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    What Blackberry(s) does T-Mobile not require a data plan on?

    Hi folks. I have Sprint and my wife has T-Mobile. She would like a BB for the ease of texting, etc. She doesn't want a data plan though. So here is my question for all of you T-Mobile experts. What BB can you get on T-Mobile that does not require a data plan? Thanks.
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    i don't think you can actually do that..

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    IF you buy your BB from outside TM, you may be able to do that. I am not sure. I do know if you buy a subsidized BB (or any smart phone) fm. TM you have to have a data plan.
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    All prepaid does not require data.

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    if you don't care about a data plan. Buy a blackberry off of ebay.
    Get a tmobile model or an unlocked GSM model.

    just pop your sim card in and you should be able to do voice
    calls and text messages. Sending pictures could be problematic
    however.

    I used to do this all the time.

    notes:
    1. starting at BB Os5 I think, you need a data plan to upgrade the OS on the device.

    2. some BB models support connecting to a WIFI network, after which you can browse
    the web without a data plan.
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    T-Mobile only requires a data plan IF you purchase the device with a subsidy (including any mail-in rebates). If you purchase the device outside T-Mobile or at full price, you can use it with voice only (or voice + text) or even with pay-as-you-go data. BlackBerry has been doing a lot better job at allowing features to work when you're only data is through Wifi but some things such as Google Maps and BBM will not work properly (or at all) without a BlackBerry data plan.

    Keep in mind that T-Mobile has a limited $10/month data available for BlackBerry.
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