07-23-2014 07:51 AM
On most carriers you can use a BIS plan if you already have one with your previous device however you won't get the compressed data that BIS offers.
So to explain it differently, a regular data plan is all you need but if you have BIS it should work on your Z10 (but it has been known to negatively affect the operation of some BB 10 phones so beware).
I hope that answers your question.
07-23-2014 10:33 AM - edited 07-23-2014 10:34 AM
So, to make it even muddier... BIS as designed will not function properly on OS 10 devices. As stated, in some cases, it can even make your data plan not work. However... some carriers have a "boogied" pseudo-BIS which they claim is BIS (more for marketing reasons), but which functions fine on OS 10 because... it's not really BIS at all. I believe Bell Canada was doing this for a while.
Also be careful when a carrier claims you have a full functioning BIS plan only for you to discover you have been paying for normal, uncompressed data. In other words, BIS + OS10 = NO.
06-20-2015 11:04 AM
06-20-2015 11:53 AM
06-20-2015 12:01 PM - edited 06-20-2015 12:05 PM
You can have a BIS plan on your line, but your 10 series phone cannot use it. In other words, if the phone appears to function properly that's because it is using a stock data plan, it cannot use a BIS plan. Thus you are paying for something you are not using. NO OS 10 phone can work with a BIS plan.
In fact, here is Vodaphone itself telling you the same thing...