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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Soon to be BB user in need of a little info.

I realise now, i shouldnt have posted the following in the 'welcome' section Smiley Indifferent





I've not got a BB at the moment however i've just sold my iphone and i think a Blackberry is the way to go HOWEVER.........


im a little confused regarding any additional cost when using a BB.



Im currently a 'Pay & Go' user on O2 UK and i currently get unlimited internet access upon topping up each month. I also have Wifi internet in my home.


I read somewhere that BB charge an additional cost for using BB services (internet,email,messenger etc) is this correct???

   I used to be able to keep track of my emails and browes the internet away from home using my iphone and my O2 sim and then it would connect to my home Wifi once within range. I'm on a budget and have been looking at getting the 8520 on O2.


If i put my 'Pay & Go' O2 card in it (with my unlimited data plan) can i use the internet and email immediately, away from home without additional costs from BB.


Can i also browes the internet and check my email for free using my homes Wifi without any additional charges??



Thanks Chris.

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Re: Soon to be BB user in need of a little info.

Most of those question will have to be answered by your O2 UK customer service, as they will know their data plans.


But for the BlackBerry, you will need a BlackBerry specific data plan.

Just a generic internet access plan usually will not suffice.


So when you speak to them, make sure you get specific BlackBerry data plan information, add-on or bolt-on or whatever the call it.

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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: Soon to be BB user in need of a little info.

Ok Thanks.



Is a Blackberry data plan only needed to be able to use the internet and email?


What about using my home WiFi connection.



I have a Wifi connection at work and at home. If i bought a new BB, would i be able to put my O2 sim in and use my home/work Wifi connection without setting up a BB data plan? Is a BB data plan only needed if i want to use the internet away from a Wifi area??

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Registered: ‎11-30-2010
My Device: Curve - 8520
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: Soon to be BB user in need of a little info.

A data plan will be required to use any internet functions. Though I think I caught in another topic that JSanders mentioned that using a Hotspot will allow you to perform some limited functions. Perhaps he can confirm/deny that point. Smiley Happy


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