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    does any one know about using a blackberry in iraq i read a thread on here and some people said if you get them on the same contract and some international $20 fee you can email each other im not trying to talk just email. i have no idea about blackberrys or this can anyone help?

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    BB's like any other cell phone need to be on a plan with a cell phone provider. I do think it is possible to buy a 'data only plan' , since you mentioned not making calls. If you get an unlimited BB email account you should be able to email or send PIN messages to any other BB in the world. However, you still need a service provider and if you get one that is not local to where you are using it, there is usually a small charge per KB of transmitted and received messages.

    For instance, it costs me $20 in addition to my monthly cell plan to add unlimited BB service. I can send and receive an unlimited number of emails and PIN messages. When I go outside the country it usually costs about 2 cents/KB.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    The real question here is what carrier provides service in Iraq, BB or otherwise? My guess is if it a US carrier providing service to the government, it is locked down tight with only specific devices allowed on. I am sure there is a local carrier of some type, but gettign the info you need could be difficult.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    I know that T-Mobile has an international unlimited email add-on for $19 or $29 per month (not sure which one, sorry).

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    Quote Originally Posted by ljbyar
    I know that T-Mobile has an international unlimited email add-on for $19 or $29 per month (not sure which one, sorry).
    Won't do you any good if you can't get on their network.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

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    If I were going, again, I would ask your unit IM personnel about what the command team has available for BB. But again you must rate at a level where they even consider you worthy of BB service, like platoon SGT or 1SG etc.Otherwise I advise my soldiers to take their laptops, nothing like voip , instant messenger, and webcams to keep the family happy!!!

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    yea thats good i just heard that cingular had a plan and i would just have to add the 20 dollar fee and would get unlimeted mail. plus im a contractor not military this time thanks to all

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    I think Cingular has an international BB plan for like $70 or $80 per month. T-Mobile is also GSM and probably has something too.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~a friend of mine who is stationed in iraq had to buy a iridium satellite phone. When he has his 8700 via t-mo. He had full signal but the phone wouldn't dial out wouldn't receive calls. And data was dead. He's a photographer/filmographer for a news station. The satellite phone works good there but no data.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    Accourding to T-mobiles Coverage, there is no Data in Iraq, sorry folks.
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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

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    Are you getting deployed?

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

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    My bad, thought you were.. Anyway, if its Cingular, hope it won't be too much. Lol

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    I have blackberry international unlimited with cingular. I love it. I'm actually travelling in Mexico as I write this.
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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    People one of us is missing the point here. So what if you have aninternational plan. If there is no cell carrier or service or BB data, then what good is an international plan????


    The OP was askign about BB coverage in Iraq and all everyone seemed to want to say is they had an international plan.

    No one answered the question - is there service in Iraq for what I assume would be non-military/non-government people.

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    Re: blackberry in IRAQ

    According to the details link on this page there is Data avliable in Iraq. http://www.cingular.com/learn/intern...al-roaming.jsp

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