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blackberry on a basic plan?

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by tyyyler, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. tyyyler

    tyyyler New Member

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    can i use an old blackberry on my basic family plan with just voice and text? i just want to use the blackberry with my plan $40 plan, i don't need the $100 data plan.
     
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    Yes. You can add on the BlackBerry data plan to any plan, excluding PrePaid. Right now, I have a BlackBerry on my basic family plan along with 2 other lines. So I am paying $123 after taxes. I have no need for unlimited minutes.
     
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    Not sure you're question came through clearly. Are you asking if you can use a BlackBerry without a data plan? If so, the answer is no, not on Verizon's service. They will require a data plan (as stated in your other thread). As an add-on to your existing plan, it will cost $30 per month for unlimited email and web (BIS plan).
     
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    I want to do same thing - Blackberry without data plan.

    People tell me "sign up for data plan and cancel after 1 month". Would this work ?

    I went to VZ store twice and got different answers. Someone else said it would work, but synching calendars with laptop would not be possible.

    Thanks !
     
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    I guess it depends on which CS rep you get. In general, they won't remove a data plan from an active smartphone line. Syncing with a cable will work with or without the data plan.
     
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    Verizon will not let you have a Black Berry without at least the $29.99 data plan. However, they have a hard time controlling what customers do on their "My Verizon" web site.;)
     
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    I am pretty sure that you will want that data plan on there if you activate a BlackBerry. You wouldn't want to see the bill if you didn't have one. Verizon requires this, and it will be added back on even if you remove it.
     
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    Heavy fluid is correct about the bill,that is if you use any data or send or recieve emails. If you do find a way to remove the Black Berry plan, and Verizon doese catch on, they will reinstate the plan. I'm not sure if they can back date charges for any months without the plan. But if Im not mistaken, there is nothing that I have seen in Verizon's T&C. I could be wrong though.
     
  9. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    yeah it doesnt make any sense that Verizon wouldnt just let the Blackberry customers completely elect for no data and remove the plan and use them on a basic plan but they're assuming everyone who gets a blackberry wants internet
     
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    The blackberry device is constantly pinging their servers, and unlike windows mobile, there is not an easy way to disable the data connection on the device itself. Before VZW tied the esn's to the billing systems, it was quite common to have customers with PDA's not on data plans, it was also quite common for those customers to get hit with a 2-3 thousand dollar airtime overage charge.
     
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    Verizon's data pay per use is $2.00 per MB so I can see how one could rack up a huge bill without a data/Blackberry plan. I believe the original post stated that Tyyyler didn't want to use email or data,just voice and text.My question to Tyyyler is, why a Blackberry if all you want to do is make calls and text.Seems like a little overkill.Whatever floats your boat i guess.Not trying to be intrusive.Just curious.
     
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    Data is charged differently on the PDA's... $0.015/KB on the devices that allow for Pay per use data (which is $15.36/MB).

    If you want a smartphone without mandatory data, look at the Palm Centro, XV6800, Motorola Q9c, The HTC Touch... these are some of the older smartphones that dont require a data plan. Phones like the Touch Pro, Omnia, and Saga (in addition to the BlackBerry phones) require a data plan.

    If you insist on using a BlackBerry and dont want to be forced into a data plan, look at the GSM carriers, AT&T and TMobile.
     
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    but i mean even the blackberries react to what's available to them to work with.....por ejemplo.....my friend got Sprint and ported her number in. While she was on the temporary number there wasn't much she could do. In fact the browser icon was missing because the Blackberry knew data wasn't available.....once data came online.........BOOM..........everything started updating itself......all the data intensive apps on the phone instantly had icons on the home screen blah blah blah

    like T-Mobile people manage.....why isn't it just as easy as just turning off data and letting it be?
     
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    No, it won't work.
    It tells you even when you go on the website to add/remove features that you must have something whether it's the $44.95 one for Corporate email (BES) or the $24.95 limited or $29.95 unlimited plan for regular email (BIS).
    I've never really understood the desire of someone to have a BlackBerry without a data plan, although I do understand that there are some really neat features of the phone that do not require data.
    I am about to move away from my BlackBerry to one of the many cool non PDA phones that Verizon offers because I don't feel I need the BlackBerry and as much as I love it (I'm absolutely ADDICTED to it) I don't feel justified spending the extra $29.95 a month.
    Just my two-cents worth anyhow.
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