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Old 09-13-2009, 09:44 PM
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Blackberry owners, a question

This PIN messaging system, is it free free. IE I dont need to have data turned on to use it? I know stupid question I dont have data and I have a blackberry.. I know but I have no need for the data plan I just bought it for the qwerty board and supreme screen quality.

I have unlimited texting but some of my friends with bb's dont and they said to just PIN them...

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Old 09-13-2009, 09:55 PM
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If you have phone service only and no data service you shuldn't be able to PIN them.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:10 PM
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You have to have BIS or BES otherwise you may rack up some serious data charges, depending on your carrier you may be able to get a mini plan for about $5.00.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:30 PM
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I always thought that on the newer devices you had to have a data plan. I have bis so i am not sure if i would get charged otherwise. I use my blackberry messenger all the time though.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:42 PM
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Yes you do need to have a data plan. It uses an internet connection to connect to the BIS server at RIM's server farm somewhere.

On Verizon Wireless all blackberries are required to have a data plan. Smartphones released after a certain date which I believe was in 2008 are required to have a data plan as well.

AT&T from what I have seen does not require a data plan on blackberries. Personally blackberries make lackluster standalone smartphones compared to every Treo or Windows Mobile phone I've owned. A dataplan is relatively crucial to its use.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:16 AM
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Your right about the blackberry being useless without the data. I think that all smartphones are useless without data plans. My sister has a palm centro and she can't do anything really but text because my parents won't pay for data.

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