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    i really need help. i just bought a new bb 8703e for sprint off of ebay and would like to know if i could send sms messages without a data plan. i just upgraded from a bb 7100i to the 8703e. and when i didnt have a data plan with nextel, i couldnt send text messages. i just want to know pretty bad willl i be able to send text messages without a data plan with my bb 8703e?

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    brownt785 what data plan did you select? It depends on the plan you selected, I am paying 39.99 and i have unlimited sms, bb mess and all the goodies.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by brownt785 View Post
    i really need help. i just bought a new bb 8703e for sprint off of ebay and would like to know if i could send sms messages without a data plan. i just upgraded from a bb 7100i to the 8703e. and when i didnt have a data plan with nextel, i couldnt send text messages. i just want to know pretty bad willl i be able to send text messages without a data plan with my bb 8703e?
    In my experience SMS is not tied to a data plan, but I use GSM. Mayhaps on sprint and/or nextel it is, but my thinking is that SMS would be dependent on your phone-only plan apart from an additional data plan. My plan with T-Mobile gives me unlimited text on my Berry, but doesn't require the data plan.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    SMS (text messaging) runs under the voice plan not data. You will be charged per SMS, something like 10 or 15 cents per. If you do a lot of texting, then you need a text plan.

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    I believe its carrier specific. But if you do any mms that could require that you have a data plan on top of a texting plan. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    I agree with Dubdub, I thought sms are tied to the voice plan with texting, not the data plan.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by nickjoedotcom View Post
    I believe its carrier specific. But if you do any mms that could require that you have a data plan on top of a texting plan. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    You are correct. I think MMS requires a dataplan, SMS does not.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubdub View Post
    You are correct. I think MMS requires a dataplan, SMS does not.
    ^^ right. I used my bb as just a regular phone without data for the longest time... SMS worked just fine; I just couldn't send MMS.
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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Speaking of sms, both my wife and I have 8700c Bb. I have Bb enterprise unlimited plan and I just set her up with Unlimited texting. However when I try to send a sms text, it doesn't come through. I also tried using the PIN, but no results.

    any ideas? We're on AT&T.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    PIN will only work with both parties having data plans.
    SMS should work if it is not call AT&T and find out why it is not.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by cliffr39 View Post
    PIN will only work with both parties having data plans.
    SMS should work if it is not call AT&T and find out why it is not.
    Thanks cliffr39, I called AT&T and they get the plan squared away. Now she can receive text messages from other user, but not me. Would it matter that I have Bb unlimited plan and she's only using text messaging plan?? I'm thinking it shouldn't matter, since sms is used over voice plan.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by blaquegenius View Post
    Would it matter that I have Bb unlimited plan and she's only using text messaging plan?? I'm thinking it shouldn't matter, since sms is used over voice plan.
    Glad you got it (partially) working. You are correct, it should work. Do other people receive SMS from you? Perhaps it will resolve over a few hours (hopefully).

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by blaquegenius View Post
    Speaking of sms, both my wife and I have 8700c Bb. I have Bb enterprise unlimited plan and I just set her up with Unlimited texting. However when I try to send a sms text, it doesn't come through. I also tried using the PIN, but no results.

    any ideas? We're on AT&T.
    If I worked Customer Care I could tell ya. Havn't heard of this issue yet. Maybe it's not the carrier but the device? Someone in here would know but it might take a bit for someone to come across this thread and help you trouble shoot... so try maybe calling customer care?

    Depends on how soon you needed troubleshooting
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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by cliffr39 View Post
    Glad you got it (partially) working. You are correct, it should work. Do other people receive SMS from you? Perhaps it will resolve over a few hours (hopefully).

    That's wild part, she can receive text from other users. but when I tested sending from her Bb to mine, nothing and vice versa.

    Justyn - Thanks for that. I actually spent about 30mins on the phone with AT&T cust. service.

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    Re: Text Messages Without A data Plan

    Did you ask AT&T to verify your line also when you called?
    and make sure you request a credit for the time you signed up for the text plan until tonight when they corrected it, if it was improperly provisioned on her line, which it seems

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