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Unlimited Blackberry internet service £10 per month with O2, then after 6 months free untill the end of contract
Unlimited Blackberry internet service £10 per month with O2, then after 6 months free untill the end of contract

Unlimited Blackberry internet service £10 per month with O2, then after 6 months free untill the end of contract

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On 18 month contracts this works out to £3.33 per month for unlimited blackberry internet service..cheapest i could find!

Call 0870 1117200 to get it added onto your account, this is not online.

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Dinger42;7831030

Can't see it on web link?



[SIZE="3"]"Call 0870 1117200 to get it added onto your account, this is not online"[/SIZE]

isn't 0870 111 7200 a CPW number????I would have thought 02 has got nothing to do with CPW....
I think this offer applies only for CPW o2 customers with old contracts.....

So many free push email services around now i can't see why people are still paying for Blackberry email

Uridium;7831777

So many free push email services around now i can't see why people are … So many free push email services around now i can't see why people are still paying for Blackberry email



Couldn't agree more. However Blackberry is meaningless without Blackberry Internet Service.

fullmoon;7833173

Couldn't agree more. However Blackberry is meaningless without Blackberry … Couldn't agree more. However Blackberry is meaningless without Blackberry Internet Service.



What does Blackberry internet provide over O2 Active internet?

fullmoon;7833173

Couldn't agree more. However Blackberry is meaningless without Blackberry … Couldn't agree more. However Blackberry is meaningless without Blackberry Internet Service.



Exactly

I have used other push email services with Windows Mobile / Symbian phones and none compare to the Blackberry service. it is so well intergrated into your normal email, inc hotmail / gmail.

and in general O2 offer BIS as a bolt-on so gemerally free - it certainly is on simplicity £20 tariff.

EliTom

mncollyer;7834307

What does Blackberry internet provide over O2 Active internet?



I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper integration to handset main email client.

With BIS, everything works seamlessly.

fullmoon;7836545

I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper … I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper integration to handset main email client. With BIS, everything works seamlessly.



thats the word I was looking for - seamlessly

EliTom

Not bad actually although isnt it £7.50?

fullmoon;7836545

I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper … I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper integration to handset main email client. With BIS, everything works seamlessly.



Not if you using gmail.

tr21;7841936

Not if you using gmail.



You just need the app. BIS v3 will have better support

The number you are quoting is either for CPW or one of the small SP that are still out there. In which case will be no use to 98% of people on O2. I work for O2 and have never heard of this deal and am pretty sure the billing system cannot support a product that has x amount of time charged then remainder free.

So what does this mean for existing customer already paying for the service?
I.e. My contract expires next feb im on an 18m £45 tarrif via mobiles.co.uk (CPW)
thanks:thinking:

fullmoon;7836545

I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper … I have used other push mail before. The problem is lack of proper integration to handset main email client. With BIS, everything works seamlessly.



'Seven' Email on Symbian handsets (I'm using an E71) is fully OS integrated :thumbsup:

i too dont understand why anybody would use a blackberry.

(i think it still has uber cool as a business device)

but blackberry has not stayed in touch with other services on other devices

i.e. windows mobile / exchange server - you only pay for the data
android with gmail / activesync (exchange again) - you only pay for data
iphone, similar to android

so push email has become ubiquitous!

yet rim still want to charge users £10 per month which is free on other devices

Original Poster

dhil1on;7842062

So what does this mean for existing customer already paying for the … So what does this mean for existing customer already paying for the service?I.e. My contract expires next feb im on an 18m £45 tarrif via mobiles.co.uk (CPW)thanks:thinking:



i have recently took out a new contract from o2 at the carphonewarehouse, they said after 6 months of continuous use of blackberry service they will put it on as a special promotion if i call them, so you won't have to pay for the last 12months of contract.

Original Poster

ADENCOOL;7842123

i too dont understand why anybody would use a blackberry.(i think it … i too dont understand why anybody would use a blackberry.(i think it still has uber cool as a business device)but blackberry has not stayed in touch with other services on other devicesi.e. windows mobile / exchange server - you only pay for the dataandroid with gmail / activesync (exchange again) - you only pay for dataiphone, similar to androidso push email has become ubiquitous! yet rim still want to charge users £10 per month which is free on other devices



This service is not just push email but also includes:

* access your emails and surf the web most days
* open lots of email attachments
* send 2 or more photos a week by email
* use Sat Nav services with your BlackBerry smartphone
Blackberry data-Included in O2 Unlimited tariff subject to fair usage policy
Blackberry WAP-Included in O2 Unlimited tariff subject to excessive usage policy

I'm using emoze free push mail services [url]www.emoze.com[/url], i feel its as good as blackberry services - Almost

you can get this free on most new contracts!:thumbsup:

Im sorry it seems everybody has forgotten about Blackberry Messenger - where you can message any other blackberry user, send pictures and audiofiles for free, that comes with the blackberry service charge - im pretty sure its £5 extra on most networks tho, but im not voting....

-Ric

I have used Seven on WinMo and Symbian and its still flakey at least with gmail.

I have tried to get exchange server to work with gmail - not reliable and I do not want to stop using gmail.

I now use Blackberry with gmail and it does work seamlessly - no sure what teh other meant by BIS does not work with Blackberry. Also using Blackberry email you only pay for teh data and its compressed very well

Also on traiff over 600 mins with O2 BIS is free - it certainly is on teh £20 simplicity tarrif

Also with BIS the data compression is excellent so in my case I have all my email from gmail coming through my blackberry, and with atht and facebook updates and some replies via blackberry as well as a bit of web browsing I have never used more than 40MB / month, and I am not a light user!

EliTom

You can get this free on upgrades too sometimes if you can negotiate.

tr21;7841936

Not if you using gmail.



Are u talking about Gmail on iphone??? I thought iphone email client checks only every 15 minutes for GMAIL. It is not instant unless you use third party app like Pushmail. Again, they don't integrate properly.

fullmoon;7845849

Are u talking about Gmail on iphone??? I thought iphone email client … Are u talking about Gmail on iphone??? I thought iphone email client checks only every 15 minutes for GMAIL. It is not instant unless you use third party app like Pushmail. Again, they don't integrate properly.


You are right, do people understand the difference between pushmail and iphone apps which check for email every few minutres and how much more memory and battery these can take, theres a big difference unless Ipod or one of its generic variants whatever it's called now does things differently to how it did a year ago.

rubans;7845895

You are right, do people understand the difference between pushmail and … You are right, do people understand the difference between pushmail and iphone apps which check for email every few minutres and how much more memory and battery these can take, theres a big difference unless Ipod or one of its generic variants whatever it's called now does things differently to how it did a year ago.



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kaku_lala;7846275

Did you miss … Did you miss this...http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-sync-now-with-push-gmail-support.htmlhttp://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252



Intreresting but seems as through you need push enable on your phone so it doesn't sounds the same as what blackberrys use, so not the same as what BIS exist for. Applogies if I'm wrong but the sync is maintained by the phone polling the GMail service I assume. Nice effort though.

Been a heavy BIS user and BES admin for years, and also run an iphone, and without trying to add fuel to the fire here between blackberry and iphone / other generic email device, i will say that the compresssion on blackberry data is such that even on a pay as you use blackberry tarriff, using abroad for a 2 week period the blackberry weighed in a cost of £3.30 in roaming changes for blackberry data in europe. My iphone doing the same thing and same mailbox's attached landed me with £145 for the same.
So clearly for email, the blackberry technology is not only more efficient, its also quicker even compared to iphone is push mode.
Battery life between the devices - lets not even go there eh ?
But even linking a corp exchange mailbox via BIS or BES, a couple of GMAIL accounts again using push technology (see add exchange app) it makes the iphone reasonably quick at pulling mail in, however the sacrifice you pay is shocking battery life and massive data useage. ok if your on an unlimited bundle and never move out the UK,
this again shows the blackberry still has a role for serious business use which hasnt been surpassed as yet, however RIM need to wake up and get some proper devices out there with appeal to the masses like the new 9100 pearl and drop that stupid storm.

Sounds good - only problem is that its on O2... The "Problem Network"... I have finally ditched O2 after years of dropped calls and no 3G coverage, so whilst this sounds cheap, be carefull you aren't tying yourself into a contract for something you cant use properly!!!

crm250;7846940

Been a heavy BIS user and BES admin for years, and also run an iphone, … Been a heavy BIS user and BES admin for years, and also run an iphone, and without trying to add fuel to the fire here between blackberry and iphone / other generic email device, i will say that the compresssion on blackberry data is such that even on a pay as you use blackberry tarriff, using abroad for a 2 week period the blackberry weighed in a cost of £3.30 in roaming changes for blackberry data in europe. My iphone doing the same thing and same mailbox's attached landed me with £145 for the same.So clearly for email, the blackberry technology is not only more efficient, its also quicker even compared to iphone is push mode.Battery life between the devices - lets not even go there eh ?But even linking a corp exchange mailbox via BIS or BES, a couple of GMAIL accounts again using push technology (see add exchange app) it makes the iphone reasonably quick at pulling mail in, however the sacrifice you pay is shocking battery life and massive data useage. ok if your on an unlimited bundle and never move out the UK, this again shows the blackberry still has a role for serious business use which hasnt been surpassed as yet, however RIM need to wake up and get some proper devices out there with appeal to the masses like the new 9100 pearl and drop that stupid storm.



YES!!! that's it.

Blackberry win

Marshie;7847954

Sounds good - only problem is that its on O2... The "Problem Network"... … Sounds good - only problem is that its on O2... The "Problem Network"... I have finally ditched O2 after years of dropped calls and no 3G coverage, so whilst this sounds cheap, be carefull you aren't tying yourself into a contract for something you cant use properly!!!



Yes and no. Ok bit more meat on the bones here, i have also run voda and o2 side by side for a 12 month period. Some travel was involved mainly around the northwest and northwales, and i personaly found vodafone had far better coverage generaly over o2. Call consistency was also better with vodafone. Data was much a muchness with little to separate the two.
however i do think over the last 12 months or so vodafone is seeing the issues that have dogged o2 of late and also having its own issues in terms of call quality and network congestion. Another advantage of o2's BIS network was pure mail speed. I would compare this to vodafones BES service in terms of performance. for example a gmail account on BIS on identical devices one on o2 other on voda, everytime it landed quicker almost instantly on the o2 device. upto 10 mins on the vodafone BIS setup, thats almost as bad as a iphone in stock form in "lets hammer the battery mode"

As for no 3g coverage, to be fair and getting back on track here, that has nothing to do with blackberry being a 2.5g network device and as such has not had service issues that have had iphone owners up in arms on almost a monthly basis. It just doesnt happen to blackberry devices.
Reasons for this are probably the underlying blackberry network is different to data, ok its still carried by the carrier, but ip address issues, data dropouts, and the like are confined mainly to the data network and APN and not the blackberry network.

I am not singing its praises, far from it, i think RIM need to wake up and smell the coffee and not take thier eye off the ball, however as to the original deal, if you want a blackberry device for the right reasons (not for kids cos they look cool innit) then for an unbeatable blackberry offer to gain you cheap BIS (do not confuse with BES and corporate mail) then you really will struggle to find much better.

rickypp;7842302

This service is not just push email but also includes: * access your … This service is not just push email but also includes: * access your emails and surf the web most days * open lots of email attachments * send 2 or more photos a week by email * use Sat Nav services with your BlackBerry smartphoneBlackberry data-Included in O2 Unlimited tariff subject to fair usage policyBlackberry WAP-Included in O2 Unlimited tariff subject to excessive usage policy



You can do more than that on nearly ervery other smartphone with a flat rate data plan - which these days are often even inluded in low end £15-20/month tarrifs.

But with a Blackberry you get less than othe phones' e.g. limited selection of apps. Unlike other smartphones you cant store maps on the device or memory card so SatNav only works if you've got a constant data connection - pretty useless if you're off the beaten track (especially with O2's poor 3G coverage).

If that wasn't bad enough, O2's BIS is more limited than that from other networks, in that they charge you for any traffic that goes via their mobileweb APN instead the BIS proxy or WAP. That means that apps that stream media via TCP, such as Slingplayer, can result in a huge bill. It also means you cant use the SIM for data in any other phone without racking up charges. AFAIK O2 are the only ones who charge extra for APN use..

In summary' BB and O2 both give you less than other solutions and they have a lot of catching up to do.

If anyone is interested orange offer unlimited B.i.S for £5.00 a month no contract on a payg sim.so depending on what package you get if you top up £10.00 per month you get B.I.S , £5.00 credit and if your on canary tariff you also get 120 evening and weekend minutes all with no tie in .
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