Can i add a blackberry data plan onto my iPhone account (rogers)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w...b, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. w...b macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2008
    I love my iPhone but there are some situations which i would rather have a blackberry. With the release with the new bold i was wondering if i could just switch the sim cards in and out. With further research i realised that this wouldn't work as the data plans are different.

    I'm not looking to get a new phone number, so i was just wondering if i could add a basic blackberry data plan ($25) onto my existing iPhone plan. All the while keeping my iPhone data plan as well.

    Confusing i know.

  2. MikeTheRocker96 macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2009
  3. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    dont htink so either but let me know if you can taht d be a lot cheaper... actually bell and TElus are now offering some okay iphone plans check them out too?
  4. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    I have both a Blackberry Bold and a 3GS that I swap my SIM between. My account has the blackberry data plan and I installed a carrier file with the proper wap settings on my iPhone so it uses that data plan. Only thing that doesn't work is visual voicemail.

    If you want to use both, I highly recommend switching to the blackberry plan. You can't use the blackberry on an iPhone plan.
  5. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Are you in Canada as well? Im in the US on AT&T and would like to buy a bold off of ebay and swap my SIM on a day to day basis. Not sure if this only works on Rogers though.
  6. biggerboy macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Don't do it. I tried to be clever about it when I switched from an 8800 to an iPhone (don't ask -- pretty stupid). RIM uses some sort of signaling to notify the Blackberry that new email is there, and the iPhone doesn't know what to do with it, so it ignores it.

    If there's no reply, RIM keeps sending the notification, and it completely drains your battery in < 3 hours.

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