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Registered: ‎04-04-2008
My Device: 8707g
Re: Sim cards and international travel
Most SIMs will give you adequate gprs speeds for using e-mail and Internet (via wap). If you want better speed, ask for a 3G SIM. I don't know about Ireland but I guess most countries in Europe now offers 3G sim cards for mobile phones also on cash plans with no subscription fees. You don't need the Blackberry Internet Service to check mail and use Internet; that dataplan will only give you the BB specific services, such as push e-mail. You can access your email anyway, via POP or by installing an application like mobile Gmail - excellent by the way. You can also install different web browsers, such as mobile Opera. You might have to fiddle with the data settings, but any operators help line should assist you with this easily.