Well thanks to a tip we got last week and confirmation from our friends at CrackBerry. It seems that Rogers has officially launched their $15 unlimited email plan, however get this it's only compatible with the Pearl. Customers can not put this data plan on any other BlackBerry device (including 8700R, Curve, 8800, etc). However you can pick up a Pearl for only $99 with renewal of course if you have a voice plan that meets the requirements.
Q. Can customers access the Mobile Internet or Rogers Zone via the Rogers WAP Browser or Do More icon?
A. No. Although the Rogers WAP Browser and Do More icons are displayed on the BlackBerry Pearl home screen, if a customer clicks on the Rogers WAP Browser, they will be presented with the following error message “You are not currently in an area that can handle data communication. As a result, the Browser cannot retrieve any Web Pages. Please try again when you are in a different location, or contact your service provider if the problem persists."
Q. Why is unlimited email only offered on Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry does not support browsing, tethering, and third party applications which consume far more data than e-mail and instant messaging alone. For this reason, customers who want to use their BlackBerry Pearl for more than just personal e-mail and instant messaging must subscribe to a BlackBerry E-mail Plan that allows browsing or a BlackBerry Voice & E-mail Package.
Q. Can I purchase a Mobile Internet Plan if I want to browse the Internet?
A. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry blocks access to the Internet for browsing or tethering, therefore you cannot add a Mobile Internet Plan. If customers want to access the Internet they should subscribe to a BlackBerry E-mail Plan that allows browsing.
Q. Will applications such as Telenav, Rogers MusicStore, Ask Me Now, work with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. No. Third party applications offered on the Do More WAP site from Rogers , or any other third party applications will not work with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry.
Q. Can I add a Windows Mobile Plan if I want to use my BlackBerry as a wireless modem?
A. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry blocks access to the Internet for browsing and tethering, therefore you cannot add a Windows Mobile Plan.
Q. If I download an application to my PC, and install it using my BlackBerry Desktop Manager onto my BlackBerry, can I still use the application?
A. No. Third party applications will not operate with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry.
Q. If someone e-mails me a URL or web link in an e-mail message, will I be able to access that website?
A. No. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry does not support any browsing.
Q. Can I wirelessly access my corporate e-mail, contacts, and calendar with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry will not integrate with a corporate e-mail server that is using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). You will need a BlackBerry plan that supports BES.
Q. How many e-mail messages can I send or receive with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. There is no limit in the amount of e-mail messages that you can send or receive with Personal E-mail on BlackBerry.
Q. What happens if I use Personal E-mail on BlackBerry while roaming?
A. You will incur data roaming charges for all e-mail, attachments, and instant messages that you send or receive. The rate will be calculated on the total kilobytes used on the partner network while roaming. For more details on roaming, go to rogers.com/roaming
Q. Are MSD coded accounts (including SMB, Corporate and Government) eligible for Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A: Any MSD coded customers who are not on BES and only require BIS E-mail service are eligible for Personal E-mail on BlackBerry. Please note: corporate discounts will not be applied against the $15 Monthly Service Fee.
Q. Is the $99 Pearl offer with Personal Email on BlackBerry eligible for a BPR discount?
A. No. Neither the $15 / month Unlimited E-mail Plan nor the $25 / month 4 MB E-mail / browsing plan are eligible for BPR discounts.
Q. Why is Personal E-mail on BlackBerry restricted to the BlackBerry Pearl ?
A. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry is targeted primarily to consumers, and the BlackBerry Pearl is also a device targeted primarily to consumers who are looking for a great phone that functions as an email device.
Q. Can Corporate customers on BES take advantage of Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. No. Personal E-mail on BlackBerry can only be used with e-mail accounts integrated with BlS and not BES.
Q. Is text messaging included in Personal E-mail on BlackBerry?
A. No. Text messages are Pay-Per-Use, or you can purchase the $10 / month Text Message Plan that includes 2500 sent text messages.
Q. Will BlackBerry Maps work on Personal Email on BlackBerry?
A. No. Although the BlackBerry Maps icon will still be displayed on the BlackBerry Pearl home screen, if a customer clicks on the BlackBerry Maps icon, they will be presented with a message that says “Map Data is not available.” Customers who wish to use BlackBerry Maps can upgrade to the $25+ BlackBerry E-mail Plan (4 MB) or a 4 MB BlackBerry Voice & E-mail Package.