- edited 09-29-2008 6:53 PM
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09-29-2008 9:58 PM
You are required to have the blackberry data plan with the BB; and unfortunately you cant get that on a prepaid account, you can use the pay per use media net though, but you will have to make sure you have all the required service books on the device so that the media net connection can be made.
I couldn't find any answers on the support center for this, so I'll ask you guys. I'm getting a blackberry curve in a couple of days, and I have a prepaid GoPhone account. my quesion is, would the unlimited media net data plan work with this? or do you have to get the "blackberry package" on the regular plans? I would assume the unlimited data package on prepaid for 19.99 might work, but I wanted to make sure. any info would be helpful.
09-29-2008 11:40 PM
09-30-2008 1:07 PM
Thanks for the help, wilcre- I'll make sure they're set correctly, once I get the phone and figure out what those even are... =) I'm not much of an emailer, just a texter and I like to surf the internet, and as long as it lets me do that on the prepaid unlimited data plan, it's all sunshine and rainbows.
09-30-2008 6:12 PM
09-30-2008 7:07 PM
thanks for the info. One more question though, is the pay-per-use media net thing for use with the BB browser? I was going to put Opera mini on it and surf that way, will I be able to use the data plan if I use Opera or will I instead be charged per kb?
- edited 09-30-2008 7:41 PM by scoobydoo
(Keep it courteous)
U CAN USE A BB ON A PREPAID ACCOUNT IT JUST THAT U CANT USE THE DATA
U CAN TEXT CALL AND EVEYTHING I HAVE A PREPAID CURVE !
09-30-2008 8:45 PM
Thanks for the info. One more question though, is the pay-per-use media net thing for use with the BB browser? I was going to put Opera mini on it and surf that way, will I be able to use the data plan if I use Opera or will I instead be charged per kb?If you are on prepaid, you will be charged per kb for data on the BB.If you're doing prepaid and want to surf, you should really use another phone other than the BB. I don't think PPU data is even available for Blackberries.
09-30-2008 10:15 PM
- edited 10-01-2008 3:42 AM
good point, I would hope that there will be a way in the future to use the media net data plan to surf the somewhat limited things that media net can do now on other phones, instead of pay per kb. like I said I'm not much of an emailer, I am getting the blackberry primarily for text messaging as the keyboard is much easier to use, and I text message a LOT. however I would like to surf the internet and go to the usual sites, nothing horribly large and data-eating... maybe someone will make that happen soon. I don't see the harm in allowing blackberrys use media net data plans, prepaid or not. I can live without the email feature.
thanks again for all the help
10-01-2008 2:36 PM
10-01-2008 5:00 PM
- edited 10-01-2008 5:13 PM
coolchick200583 wrote:I was thinking about purchaseing the blackberry curve 8310 again for my prepaid plan. I had bought it before and used the unlimted media net just fine. I had taken it back because I thought something was going on with the phone but it turned out that I had a data outage in my area that week and regreated taking it back ever since. If the unlimted media net for blackberry 8310 is not suppose to work for prepaid than why do they offer it when you call 611 lol?
10-01-2008 9:04 PM
It should not be offered through the automated system or even a live rep when you call in. the system should catch that you are using a BB and not offer it, and a rep should see you have a BB registered to your account and not add the feature.
@coolchick200583 wrote:I was thinking about purchasing the blackberry curve 8310 again for my prepaid plan. I had bought it before and used the unlimited media net just fine. I had taken it back because I thought something was going on with the phone but it turned out that I had a data outage in my area that week and regretted taking it back ever since. If the unlimited media net for blackberry 8310 is not suppose to work for prepaid than why do they offer it when you call 611 lol?
- edited 10-01-2008 10:26 PM