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  Reply # 309211 19-Mar-2010 16:32
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As far as I'm aware you need a BB plan just for any data services so technically any call plan should work with it.

Vodafone actually have a really good blackberry helpdesk, can't recall the number though sorry.

100 mb of data should be ample, I barely use 30mb pm with browsing, emailing and facebook



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  Reply # 309216 19-Mar-2010 16:45
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oh okay.
I have a couple friends who work at vodafone so i might go see them.
cause I'll still need to switch to plan so that'll be a hassle but yeah I'd rather go through a friend..

so you think i could get away with one plan? and still be able to use blackberry pin-pin messaging , msn messenger etc?

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  Reply # 309226 19-Mar-2010 17:27
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Yes, all you need is one BlackBerry plan for all data-based apps, including BB pin-pin and BB Messenger.  I'd recommend these apps to download:
1. Opera Mini browser. Much better than BB browser.
2. Engadget app.
3. Viigo
4. all sorts of weather apps
5.Ubertwitter for Twitter client
6. Google maps

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  Reply # 309229 19-Mar-2010 17:32
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Also remember, if you ever travel overseas, BlackBerry mobile data roaming is more expensive than standard mobile data roaming - it's always $30/MB regardless of network.




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  Reply # 309245 19-Mar-2010 19:20
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I can't speak for BIS; but my BES Bold will happily use BBIM over WiFi.



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  Reply # 309255 19-Mar-2010 19:51
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Yea? Can regular consumers get BES? Or does your office/work have to have a BES server etc etc..

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  Reply # 309258 19-Mar-2010 20:00
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fatjoez: Yea? Can regular consumers get BES? Or does your office/work have to have a BES server etc etc..


To use BES, you must have a BES (or BPS/BES express) server in your organization.




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  Reply # 309260 19-Mar-2010 20:02
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haha yea thats what I thought.

Pretty worthless but just wanted to add that I got BB Browser working with wifi only..

Just had to set the Browser Configuration to Hotspot and then it uses the WiFi connection.
Nimbuzz App does MSN & Google talk albeit not as nicely as BB's Live Messenger/Google Talk.

I really had no idea Blackberry is such a restricted platform.....

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  Reply # 309360 20-Mar-2010 12:56
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fatjoez: Yea? Can regular consumers get BES? Or does your office/work have to have a BES server etc etc..


What you want is BIS, thats for individuals & SME's. If you have friends that use Google talk & BBM, its the way to go. I send thousands of IM's, BBM's, & emails a week and its all covered in the BIS data plan. (plus RIM compress the f!?k out of data so 1MB of BB data is like 5-10MB of iPhone/smartphone data.  



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  Reply # 309442 20-Mar-2010 21:59
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I see. So speeds of im etc would be comparable to using a WIFI router I suppose.
Will probably invest in it when I settle locations. I think Australias plans are a tad better than NZ, albeit still pretty crap compared to say UK where my cousin lives..

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