Blackberry Bold and iPhone Data Plan Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomahawk, May 7, 2009.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    Alright so I plan to get a plan for my blackberry so i can use internet and other things to the fullest extent.

    however i also have a iphone 3G lying in its box all brand new. i have decided not to sell it and instead keep it.

    Now i heard that i need the blackberry plan to get email showing up on my blackberry. otherwise i'll get nothing. I was wondering if i buy the blackberry plan for for my current number. can i use it on my iphone and the data services will all work? i have heard of ATT switching your service to an iphone plan

    or perhaps using a iphone plan primarily, and email and data will still work on my blackberry?

    i did some research and both the iphone and blackberry plan will cost the same for me either way. so the cost isnt going to change right now. i just need to know if i should get a blackberry or iphone plan. and will email work on my blackberry if i buy a iphone plan.
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    You will need the blackberry plan: no bis, no blackberry email. It's as simple as that. I swap my sim between my 3g iPhone and 8900 on AT&T all the time, and I've never had a problem. There are reports of people getting texts after a few days saying "iPhone data plan required" but plans are not switched without your permission and no overage charges etc assessed.
  3. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    technically i think they could switch the plan without asking your permission but i highly doubt they will because the plans are the same price.
  4. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Do you lose anything

    like visual voice mail on the iPhone
  5. fedexgnd macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2009
    The Bold has Visual Voicemail now
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    You have to tell them to switch but same price. You can do it all online with out talking to a human.

    Yep blackberries all have Visual Voice main with the latest OS update. By christmas blackberries OS 5.0 will be out and it will have threaded SMS like the iPhone.

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