Results 1 to 10 of 10

I have wanted a small, media friendly phone for a long time that doesn't have ... BlackBerry Pearl forum

  1. #1
    geminijono's Avatar
    geminijono no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3

    Question Do I NEED a data plan for a Pearl 8130?

    Advertisement



    I have wanted a small, media friendly phone for a long time that doesn't have Verizon's UI all over it, or the BT crippled. I saw the Pearl the other day when I went in to get my upgrade, and I feel in love with it. I don't need all the email functionality that Blackberries are famous for, but I would just like to use it to text. Is it possible to get one and not have to pay an extra $30 a month for a data plan I probably wouldn't use?

  2. #2
    brooke03's Avatar
    brooke03 no está en línea Stack level 6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,258

    Re: Do I NEED a data plan for a Pearl 8130?

    Yes, but why would you want a Blackberry without data? The data plan is not just for email.. it's used for certain applications, blackberry messenger, mms, etc... There's SO much that these phones are capable of and without the data plan, you'd never even know.
    /~*brooke



  3. #3
    cliffr39's Avatar
    cliffr39 no está en línea Stack level 7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    PIN/ID
    317ASKME
    Posts
    3,064

    Re: Do I NEED a data plan for a Pearl 8130?

    Actually, I am pretty sure that Verizon reps will not sell the BB's without a BB plan. I've talked to several stores and they all said the same thing.

    Also, the Pearl still has the BT limitations. You can view what BT profiles are available here: http://support.vzw.com/pdf/BT_Chart_PDAs.pdf
    ~A BlackBerry without a data plan is just a berry without the crack.~
    Links to common questions.

  4. #4
    tafaghodi's Avatar
    tafaghodi no está en línea Stack level 3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    108

    Re: Do I NEED a data plan for a Pearl 8130?

    I believe you need a data plan when you buy the phone in the store but you can remove it as soon as you go home. If you order the phone online you can get it without the data plan. This is a great phone to use for your purpose. I too hate the verizon UI

  5. #5
    Madame.Nitrous's Avatar
    Madame.Nitrous no está en línea Stack level 1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2
    A BB without Data or Voice plan [which is used for texting] is just a fancy paper weight. Why bother spending the money on the phone if your just going to BOTCH it.

  6. #6
    wxboss's Avatar
    wxboss no está en línea Stack level 4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    PIN/ID
    21DA38F3
    Posts
    478
    The BB really comes 'alive' once a data plan is added. Without one, it won't seem a whole lot different than any other phone.

  7. #7
    Jbee's Avatar
    Jbee no está en línea Stack level 5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    PIN/ID
    3047D925
    Posts
    1,859
    We need to get a petition going to get Verizon on the right track w/BB users...they keep messing w/their profit margin-makers, they might not be around for too much longer. Just venting...sorry.

  8. #8
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    yea you can NOT have a bb with verizon without a data plan

  9. #9
    brandon_hair's Avatar
    brandon_hair no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    32
    Once you've tried it WITH the data plan, you'll wonder how you got by without it.

  10. #10
    Virex's Avatar
    Virex no está en línea Banned for Content theft
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PIN/ID
    CUSHION
    Posts
    723
    well considering verizon charges 1.99/mb for plans that are not unlimited. thats highway robbery

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •