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Prepaid with BlackBerry. Do I have to buy a data plan?

I bought an unlocked Blackberry 9100 and I was going to purchase a sim card for it today to do the 10 cent/min prepaid and when I added the sim card to my cart it gives me a notice that says:

 

"If your device is a PDA, smartphone, or BlackBerry®, you will require a minimum $15/month data service

If you don't select a data service, one will be added automatically after activation."

 

Do I have to buy a data plan if I do the prepaid 10cent/min plan? If I do have to, will the $5 for 10mb option work?

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Re: Prepaid with BlackBerry. Do I have to buy a data plan?


porter44 wrote:

I bought an unlocked Blackberry 9100 and I was going to purchase a sim card for it today to do the 10 cent/min prepaid and when I added the sim card to my cart it gives me a notice that says:

 

"If your device is a PDA, smartphone, or BlackBerry®, you will require a minimum $15/month data service

If you don't select a data service, one will be added automatically after activation."

 

Do I have to buy a data plan if I do the prepaid 10cent/min plan? If I do have to, will the $5 for 10mb option work?


Assuming you bought the SIM card for prepaid service, you can just ignore that notice. The mandatory $15/month data plan only applies to postpaid/contract customers.

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Re: Prepaid with BlackBerry. Do I have to buy a data plan?

That is correct. A data plan for your prepaid BlackBerry is not mandatory as it is with post paid users. You can use a data plan if you really wanted to, though. But I think it's good enough as it is.

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