Originally Posted by newyowker
they charge $40 for the data plan which is ridiculous
Except for T-Mobile, everyone charges that or more for the BB data plan. I think Cingular has a $30 (BIS, no BES) option also. As to getting the icons and the Internet to work, you have to have a data plan (preferably the BB data plan); the service books are sent to your phone from the BB server.