1. chads920's Avatar
    I went in this evening to get the $40 GO plan for my Z10 and was informed that the data fester was not provided, just text, phone and etc. NO Data. WTF I said and he said it's his understanding that the reason is that BlackBerry servers bla bla. So is this the case for Tmob as well. Verizon is out as I have a Canadian ph.

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    01-09-14 11:03 PM
  2. toobs623's Avatar
    I went in this evening to get the $40 GO plan for my Z10 and was informed that the data fester was not provided, just text, phone and etc. NO Data. WTF I said and he said it's his understanding that the reason is that BlackBerry servers bla bla. So is this the case for Tmob as well. Verizon is out as I have a Canadian ph.

    Posted via CB10
    The $40/month go phone package does come with data, but only 200MB/Month you can add an additional 100MB if you run out for $5. If you want any real data you would have to do the $60 which comes with 2GB/Month.

    If you are not getting any data, check settings>Mobile Network>APN it should just say "phone"
    On the page before (The Mobile Network Page) under available networks it should show AT&T 4G- Voice/Data

    Source: Prepaid Phone Plans - No Contract Cell Phone Plans with AT&T GoPhone
    01-10-14 12:00 AM
  3. chads920's Avatar
    You may have misunderstood me. AT&T has a GO plan but the plan for BlackBerry phones does not include ANY data. If I had an I phone no problem I could have data as per your comments.

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    01-10-14 12:12 AM
  4. toobs623's Avatar
    You may have misunderstood me. AT&T has a GO plan but the plan for BlackBerry phones does not include ANY data. If I had an I phone no problem I could have data as per your comments.

    Posted via CB10
    No, the rep you talked to gave you information based on legacy devices. BlackBerry 10 does not require any BIS package to operate and uses the same pathways android does to connect. If necessary PM me and I will give you an IMEI you can use to register it properly on the network, however your own should work fine.

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    01-10-14 12:30 AM
  5. chads920's Avatar
    OK. I'll go in today and question further using your explanation as a basis. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-14 09:16 AM
  6. toobs623's Avatar
    OK. I'll go in today and question further using your explanation as a basis. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    No problem, I work at an AT&T store the real problem is that most reps don't know anything about BlackBerry 10

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    01-10-14 09:45 AM
  7. chads920's Avatar
    I know it's so frustrating

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-14 10:36 AM
  8. chads920's Avatar
    Checked again at the store and yes I can get data for the BlackBerry smartphone but I can not have bbm or access to BlackBerry World. I'm somewhat pissed what's the point in having an unlocked unit if I have to enter into a contract to get full use of Z10???



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    01-10-14 06:12 PM
  9. toobs623's Avatar
    Checked again at the store and yes I can get data for the BlackBerry smartphone but I can not have bbm or access to BlackBerry World. I'm somewhat pissed what's the point in having an unlocked unit if I have to enter into a contract to get full use of Z10???



    Posted via CB10
    I'm pretty sure it will work anyway... again the information they gave you was for legacy. I'm fairly certain that I've read of people using bb10 with android data plans and having no issues. I should be able to check for you tomorrow when I get to work.

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    01-10-14 06:22 PM
  10. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Don't the prepaid plans set the APN to wap.cingular.net or something like that?
    01-10-14 06:25 PM
  11. toobs623's Avatar
    Don't the prepaid plans set the APN to wap.cingular.net or something like that?
    "wap.cingular" is the UMTS apn for 3G. For newer devices the apn is just "phone"

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    01-10-14 06:57 PM
  12. cgallaer's Avatar
    I'm using my Z10 with an AT&T GO Phone Sim and I have no problems using BBM and BBW.

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    01-10-14 07:29 PM
  13. chads920's Avatar
    I'm going to check out T Mobile tomorrow they say that their pre paid plan works.

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-14 07:49 PM
  14. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    I'm going to check out T Mobile tomorrow they say that their pre paid plan works.

    Posted via CB10
    ATT does work. The employee's are referencing older BB devices. BB10 is all ran with Data now and doesnt need the special BB packages like in the past.
    01-10-14 08:01 PM
  15. gariac's Avatar
    Doesn't the email go over Blackberry servers? You would have to use a 3rd party email client or go webmail.

    It is true the browser no longer uses BIS, but I am reasonably sure the email still does.


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    01-10-14 08:02 PM
  16. KenV54's Avatar
    Doesn't the email go over Blackberry servers? You would have to use a 3rd party email client or go webmail.

    It is true the browser no longer uses BIS, but I am reasonably sure the email still does.


    Posted via CB10
    My email, both Gmail and an Earthlink POP account, work over wifi on my Z10 on AT&T without the mobile net turned on. No BIS involved.

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-14 08:06 PM
  17. boltz82's Avatar
    I use a Q10 on AT&Ts MVNO Straight Talk with full data/MMS utilizing the escreen. Couldn't you go through the escreen and put in the APN there?
    01-10-14 08:20 PM
  18. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    Doesn't the email go over Blackberry servers? You would have to use a 3rd party email client or go webmail.

    It is true the browser no longer uses BIS, but I am reasonably sure the email still does.


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    Email does not

    Posted from Z10@10.2.1.1259#ATT via CB10
    01-10-14 09:33 PM
  19. gariac's Avatar
    Email does not

    Posted from Z10@10.2.1.1259#ATT via CB10
    http://classic.slashdot.org/story/13/07/18/1249236

    Maybe calling it BIS is wrong, but BlackBerry certainly is in the loop for email.

    Posted via CB10
    01-11-14 04:07 AM
  20. Charles A Martin's Avatar
    It's not just blackberry. AT&T does not offer data for 4G phones if they are on a prepaid plan. That goes for ios and androids

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    01-11-14 11:44 AM
  21. toobs623's Avatar
    It's not just blackberry. AT&T does not offer data for 4G phones if they are on a prepaid plan. That goes for ios and androids

    Posted via CB10
    That changed over the summer. They now offer 4G service on prepaid.

    Posted via CB10
    01-11-14 11:48 AM
  22. Michael Bornstein's Avatar
    I have a go plan for my wife from att. 70 dollars for unlimited text and data and 3gb of data. 4g data

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    01-11-14 01:06 PM
  23. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM - Slashdot

    Maybe calling it BIS is wrong, but BlackBerry certainly is in the loop for email.

    Posted via CB10
    Please do research. Its nothing bad going on here.

    Don't Buy The BS Being Run on BB10 Email Security - MarketTicker Forums

    That is 1 article explaining it. Alot of mail systems do this to setup your settings for you. Just like autodiscovery. Someone just took something they seen and ran wild with it to bash blackberry.

    BB is not that stupid.
    01-11-14 03:00 PM
  24. cgallaer's Avatar
    AT&T prepaid plans do include 4G data. I live on Long Island and my Z10 using a GO Phone Sim gets 4G all day long.

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    01-11-14 05:14 PM
  25. gariac's Avatar
    Please do research. Its nothing bad going on here.

    Don't Buy The BS Being Run on BB10 Email Security - MarketTicker Forums

    That is 1 article explaining it. Alot of mail systems do this to setup your settings for you. Just like autodiscovery. Someone just took something they seen and ran wild with it to bash blackberry.

    BB is not that stupid.
    What the hell are you accusing me of? All I'm saying is BlackBerry servers have access to your email just like they did under BIS. It is just the browser that no longer uses BIS.


    Posted via CB10
    01-12-14 06:14 PM

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