06-13-2009 11:08 AM
I'm on a contract with T-Mobile in the UK and get all the necessary BlackBerry services, so I've got instant emails and BlackBerry enterprise and the sort that I can use my BBM.
I'm going away for the next three months, and would like to be able to have my BlackBerry with me and working. T-Mobile have offered me a £15 charge a month whereby I can send/receive unlimited emails directly to my phone wherever I am in the world, but they do not offer any package bundle for internet usage. The lovely people over at T-Mobile have no idea if this service will allow me to use my BlackBerry Messenger while abroad, 'seeing as it's a RIM service and not one provided by T-Mobile'
Q: Does BBM work via the internet or via instant emails? I'm just thinking whether or not I would be able to use my BBM abroad without getting charged ridiculous amounts of money on roaming rates. Seeing as I've got this £15 a month deal for sending and receiving instant emails, does that include blackberry usage? I literally have no idea who to ask seeing as I don't really understand how BBM works. Would it fall under the auspices of instant emails or would it be part of the internet usage meaning I'll be charged?
Any ideas would be amazing.
06-13-2009 11:56 AM
Hi there and welcome to the forum.
Blackberry Email, BB messanger, Pin to Pin messages, Blackberry Internet Browser uses the same access point (APN) in the data network, which is blackberry.net, and they are ALL RIM services. Therefore, in "normal circumstance", carrier's unlimited plan means waiving all the data traffic going through blackberry.net APN. You can check this by looking at your BB's service books, go to Options > Advanced Options > Service Books > open the service starts with your email address, the Gateway IP should be xxx.xxx.xxx......./blackberry.net.
However, who knows what setting T-Mobile have setup at the background to differenciate different traffic. I would suggest you only take advise from them regarding to charges as they are liable with info they supply to you, but not anyone from here.
06-13-2009 12:09 PM
06-13-2009 12:15 PM
That is the most irresponible reply from your carrier and I would suggest you to ask for a supervisor and keep escalating the case until your have an answer.
I can gaurantee you that data charges has nothing to do with RIM, your carrier is charging you to use their network, not RIM.
01-12-2012 01:22 PM
I wish to use my Blackberry abroad in France and want to know if T-Mobile do any blackberry plans for abroad use. If not can i buy a French Sim card and buy a blackberry booster that way or do French sim cards only work in French phones?
01-13-2012 01:56 PM
The answer to all of those questions is Yes. You can do each one.
01-14-2012 07:21 AM
So do french sim cards inly work in french phones?
No, if the device is unlocked for other SIM cards, any carrier's SIM will work in it.
Does the t-mobile BBROAM service truly offer unlimited internet and email?
You will need ask TMobile that question.
01-14-2012 09:13 AM