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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: Blackberry Pearl ATT
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Blackberry Bold w/ ATT

I am considering purchasing the Bold and my carrier is ATT. I currently have the Pearl, and I just had a few questions about the Bold.

  1. Is it required that you purchase a data plan with ATT to even use and opperate the phone?
  2. On the ATT website, under the phone overview, it says that you are able to insert pictures, video, and sound into a text message. Does that mean an SMS message, which requires no data plan? Or an MMS message, which I know does require a data plan to send?

It would be a huge help if somebody could spread their knowledge with me.


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Posts: 4,526
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Bold - T-mobile

Re: Blackberry Bold w/ ATT

You can buy the device without the Blackberry Data Plan, but you are loosing the 90 % of the features.


SMS is short message, one message with pictures attached is a MMS.

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Re: Blackberry Bold w/ ATT

1. No. The voice and SMS will works quite fine, as will the contacts, etc. It has only the same requirements as your Pearl.


2. That refers to an MMS message, which on ATT will require the data plan.

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