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7520 and sprint relay customer service question


Aug 9, 2006, 4:37 PM
Ok here is the deal. My son is deaf and my wife and I have nextel in NC. I know that through AIM messenger (aol instant messenger), I can use the sprint relay for my son to have a phone, and I know this is covered in the data plan( or at least I hope it is). My question is I have recently bought two blackberry's, one 7520 which I have now and one 7100i in a couple of days. Currently i am using a I870 and put my sim in the 7520 to make sure everything is working. There is a software called Ramble IM that allows the blackberry to connect to AIM and it works fine also. Do I have to have a blackberry plan or can I keep the data plan I have now. The only reason I have the blackberry is for him to be able to type out conversations easier fo...

Aug 18, 2006, 3:40 PM
Heres the thing, if you stay on the data plan you currently have and go over your data allotment you can rack up big charges. It really depends on the all the stuff your son uses the phone for.

The big reason to have the blackberry plan is to have your emails "pushed' to your device. You wont be able to register for that service with out a BB plan and device registry. So no you don't "have to" have a BlackBerry plan. But it sure helps with certain aps. BTW you can get a data only Black Berry plan as well, so you won't have to pay for voice service.


hope that helps.

btw the Sprint party line is, "yes you have to have a BlackBerry plan"

Several of my former customers, who were deaf opted for a SideKick. More affordab...

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