Not sure this is the right sub-forum, but this was the only one specific to "network."
I have a Pearl 8130 with BIS;my first BB. One reason I chose this combination was it seemed a much cheaper way to get data on a PDA/Smartphone, compared to the higher costs of the Treo plans (e.g. with VZW). Because the internet data is bundled with the email, I assumed
that RIM was providing the gateway, and perhaps, they had some say about the pricing.
Does anyone here know if this is correct, does the carrier just connect you to RIM and they let you onto their gateway, or does the carrier just agree to let BB users with the BIS/BES handset (not tethered) plans onto the carrier's gateway? (if so, is that why the EVDO 8130's have faster web browsing than the EDGE 8100's?)
Or (likely) neither/both