using a Blackberry PAYG abroad


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all my family have Blackberry's, I am the only one on Orange PAYG. with Orange you cant pay the monthly fee to use the BBM and data abroad (£15 with T Mobile) I only discovered this after moving to orange:rolleyes:

Any ideas as to what I can do? I hardly use the phone so contract does not make much sense for me....

My daughter on a gap year trip in s/e asia and I chat with her all the time its brilliant. Comms OK when me and the wife travel together as I use hers and she has my email on her phone as well......but what can I do if I travel alone?:confused:


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I believe you can use the BBM and Data abroad with Orange PAYG, it is just that you will be charged at Roaming Rates

If I find the relevant bit in the T's & C's @ Orange, I'll come back and post a link :)

Well, as usual with the Carp Orange site, the one page you want is not available :rolleyes:

Probably best you ring them:)
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Hi - I have tried to use Blackberry PAYG in Italy. The Blackberry Internet Service does not work so you can't check emails;etc. You can use the internet, but through Orange WAP not the Blackberry Internet Service. But this somewhate defeats the object of having a Blackberry, I don't know whether a contract is different. I didn't realise this before choosing Orange, and didn't realise T-Mobile was different.

Last year I had a phone with Windows Mobile on it and there were no problems with accessing emails at all.

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