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12-18-2012 12:50 PM - edited 12-18-2012 12:54 PM
Hello, a quick question please.
Historically, the sole reason I have never had a Blackberry is because there has never been local client email support without a Blackberry data plan. Therefore, I was wondering if Blackberry have changed its tune in this respect yet?
12-18-2012 01:02 PM
12-18-2012 02:15 PM
Hello sdgardne, many thanks for confirming what I still suspected. It is a real shame but I suppose that the Blackberry business mode is such that this limitation is worthwhile sticking with.
12-18-2012 02:22 PM
12-18-2012 02:31 PM - edited 12-18-2012 02:39 PM
I understand and see the sense in your argument. However, it does not make me want to buy a Blackberry mobile and therefore, the sense in your argument is irrelevant to me, personally.
In addition, my wife had a Playbook for a very short period and due to the hassle she had with Blackberry support, she now has an Ipad. The Playbook literally went 'in the bin' and she accepted the loss and put it down to experience; an experience which means she will never buy anything Blackberry again.
Anyway, no need to reply, I am sure Blackberry knows best what customers want and how support should work. Their financial results clearly prove this...perhaps not!
Anyway, I do hope they manage to turn things around as the market needs the competition.
12-23-2012 03:08 PM
Hello, a quick question please.
Historically, the sole reason I have never had a Blackberry is because there has never been local client email support without a Blackberry data plan.
there are some local client email apps available on BlackBerry phones. They may not all be available in the AppWorld, but there are some.
That being said, you should check with the carriers available for your country. In France, the BlackBerry data plan costs 0 compared to a regular data plan, so there is absolutely no inconvenience to take a BlackBerry data plan instead of a regular data plan.
so in the end, the conclusion is that the business model depends on the carrier, and not so much on RIM.