I just got a Blackberry Tour over the weekend, and currently using the Blackberry on my Sprint family plan. I got the phone for free using www.sprint.com/accenture link. Although I’m not sure if people still can go through the site using bogus email since Sprint is cracking down on this. Do so at your own risk.
It’s also funny how some people manage to make money selling the above link on Ebay. Here’s an example. That dude made over $3000 profit. LOL. f.y.i. That’s not me. haha.
In order to get online using Blackberry internet services(BIS), you must pay $30 charge each month. As always, I won’t paying for something when I know I can get it cheaper via a different method. Some people manage to get it for free long time ago, some manage to get BIS for $10 if you have a SERO.
**For SERO customers for BIS – you can get $10 as an add-on by calling 1-800-927-2199 or 1-866-264-1282 and tell them you want the BIS for $10.
Since I really don’t care about Blackberry PUSH email or their own instant messenger, I simply want to go online for news and regular email. You would still need a data plan and I was able to ask Sprint CSR for an unlimited data pack for $2.50 through Account Services.
Here’s what I did once I got data on my account.
- Download Mini Opera Browser to my desktop.
- Extract the file on your desktop.
- Download Blackberry Desktop to transfer Mini Opera file from PC to Blackberry.
- Go to download folder and move the Icon to the front so it will appear on your screen.
- Now open up the Opera browser for internet with Blackberry.
*You might need to update your profile if browser doesn’t work. Update by going to Options->Mobile Network–>left click(7 dots), then Update Profile.
Again, above is the short version. You might need to Google some more for more technical details.