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Old 02-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can a Blackberry or any smartphone be used without ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc?

Can it be used for email, browsing, & texting without subscribing to any of these phone services?

I am looking for a specific, straight-forward answer that no one seems to know.

I want to get a Blackberry or smartphone just for email, browsing, & texting.

I have a cell phone and want to keep it for phone calls.

Please help me!!!!
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The only option is a wifi blackberry but all you can do is browse the web using wifi. No push email, etc. However, they will work even with no sim card inserted.
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you can just activate a blackberry data plan on a second line for any of those carriers, voice is not required.
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true on both parts

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Can a Blackberry or any smartphone be used without ATT, Verizon, Sprint, etc?

Can it be used for email, browsing, & texting without subscribing to any of these phone services?

I am looking for a specific, straight-forward answer that no one seems to know.

I want to get a Blackberry or smartphone just for email, browsing, & texting.

I have a cell phone and want to keep it for phone calls.

Please help me!!!!
straight-forward answer NO What carrier will offer the use without the service, none. you have to have basic service with the carrier even a first line
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