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Topic # 51631 30-Nov-2009 15:12
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I've been reading around on the forums and noticed you guys are quite the experts on Blackberrys, if you don't mind, I would like to ask a few questions.

Currently, I'm on a TXTER60 plan (Vodafone), upon purchasing a Blackberry Storm 9500, i plan on adding the BBLite (100 mb/month) plan to my contract.

I am a bit unsure on whether or not this standard data plan will work with a Blackberry. On the Vodafone website, it talks about the Blackberry Internet Service which im not very familiar with. I was wondering if I could still use all the standard Blackberry features on the BBLite plan so I don't have to pay the huge pricing on the BIS plans.

Also, what are your opinions on the Blackberry Storm, which is the Blackberry I intend to purchase?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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  Reply # 277885 30-Nov-2009 15:15
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Storm 2 yes, storm 1 no. Wifi support is important to me :)

plans laid out here, on new 2 year contract the 200 MB is cheaper than the 100 MB (200 MB is ample and I am busy with 50+ emails a day).

So I might as well hijack this topic and ask Paul or John when the 9700 and/or the 9520 will be out please lads?



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  Reply # 277887 30-Nov-2009 15:22
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WiFi isn't entire important to me, is there anything else?

These plans are only for data usage but I need the texts and calls of the current plan that I'm on. I need them.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 277888 30-Nov-2009 15:25
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check the email I have sent you, I have the texter plus the 200



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  Reply # 277891 30-Nov-2009 15:28
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Ok, the thing is, is that I don't want to be going any higher than $50/month which is the cost of the TxTer60+BBLite.

Is the compass thing free?

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  Reply # 277898 30-Nov-2009 15:38
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I don't see how you can do under $50.00 on a BB, you can have casual plans but no BB experience, might as well get an android. 40 for the texter, and another 40 for the BB plan 100MB, or 33.95 for the 200. So ... what appeals to you about the BB?



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  Reply # 277902 30-Nov-2009 15:43
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Well, I'm not old enough to be able to support that sort of plan. My parent pays for my $40.00 plan.

I like its elegance and that its advanced and capable of doing other things. I like its design also and the GPS functionality.

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  Reply # 277907 30-Nov-2009 15:50
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I reckon better to wait for the storm 2, it should not be long, it has support for the open GL, and I guess you better off getting the 200MB plan as well which is cheaper than the 100. Again, Android 2.0/2.1 like the Hero also a capable device.

Storm 2 video.

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  Reply # 277908 30-Nov-2009 15:51
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CodyyC: Ok, the thing is, is that I don't want to be going any higher than $50/month which is the cost of the TxTer60+BBLite.

Is the compass thing free?


Blackberry is not for your budget then



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  Reply # 277909 30-Nov-2009 15:51
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I've seen the Storm 2, its not the phone im worried about. Its the plans. The 100mb plan is only $10....

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  Reply # 277911 30-Nov-2009 15:52
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johnr:
CodyyC: Ok, the thing is, is that I don't want to be going any higher than $50/month which is the cost of the TxTer60+BBLite.

Is the compass thing free?


Blackberry is not for your budget then


According to him it will be subsidized lol.



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  Reply # 277940 30-Nov-2009 16:21
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Ok.... then.

I have been looking at other smartphones, here are the ones that i think are good so far:

iPhone 3GS(of course)
HTC Hero
Palm Pre (i dont think its available in NZ??)
Motorola Droid (not sure if its available in NZ??)

Your guys thoughts?

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  Reply # 277947 30-Nov-2009 16:31
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Wish the palm pre was in NZ, but I don't think its compatible on Vodafone is it?




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  Reply # 277949 30-Nov-2009 16:33
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I don't think so. What about the other phones? What do you guys think?

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  Reply # 277951 30-Nov-2009 16:34
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I rather go the droid out of those options, you can parallel import it from expansys. Thread here.



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  Reply # 277956 30-Nov-2009 16:45
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That means it will be over $1000! I really can't afford that. Any other suggestions?

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