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Old 09-02-2006, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an unlocked BB 8700g and am thinking about using it with Cingular plans. Could anyone tell me the difference between Blackberry Email and
Blackberry Internet Service which are both offered on Cingular? Do I need
both plans to just receive and sent emails and to browse through the internet or BB Email would suffice? Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All you need is BIS unless you want to set up BES which is BlackBerry Enterprise Service, then you'd do BES. Not really needed unless your company gives you the option to connect to their server and retrieve your corporate email.
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When you go to Cingular, you simply need to buy a BB data plan and that will include both Email and Internet. You can not buy one or the other.
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cingular charges me about 40 bucks for unlimited data and i get email and internet
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The Cingular plan I have for my 8700c (in Atlanta) is for $29.99 for unlimited e-mail and data/internet...and you're free to select whichever voice plan you want with it.

I know that at least with Gmail, you get an "instant" push to the Blackberry, so I don't really have a need for BES--Although you can get another BES and/or Exchange host for additional $$/month through another service.

If you use your corporate BES, I think you need to upgrade to the $44.99 service with Cingular.
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The unlimited plan in conecticut is 44.95. I wonder why the difference
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Just checked, they only offer unlimited for 49.95 as of now. Dont even see the type of plan for 29.95. Would be nice
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Just checked, they only offer unlimited for 49.95 as of now. Dont even see the type of plan for 29.95. Would be nice
You need to call Cingular, The 29.99 unlimited data plan is available nationwide for BIS. If you use BES (or your company does) then you have to get the 44.95 plan.

I am in NH and the day the 29.99 plan was announced, I called and got it set up.
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Just checked, they only offer unlimited for 49.95 as of now. Dont even see the type of plan for 29.95. Would be nice
u need to talk to some other rep the 29.95 plan is nation wide and everyone can get its not a regional plan or just call cingular on your cell and have them change it thats what i did got it done in ten mins
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The 29.99 plan is relatively new but indeed does exist. This happened about 2 to 3 months ago.
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Does anything new need to be configured on the BlackBerry device if one switches from the $44.99 plan to the $29.99 plan? And also, are we sure there are no differences or is there something that is limited on the plan? I saw both when I added the service, but went with the $44.99 because I wan unsure about the other one because it had business in the name leading me to think it was email only or something.

Could someone who has this already log into their account on Cingular's website and tell me the exact feature code for it?

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There's nothing new to be configured.

Here's a simple breakdown. Again.

$29.99 Plan - for personal (BIS) e-mail ONLY. Still Unlimited. Still Data, and e-mail, and internet, and the rest of the goodies.

$44.99 Plan - for Corporate (BES) e-mail. You HAVE to have this plan if you're on a BES. Can also include BIS e-mail. Still Unlimited. Still Data, e-mail, internet, and the rest of the goodies.

Note: Text messaging is NOT included on either.
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Just checked, they only offer unlimited for 49.95 as of now. Dont even see the type of plan for 29.95. Would be nice

You should do a search on this site for "Cingular cost decrease" thread, or if someone is nice enough can post it for you. But it has the USOC code that you can give to Cingular in order for them to add it to your account. Most of us jumped on it back in June.

But it is definately available. Good luck.
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It's a long thread, but it should be in here:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...Cingular+29.99

There ya go!
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I called today and asked if I could change to the $29.99 plan from the $44.99 plan. I was politely told by 4 different people that there was no such plan. I then called back and asked to speak to a supervisor, he did say that there was such a plan and that I could switch because I was a "valued customer"...lol Anyway it worked and I am saving some $$ now... Thanks peeps
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For what it's worth, I just called Cingular, and changed plans. I was told that the data was still unlimited (email & internet) but the rate was reduced from $44.99 to $29.99. I use BIS if that helps.
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That is the line item for the $29.99 plan. Hope it helps.
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I then called back and asked to speak to a supervisor, he did say that there was such a plan and that I could switch because I was a "valued customer"...lol
What?! You can choose the data plan that suits your needs because you're a "valued customer"?

I'm sorry you ended up talking to so many clueless CS reps!

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And also, are we sure there are no differences or is there something that is limited on the plan?
The only limit is no BES access on the $29.99 plan (as mentioned above).
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What?! You can choose the data plan that suits your needs because you're a "valued customer"?

I'm sorry you ended up talking to so many clueless CS reps!


The only limit is no BES access on the $29.99 plan (as mentioned above).

Thanks for all the info. I got my unlocked 8700g last week and added the $29.99 data plan. The phone works fine, but I have no data connection.
It says "Data Connection Refused" on the screen. Three different Cingular
techs have tried diferent things but nothing seems to work. Does anyone
know what the problem here? Thanks.
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wow, that was easy. I called customer service and it took a short amount of time to get this changed. Thanks, gang, for the info!
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