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Old 06-26-2008, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got my curve today and i love how fast it is on wi-fi. now i read that it costs money to use it. how much a month does it cost? and what about the t-mobile internet i pay 5.99 a month for, does that make a difference?

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WiFi doesnt cost anything. you can use it without even a SIM card present.
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sweet, i had a mini heart attack when i read it would be added on my bill lol. thanks so much ;)
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I don't believe the $5.99 t-zones is doing anything for you either when you have a Blackberry device. You should remove it and save that money.

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Not so sure about that "doesnt cost anything".

I imagine it depends on whether you're using UMA. On my BB with wi-fi everything is tunnelled via the carrier - so I imagine they're measuring usage.

However I live in Canada so pay rather more than you would in the USA.
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If you plan on making calls through UMA (Wi-fi) then you will need the 9.99/mo HotSpot@Home add-on, at which point your calls will be unlimited. Calls made over Wi-fi without that add-on will be subtracted from the amount of minutes you have through your voiceplan.

If you're just using it to surf the Internet, no charge as was already said!
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If you use your BB on your home router, you can access data for free.
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Or any open WiFi hot spot, like Starbucks
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