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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter

 
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Will it cost me more per month to update to a device that will allow me to get email updates live?
I have a very basic cell phone now and don't want to increase my costs.
My service is with Verizon and they cover my travels better than others.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 12:38 PM
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figure adding $30 for blackberry service which will give you emails and internet among some other things

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WOW.......fixed income won't allow that...dang it all..

CCS race official
sold the track bike
too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

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Gmail can be setup as an exchange server which would give you push updates but you need a phone that can handle that. iphone or blackberry. either will cost you for unlimited data transfer.




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On Verizon, you can add a $15 per month data package for email and web.

You will also need to get a smartphone to get email.

Post details of your current plan. Maybe there are better deals out now.
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Where are you in your contract? - They are GIVING away "Smart Phones" now and for the mentioned extra data charge, yee should be fine - You could also maybe reduce your cell min pkg if there are better plans out now to offset the added Data Cost

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Sprint has some everything included plans very cheap as well. Might end up saving some money.




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Where are you in your contract? - They are GIVING away "Smart Phones" now and for the mentioned extra data charge, yee should be fine - You could also maybe reduce your cell min pkg if there are better plans out now to offset the added Data Cost
I just renewed this past summer. Got a new phone for free and then proceeded to drop it in the Ill river while fishing. The plan I have is the least # of minutes.
I guess the only way I'll know for sure is to go visit the store this week.
Thanks for all the suggestions!

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too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

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