you need the bb data plan with any blackberry regardless of the carrier. So if having your email sent to your phone is what you want and you're willing to pay for it, then yes the Bold is an awesome phone. The blackberry internet plan is unlimited internet as long as you get the unlimited BIS plan. However, you would need a texting plan with it. I dont know ATT plans, so if your normal plan doesnt include txting, you would need to add it and then pay even more. So its basically up to what you are willing to pay.
Something tells me a firefly wont suit a 14yo guy...
I'm 15, and I have a Bold with BIS and Unlimited Text on AT&T.
BIS isn't actually required unless you want mobile internet or something. If you just want to text, Unlimited text is good enough. You'll be saving yourself a good $30. If you plan on using opera though, you would want the BIS plan, because browsing without a plan puts some kind of charge per minute on your bill, and trust me it will add up
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