10-07-2010 10:47 AM
Just wondering, If i have a blackberry id like to start using instead of my iPhone would I be able to switch out my iPhone plan (with data) to a blackberry one(with data), if there is charges, how much? Im currently done 1 of 3 yrs of my iPhone contract.
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10-07-2010 03:05 PM
10-07-2010 11:10 PM
10-08-2010 12:01 AM
10-08-2010 12:29 AM
10-08-2010 04:03 PM
As Paolo said, I do not think you read my post correctly. Fido already has "universal" data plans that will work on all devices: the Blackberry data plans.
You can use Blackberry data plans on all devices. Once you have a BB data plan there is no need to ever phone customer service and switch plans when you switch devices. Ever.
This is true on many networks, not just Fido.
10-14-2010 12:30 AM
To clarify, that would be sort of a "hack" as if there's any issues that could arise, we would not support a BB data plan on a non-BB device. There are customers who do use BB data plans with other phones, however. Basically, at your own risk.
10-14-2010 01:31 AM
10-17-2010 06:43 PM
It's not a "hack" at all...lol. Paolo is absolutely correct.
Blackberry data plans give access to the exact same internet access points as other data plans. The ONLY difference is Blackberry versions give you one extra APN for free, the one for BIS services. You do realize that most BB applications use the regular internet.fido.ca access point, right? That is why BB plans use the same APN.
There is no difference whatsoever, and FIDO even proactively includes the iPhone tethering SOC on Blackberry plans because they know many people sim-swap between devices! Yes that's right, all BB data plans are officially supported on iPhones as well.
This bonus iPhone-compatible tethering SOC was added to ALL existing BB plans about a month before the iPhone 4 launch, and FIDO did this on purpose to avoid having a bunch of people calling in to switch plans or complain about not being able to tether iPhones on their BB plans. Rogers did the same.
10-29-2010 07:58 AM