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Old 25-11-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Can I use blackberry as regular phone without BB plan?

Hi, I'm looking for a qwerty phone and there are very limited choices nowadays. Thinking of getting a BB, but do I need to sign up for a Singtel BB plan in order to use it for SMS and calls?

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Old 25-11-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Not required, but then you will lose a lot of functionality such as BBM and Email support.
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Old 25-11-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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Waiting somebody to reply "Please read FAQ"...

Anyway, yes you can do that if you really like their keypads...
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Old 25-11-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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nope. you dont need. You can just use it as it is. Even a stolen phone also can.

Now.. to surf the net etc is another thing all together
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Old 25-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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can make call, surf internet, use google map, check web base email/ facebook even w/o Bb plan~
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Old 30-11-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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if i understand u correctly, u meant using the blackberry as a normal phone without BIS or BBom?? i guess its perfectly alright if u choose to do so.... basically, its like, using a lambourghini as an errand car for trips to the wet market. or, using the monster truck as a golf buggy.

IMO, blackberry without BIS is like; a shark without teeth, cheetah with 3 legs etc
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Old 30-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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blackberry is a phone, or some might call it smartphone.

and you should already know by now that a phone is a device which can receive and make calls, receive and make texts.

i dont think they will sell it if it cannot make a simple SMS without the plan.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #8
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I think everyone replied your question.
and yes. can.
normal web surfing, sms, call can.
but wan use fb app they pre-install. nope. need bis.
my brother using bb without bb plan. means as normal plan.
he has no complains for a normal phone usage.
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I think everyone replied your question.
and yes. can.
normal web surfing, sms, call can.
but wan use fb app they pre-install. nope. need bis.
my brother using bb without bb plan. means as normal plan.
he has no complains for a normal phone usage.
different strokes for different folks. to me, any smartphone without some form or data package, is very much like a tech looking paperweight
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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Question Bb phone wo bb plan

Seems like can do yes?
Call, SMS sure can.
Web, 3G, etc doable?

I'm those "uncle" users, only know hw to use physical keys
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:45 PM   #11
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Seems like can do yes?
Call, SMS sure can.
Web, 3G, etc doable?

I'm those "uncle" users, only know hw to use physical keys
Then get bis no need worry

3G is a hit or miss without it
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:47 AM   #12
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can make call, surf internet, use google map, check web base email/ facebook even w/o Bb plan~
Singtel user here,can teach me how? I cannot surf at all though I have a data plan.

I can give up all bb's app,I just would like to surf.
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Singtel user here,can teach me how? I cannot surf at all though I have a data plan.

I can give up all bb's app,I just would like to surf.
need to enable tcp/ip under device/advanced system settings and then fill in the singtel APN settings.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #14
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In short ask him to read faq. Everything in black and white, step by step

need to enable tcp/ip under device/advanced system settings and then fill in the singtel APN settings.
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