Having said that, before anyone jumps in and spend their hard earned dollars to buy a BB and not subscribing a BB data plan the device can only function as a cell phone with the same function a regular cell phone provides. i.e. make and receive phone calls, send and receive sms messages (have not tried attaching multi-media yet, please don't ask), calender and appointment, alarm clock, address book (extensive, better than regular phone), camera (depends on model).... etc. There are a few extras that some cell phones do not have, but smart phones have. The BB has a memo pad which I use it to record my daily thoughts , good keyboard, and if you buy the OEM case it has a magnet switch to turn off the screen's back light and put it to sleep.Originally Posted by yellow101
Have tried to connect to the web using Opera Mini, but unsuccessful. My monthly bill showed that I have tried and charged me for about C$1 or less, meaning it is possible but need to do more searching. May be I should subscribe a data plan with Rogers (not a BB data plan). However, using a regular cell phone from Rogers can browse without a data plan. I need more research in this.
I don't think I have included everything, may be some member can fill them in. Anyway, make sure you know the limitations.