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Old 04-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello i jsut bought me a bb 8800 i am new to this "bb world" couple of questions.

1. i dont seee a internet browser icon??

2. is there any way i can use the gps for free???

3. how do i get the maps??
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hello i jsut bought me a bb 8800 i am new to this "bb world" couple of questions.

1. i dont seee a internet browser icon??

2. is there any way i can use the gps for free???

3. how do i get the maps??
Welcome to BBF

1) do you Have BB Data plan and has your BB been provisioned
2)who is your carrier?
3) google.com/gmm as well as BBmaps i believe is native to that OS
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You need a BB data plan in order to have a browser. Download BB Maps from http://mobile.blackberry.com. Its free and you can use it with the GPS.

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1) do you Have BB Data plan and has your BB been provisioned
2)who is your carrier?
3) google.com/gmm as well as BBmaps i believe is native to that OS
no i dont have the data plan/ what do you mean provisioned??

tmobile

so if i go to that ste i can dl maps and navagate them for free?
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Without a data plan you can't use any mapping applications as they all require data to download the maps.
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ahhh ic ic. so if i get a plan do i still ahve to pay monthly to use the gps??

also where is my internet browser icon do i need the data plan first?
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wow you got the BB8800 from TMO and don't have a BBdata plan? you are missing the backbone of BB use without it. I know not everyone needs it but for the features you are asking about you need it
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they guy was tellin me it wasnt worth it for 20 bucks a month. but i just wanna use my gps. :(
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No kidding. For $20 its very worth it. Call TMo and have them add the data plan.
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yea im go head and go with that plan. so if i get data plan i will be able to use my gps for free? that tmo rep was tellin i had to go threw a 3rd party and pay monthly? is that tru??

man ya are better than the tmoble reps!!
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sorry for the double post but witch one is better??

BlackBerry Unlimited Add-on Add access to BlackBerry's powerful data functionality to a voice rate plan. The BlackBerry Unlimited Add-on includes unlimited BlackBerry Web Client e-mail and Web browsing.

BlackBerry Unlimited International E-mail Make the world a little smaller. Send and receive unlimited e-mail while you travel for one low monthly fee. You must be using a carrier that provides GPRS Internet service to send or receive e-mail. Voice calls are billed at standard international rates.

there both the same price i betting there the same thing.. im such a noob lol
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Once you add the data plan you will get the browser. Then you can download BBMaps if its not there already. Your GPS will work with BBMaps...it doesn't cost extra.

If you want voice prompts and turn by turn directions then yes you'll need an app like TeleNav which is $10 per month. See the GPS and mapping discussion in this forum.
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NO it isnt true and at 20 bucks the BB data is very well worth it!!! most carriers are at least 10 dollars more.

once the plan has been added the browser will appear once TMO pushed the new service books to you
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Most reps arent that familiar with what they dont use. He was crazy not to get you to add the Data cost himself money
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Just make sure you specify "BlackBerry Data Plan". You'll be much happier with your BB once its added. And ezrunner is correct. $20 is cheap. My wife is with a carrier that charges $45 for an unlimited cell phone gprs plan-not even a BB data plan. Gotta love TMo.

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thanks guys!!!!!! i just added the data plan should take 12 -48 hours.
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weird. now the EGDE is in all caps and it finally says t-mobile on the front...OOO so fast!!!! technology i luv it.
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hey now its telling me to add tzones for 5.99??? do i need that?/
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Sweet! Your data plan has been added. I'd you don't have a browser yet you may be able to speed up the process by going to options, advanced options, host routing table and click the menu key and select register now.
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