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Old 08-16-2006, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Alternatives to BIS for Checking Gmail?

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Hi experts,

Relatively new 8700g owner here. I am on BIS and the only email I check is Gmail. I am going to be a poor student soon, so I want to find a workaround for checking my gmail without subscribing to a blackberry plan, and hopefully will save myself some money. I really like the Blackberry's calendar, address book, and browser features, so I can do without push for the time being.

Here are the methods I've thought of:

-using on my browser. anyone know how to assign a convenience key to go directly to this page?

-using the Gmail mobile application, which can be slow and unreliable

-having gmail push messages via SMS (ie [email address]) - unfortunately SMS messages are limited in size. anyone know how to set up a rule so that gmail only forwards the first x characters of an email?

I will probably subscribe to Tmobile web which is $6 instead of $20 for the blackberry plan. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by BBar
I will probably subscribe to Tmobile web which is $6 instead of $20 for the blackberry plan. Thoughts?
Save your money. T-Mobile web does not work with a BlackBerry. You must have the BlackBerry Data Plan to do any sort of data/web related work.

Without a BlackBerry Data Plan, all you'll have is voice and SMS.
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