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Old 02-19-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hey guys.
I know most of you are over in the U-S of A
I was just randomly browsing the US 'Carriers' (as you call them) websites looking at the BB's that you get that we dont.
Your price plans really confuse me
You seem to not get any inclusive text messages... do you guys not text message?
And your price plans seem so expensive... i mean maybe they're not to you, but when i get my BB on friday (wooooo excited) i'll be paying 30 (or $60) a month whereas some of your base tarrifs are about $50
Meh, just curious.
It'd be nice to know though
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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I pay $120, or i guess 60 pounds for Unlimited BB Data, Unlimited Messaging, and 900 minutes/unlimited nights/weekends. doesnt seem that much out of the realm from there. our plans are not inclusive, generally, but you can pick and choose what you like.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thats actually pretty good.
For about 60 over here on say TMO youre getting 3900 OR 1950 minutes but it's an extra 10 on top for a BB Data Plan
Then again, you dont have to have a minimum price plan to add BB Data on top
Oh well
Cheers for the insight peeps
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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$59.99 for 1000 talk minutes, unlimited text messages, unlimited BB data. Also includes tethering so I can hook up my laptop to the internet. For $9.99 more I could add unlimited UMA minutes.

The plans are confusing as heck for the most part. Sometimes there are regional promotions going on as well. Text messaging is included with some plans and has to be added onto others.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Hey guys.
I know most of you are over in the U-S of A
I was just randomly browsing the US 'Carriers' (as you call them) websites looking at the BB's that you get that we dont.
Your price plans really confuse me
You seem to not get any inclusive text messages... do you guys not text message?
And your price plans seem so expensive... i mean maybe they're not to you, but when i get my BB on friday (wooooo excited) i'll be paying 30 (or $60) a month whereas some of your base tarrifs are about $50
Meh, just curious.
It'd be nice to know though
bloody red coat, don't look at our carriers ;)
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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bloody red coat, don't look at our carriers ;)
Hey, take it easy, not like he's from France or something.....

I have the $139.99 family share with 2100 minutes and unlimited bb data on two lines (one bb, one not). I don't text at all.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #7
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ok, lets keep country of origin out of this please. Someone is going to take the wrong way. the OP just had a question about US plans.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #8
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Would it have been funnier if I said "at least he's not from tattooine?"
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #9
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Would it have been funnier if I said "at least he's not from tattooine?"
LOL!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:49 PM   #10
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i realize it was a joke, and i did laugh, but yes, to answer your question, it would have been funnier
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:52 PM   #11
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this a yankee forum, i don't see co.uk anywhere, better not see round here no more..


sorry im getting out of hand LOL
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:57 PM   #12
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I pay $89.00 a month for family plan ( 2 phones) 1000 minutes talk time unlimited nights / weekends / unlimited data plus 400 text messages a months and its nationwide. I thought that was a lot!
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #13
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hahaha

for anyone thats seen the Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars ripoff:

"I could sure listen to some Tatooine Wind and Fire right now"

hahahaha

one of your finest american exports besides 'Friends', American Football and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:07 PM   #14
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I have a MyFaves plan here with T-Mobile that includes:

5 u.s numbers to talk to (any u.s. number) unlimited
with 600 anytime minutes and unlimited nights/weekends
$39.99

unlimited text messaging while under a myfaves
$9.99

unlimited mobile to mobile
$6.99

BIS
$19.99

i think its pretty deal for a total of $77.00 a month.

***just a side note, i also love their 24/7 customer service.***
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #15
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When I take out a 12 months contract with O2 UK, for 25 pounds + 10 pound blackberry unlimited, I will get my 8310 for free, what's the initial cost of the phone there in the states.
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got mine for $50 after rebate. You do have us beat greatly on device pricing.
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got mine for $50 after rebate. You do have us beat greatly on device pricing.
I know we have you beat there as we get the Bb's free on certain voice tarrifs and I must say that this surprises me as almost everything else in the US is cheaper than here.

I also beleive that US users also pay for calls & messages received...... we don't when we are in the UK but do get charged for receiving when abroad.
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We do have you beaten
But on the other hand, you have different devices to us, which is slightly unfair, i.e. the 8830 and the 8130
Then again... you dont have the 8820 and the 8120... and we do... =S
Confusion!!!
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i agree, you do have us beat on device pricing. if you take into account the currency, i have 900minutes, unlimited night/weekend, unlimited text, MMS, email, and data usage for 120$ or roughly 60 pounds. Not a bad plan price, but i also use alot more than most. you can get plans on some carriers here with the same for $90 or 45 pounds.
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We do have you beaten
But on the other hand, you have different devices to us, which is slightly unfair, i.e. the 8830 and the 8130
Then again... you dont have the 8820 and the 8120... and we do... =S
Confusion!!!
we have those devices here. the only device not in the states is the 8110.
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