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On a trip to the US this week. :)


Boss has told everyone not to use SMS but to use
Blackberry messenger instead. Because it is free.

Now, my understanding is that BM needs a data connection
if there is no WiFi.

A data connection whilst roaming in the US can cost as much
as $2/connection.

Way more than an SMS.

I'm I right?


Any opinions?


Ta.


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Do I need a data plan to use BlackBerry Messenger?
Yes, BlackBerry Messenger sends pin messages through the BlackBerry servers. A BlackBerry internet plan is required to use this functionality.
So, your boss needs to check the cost of the data plan.
Alternatively, if you can get a free internet connection, then it won't be a problem.
...but if that's the case, you'd be better communicating by email.
 
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Not for me, just the rest of my team.


Boss insisted no SMS only BBM in the US during a confcall this AM.

I've flagged it but he's adamant that it's included in
the Orange.fr contracts.


Will be pretty expensive if he's wrong. ;)
 

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I used to have an Orange.fr phone, but that was on a personal contract. Too expensive, and the phone was locked to them :(
I've not needed a French phone for a few years, so I've no idea what their abonnements are like these days.
 

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If you're all going out there then the best bet surely would be to get some US sim cards (PAYG), there's no point in every phone call/message going though france is there?


(more importantly have you booked your car yet???)
 
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