1. cigarmapa's Avatar
    I've got an 8330 on verizon and i'll be going to jamica in august. While I know that i'll be charged for calls made while there, is there a charge for using BBM or getting email while in country?
    07-01-10 09:34 PM
  2. VZWman1987's Avatar
    Yes, you would have to pay for global data usage. Do they use GSM or CDMA?
    07-01-10 09:35 PM
  3. lastraid's Avatar
    Jamacia is CDMA. You will need the CDMA global data plan for 64.99 per month. Of course this is proated for the time it applied to your account. It also replaces the domestic data plan for that tme.
    07-01-10 09:53 PM
  4. cigarmapa's Avatar
    looks like i'm leaving the blackberry at home or in my bag then....
    07-01-10 10:19 PM
  5. lastraid's Avatar
    How long will you be there? Right now you pay a buck a day for data. With the other plan it is about $2.17 a day.
    07-02-10 07:31 AM
  6. cigarmapa's Avatar
    7 nights at least, we may stay longer but we're not sure yet
    07-02-10 09:04 AM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    Exactly....for a week, it might make sense.

    Also, if where you are going has wifi, you can do nothing, shutoff the mobile network and make sure you set data services to "off while roaming". Then you can get your data via wifi without any other additional charges.
    07-02-10 09:05 AM
  8. lastraid's Avatar
    Exactly....for a week, it might make sense.

    Also, if where you are going has wifi, you can do nothing, shutoff the mobile network and make sure you set data services to "off while roaming". Then you can get your data via wifi without any other additional charges.
    Per the OP's profile, the have an 8330, this device does not have WIFI
    07-02-10 09:57 AM
  9. cigarmapa's Avatar
    i'm just going to lock it in the safe deposit box and call it a day. i'll have my laptop so that'l have to do
    07-02-10 06:33 PM
  10. RHChan84's Avatar
    Your better off just doing it for emergency. It's prorated so when you get back, just call to take it off.

    But yes BBM is free to use as long as you have international data. As well as browser and emails.

    I was in germany and used 2GB of data with no charge.
    07-05-10 02:00 AM
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