u-go phone service if you want a BB data plan.

The plans listed on nextel.com do not include the optional phone service plan. They are stated that way for people that just want the BB for data and not phone service.

"A BlackBerry Data Service Plan is required with all BlackBerry handhelds, but a voice plan is not."
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I just changed my plan so that I can use the 7100i... they are currently running a special so that the unlimited data is the same cost as the 5mb- get in on that if you can! In addition, you can get 200 minutes with ree nights and weekends starting at 7pm for 29 bucks a month - if you want to add voice that is the one I would add! I have voice, data, text messaging, and direct connect for all under 85 a month
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I just changed my plan so that I can use the 7100i... they are currently running a special so that the unlimited data is the same cost as the 5mb- get in on that if you can! In addition, you can get 200 minutes with ree nights and weekends starting at 7pm for 29 bucks a month - if you want to add voice that is the one I would add! I have voice, data, text messaging, and direct connect for all under 85 a month

I had teh 10 dollar data plan on my I530 and swapped my sim into a 7520 and everything on the nextel online wap browser and BB browser workd perfectly i was even able to log into my bank account..the only things that didnt work was of coarse the blackberry stuff like PIN or Email but internet browsing was fine and of coarse i was able to recieve and make phone calls...
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It will function as mentioned above(phone features) but you cannot use the Bluetooth option if you want to. That SIM card doesn't support Bluetooth per Nextel.
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It will function as mentioned above(phone features) but you cannot use the Bluetooth option if you want to. That SIM card doesn't support Bluetooth per Nextel.
As i stated earlier everythign on the nextel 7520 and 7100 worked without adding blackberry internet service except for bb stuff the Bluetooth worked and works as well with the i530 sim card./...
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I have the 7100i and have both phone and data plans for my BB. From the website it's confusing. Try selecting the phone, then select a voice plan, and you will see the option to add the bb data plan. I believe that they are currently running a special - the unlimited data for the 5mb price. Text messaging is additional, but you get the first month free.
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