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Friday, June 11, 2010

Blackberry

WARNING: this is a whining post by Jill. You have been warned. P.S. I am not looking for solutions, only sympathy.

And so the cell phone adventure continues in our household...a year after Tyler & I married, we got cell phones with T-mobile. I was happy with them until we moved to FL and they don't have good coverage here. So, we looked around and signed up with AT&T. I had a blackberry with T-mobile - withOUT a date plan, because I don't need one - so I got a blackberry on eBay for AT&T after we signed up with them. Well, AT&T requires a date plan for blackberry phones. This is so frustrating - because I just happen to like the blackberry phone, not the ability to use the internet on it. Who wants to check their email on such a small screen?? I have a computer at home with a much bigger screen! Anyhow, so now I have to decide if I want to pay an extra $15 per month JUST to be able to use my blackberry phone or I can just use one of those other pesky little phones. GRRR!

6 comments:

MoonDog said...

man! that stinks! but hey! at least you dont have roaches! lol(we are in Kiev and our apt has roaches....)

Melissa said...

Yeah Verizon does the same thing and it's soooo annoying! They charge $30 a month for all the cool phones requiring internet and $10 for data plan. Such a waste of money when we have internet at our fingertips! We did hear that you can buy used phones online and they don't require a data plan. ...don't quote me on that. Good luck!

Carrie said...

I felt the same way you do. Brian really wanted me to have the iphone. I thought it was a waste of money, but now that I have it I LOVE IT!! I love having my email at my fingertips. Sometimes it is so much faster checking my email on my phone than the computer. I also like that I can have the internet anytime. I have price checked things on my phone, looked up ward numbers from the lds.org sight etc, etc. I have really used it a lot. I also love that it can be my personal GPS. Can't wait to find out what you decide to do!!!

Carrie said...

I felt the same way you do. Brian really wanted me to have the iphone. I thought it was a waste of money, but now that I have it I LOVE IT!! I love having my email at my fingertips. Sometimes it is so much faster checking my email on my phone than the computer. I also like that I can have the internet anytime. I have price checked things on my phone, looked up ward numbers from the lds.org sight etc, etc. I have really used it a lot. I also love that it can be my personal GPS. Can't wait to find out what you decide to do!!!

Carina said...

Is that a new thing? Because Cody and I both got Blackberries with AT&T (I got a Pearl, he got a Curve) about two years ago, and neither of us got a data plan. I have a new phone now, but Cody's still on his Curve with no data plan. It's gotta be a new requirement or something...but anyway, I'm sorry to hear it! Vent away!

Maria said...

I hear ya! Beth slobbered my phone and when I went to get a new one, all of the ones I wanted required the $10/month data plan. I just couldn't do it though ($120/year for 'net usage I would never use!!! Ouch!) so I went w/ a diff phone. annoying to say the least!