Blackberry abroad

has anyone on the o2 network, that has a Blackberry (with unlimited BB) taken and used their phone abroad? i.e not using the push facility but only the pin and BB messenger?

if so did you get charged for using the BB messenger?

i phoned o2 and they said that if i want to you the unlimited abroad i will have to get an extra bolt on for around £23. then it all will be free. another told me different

some other people are saying other things! perhaps someone can fill me in with the FACTS!

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You will be charged heavily for this. You will need the unlimited abroad bolt on.

If you've not paid for roaming abroad, you should turn off data roaming so no emails or pins.

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It means no emails and no pins

If that's not in place and you leave data roaming on, you will be billed for each request by your phone to check if emails are on server. Lots of dosh!!

That's on the vodaphone network but I reckon it will be standard. Can you call O2 and check?

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if you have done that, i assume the blackberry messenger will be charged

They will charge you for taking your BB out of your pocket to look at it!

On another note - took mine to India & they did allow me to use my Texts at the rate of 4-1. Ie - for every i text I sent - it cost me 4 from my bundle!

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its only me;6430521

They will charge you for taking your BB out of your pocket to look at … They will charge you for taking your BB out of your pocket to look at it!On another note - took mine to India & they did allow me to use my Texts at the rate of 4-1. Ie - for every i text I sent - it cost me 4 from my bundle!



thanks, i know about the text, that's good to know!

i just thought the RIM server was different! OK now I know!

murabi;6430382

if you have done that, i assume the blackberry messenger will be charged



I've not used BB Messenger before but just checked with our provider and yes it's still chargeable as it is using data (not a great deal of it) but chargeable none the less same as Pin's. So if you don't purchase the passport bolt on, I'd turn off the data roaming feature pronto.

Just seen the price you've been quoted for the bolt on. Guess it's different for private use, business bolt on was £8 but if you pin a lot or like to keep in touch via emails etc then perhaps it's not too steep...

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berni888;6430576

I've not used BB Messenger before but just checked with our provider and … I've not used BB Messenger before but just checked with our provider and yes it's still chargeable as it is using data (not a great deal of it) but chargeable none the less same as Pin's. So if you don't purchase the passport bolt on, I'd turn off the data roaming feature pronto.



that makes sense now!
cheers! repped all!

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so you phoned O2 - your SP - and dint believe them so thought you might get a straight answer here from rank amateurs?

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dimebars;6431180

so you phoned O2 - your SP - and dint believe them so thought you might … so you phoned O2 - your SP - and dint believe them so thought you might get a straight answer here from rank amateurs?



not really. i phoned two cs and both gave me different views
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