1. Gurt204's Avatar
    i am new and just got my blackberry storm i have a quick question say i wanted to update the firmware (to .85) will i be charged up the *** for data as i only have one for unlimited personal email nothing for web browsing or that...i am on telus if that matters
    12-29-08 07:24 PM
  2. kvaughan's Avatar
    Your phone will not require you use any data to upgrade your OS so no, you will not be charged anything.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-29-08 07:31 PM
  3. Gurt204's Avatar
    thank you very much...what about upgrading apps same deal?
    12-29-08 07:44 PM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    That depends on how you perform the installation. If you do it
    OTA (Over The Air - using phone browser), that will use data.

    If you download the necessary files to your computer then no
    data usage will be required.
    12-29-08 08:00 PM
  5. Gurt204's Avatar
    ok thank you, you both have been very helpful
    12-29-08 08:01 PM
  6. kvaughan's Avatar
    That depends on how you perform the installation. If you do it
    OTA (Over The Air - using phone browser), that will use data.

    If you download the necessary files to your computer then no
    data usage will be required.
    I was under the impression that no carrier was offering OTA OS upgrades yet
    12-30-08 06:10 AM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I was under the impression that no carrier was offering OTA OS upgrades yet
    You're right. I was answering the question on whether installing apps used data
    or not in post #3.
    12-30-08 06:14 AM
  8. kvaughan's Avatar
    You're right. I was answering the question on whether installing apps used data
    or not in post #3.
    Oh ok, sorry, way too early to be posting
    12-30-08 07:07 AM
  9. chelseytx's Avatar
    okay, so here is another newbie Q.

    you can have an email plan without data?

    i know you could have messaging w/o data, but i thought email was considered data?
    12-30-08 08:24 AM
  10. fonebrkr's Avatar
    I was under the impression that no carrier was offering OTA OS upgrades yet
    vzw has them for the official release os of the storm, don't know the policy for telus, but with vzw, you have unlimited, (up to 5g of data), so it doesn't matter.
    I would call telus and ask.

    okay, so here is another newbie Q.

    you can have an email plan without data?

    i know you could have messaging w/o data, but i thought email was considered data?
    You have to have a BB email and data plan to activate a BB on vzw. No loopholes, no way around it...
    12-30-08 08:30 AM
  11. chelseytx's Avatar

    You have to have a BB email and data plan to activate a BB on vzw. No loopholes, no way around it...


    okay, does that mean my BB isnt activated? i dont have a bb email, but i do have a data plan.
    12-30-08 08:35 AM
  12. xkylar's Avatar
    I don't understand why it's called unlimited when there's a 5GB cap...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-30-08 08:35 AM
  13. chelseytx's Avatar
    because MOST people will never go over that in a month.

    notice i say most.... you techie people *G*
    12-30-08 08:57 AM
  14. fonebrkr's Avatar
    I don't understand why it's called unlimited when there's a 5GB cap...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    because MOST people will never go over that in a month.

    notice i say most.... you techie people *G*
    NoOne has ever come close on a phone that wasn't tethered to a laptop, time and battery life wouldn't allow it, so nobody really knows what will happen when the 5g gets hit.
    I believe, with apps like slingbox being released, somebody will hit it this year, then we can see what the rule really means.


    okay, does that mean my BB isnt activated? i dont have a bb email, but i do have a data plan.
    Have you set up your email accounts on your BB yet?
    If you can make a call your activated.
    12-30-08 09:49 AM
  15. chelseytx's Avatar
    Have you set up your email accounts on your BB yet?
    If you can make a call your activated.


    yes to both. i have had the phone - or i should say A blackberry, because i am on my 2nd and have another replacement coming tomorrow - for over a month.
    12-30-08 09:54 AM
  16. fonebrkr's Avatar
    yes to both. i have had the phone - or i should say A blackberry, because i am on my 2nd and have another replacement coming tomorrow - for over a month.
    And you can't receive email ?

    Is this the reason why you're on your 3rd BB in a month ?
    12-30-08 10:02 AM
  17. chelseytx's Avatar
    no i have email - i dont have a <b><i>blackberry</i></b> email.

    lol no the reason i am on my 3rd device is because my txt keep deleting themselves even on "keep - forever" and my call log is not keeping anything either. they are telling me that it is memory leaks. and that it is not a <i>known problem</i> with the 8830 WE. and they are GUARANTEEING me that the new device (which is a brand new one - not a refurbished - which the one i have now is) i said ha! and that i would call them when it did.
    12-30-08 10:11 AM
  18. fonebrkr's Avatar
    no i have email - i dont have a <b><i>blackberry</i></b> email.

    lol no the reason i am on my 3rd device is because my txt keep deleting themselves even on "keep - forever" and my call log is not keeping anything either. they are telling me that it is memory leaks. and that it is not a <i>known problem</i> with the 8830 WE. and they are GUARANTEEING me that the new device (which is a brand new one - not a refurbished - which the one i have now is) i said ha! and that i would call them when it did.
    I don't think it is a big problem on WE's, for sure not like a pearl.
    You should still be getting emails, you might want to call #611 and make sure your account is provisioned right.
    12-30-08 10:18 AM
  19. chelseytx's Avatar
    kk. thanks!
    12-30-08 10:20 AM
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