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Old 09-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
John Clark
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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No, you need a BB data plan in order to use "Blackberry" features. Email, pin messaging, etc. You can still use the Hotspot (wifi) browser to browse the internet using a wifi connection. However, without a BB data plan you cannot connect to the RIM data center. Think of it as a subscription to RIM. You still have to pay for that subscription. How you connect to it, wifi or EDGE, is up to you. The carriers charge you for the EDGE connection but your wifi is free access to the RIM system.
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