I really want to make the switch to a blackberry device, as push email would make my current job a lot easier. I am really interested in both the 8800 and the Curve when it comes out on Cingular soon. However, I am a little confused on how the service is set up. I need unlimited date, text, im, and email. Is that all included in the $44.95 BB Unlimited service that Cingualr offers? It seems clear that data (surfing the web) and email are included, but I am a little unclear on the text messaging. Anyone have the service and can clear it up for me?
I have the same plan, however it does not offer the text (SMS). I don't know about "IM" since I don't use it. You would have to get SMS seperate. I am not sure if Cingular still offers the unlimited text, but the catch with this is you can only use it for "in network". You can't beat the Blackberry for email, it is great. Hope this helps.
I have been researching, and believe that the Blackberry plan is $29.00 plus the phone plan. Text messaging is about $5 per month for 200. There is another rate for more. The plan I am considering is $95 per month total for 900 minutes, unlimited email and 200 text messages.
Unlimited Blackberry Service is $29.99. That includes unlimited email, internet and Blackberry Messenger. Unlimited text is $19.99. Thats unlimited text, picture, video and IM to or from any carrier on or off network. So plan on around $50 for unlimited everything data.