Blackberry Bold and iPhone Data Plan Question

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

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    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

    jackiecanev2

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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

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    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

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    Do you lose anything

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

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    The Bold has Visual Voicemail now
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    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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