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The MGC Chatbox Evo is really easy to use

You can :
  1. Send chats : you just have to enter the text in the dedicated input field and then to validate it by pushing the return key ou by clicking on the OK button.
  2. Format the chats :
  3. once you un-collapse the chatbox formatting toolbar by clicking on the BBCode button, you have access to different formatting options for your chats. You can format a chat by selecting a part (or the totality) of it and then select one of the buttons/list. You can also add empty formatting tags by selecting nothing and clicking one of the buttons/menu thus allowing you to add the chat text afterwards between these tags.*
  4. Access to the different channels : you can have access to different channels restricted to only some usergroupds or for specifics use of the chatbox. The different channels are accessible from the buttons on the left of the chatbox.*
  5. Edit your chats (or others chats) : the edition of a chat can be done by a simple double-click on it.*
  6. Use specific commands : some commands can be accessible in the chatbox depending on the will of the administrator(s) of your forum. These commands let you execute specific actions of formatting, management, etc... You will herebelow the information on the command which are accessible to you. You must notice that you are not forced to use the command prefixes (/command_name) when you use them in the channel they are attached to (except in the general channel).*
* : Depending on the settings chosen by the administrator(s) of the forum, you might not have access to all these features.
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  1. #1

    if you buy a smartphone with AT&T do you have to buy the interent plan

    in order to get the phone? a store employee told my dad that you can only buy a smartphone like a blackberry only if you get the internet plan.

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    Junior Member minortj's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Sometimes the phones cost slightly more if you don't get a data/internet plan. I believe Blackberry requires one in order to get their rebate....but NO you don't have to get the internet plan.

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    Junior Member ladyrosznthorns's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Unless you pay the full retail price for the phone (usually 400.00 to 500.00 or more), when you buy a PDA like a Blackberry, Tilt, etc. you do need to buy a data plan with it. Most of these type phones come with rebates to mail in to get 50.00 to 100.00 or more back off the price that you pay with a 2 yr contract, and the rebates are not valid without the data package (read the small print on them.)

    There are a couple of reasons for the data package requirement. With Blackberry phones, unless you have the blackberry connect, it limits the capabilities of the phone a great deal. With other PDA type phones (Tilt, Blackjack 2 for example) - if you do not have a data package, it can cause problems with your phone as well.

    PDAs are data intensive devices, meaning they transfer large amounts of data to use many of the features. Different servers are used to carry different types of data on the network, and different connection types are used to give you the best possible speeds and accesses for your device.

    If your device is not set up the way it is designed to be used, it can create problems, and eventually damage your equipment .Think of it like this- your SUV breaks down, and you need a tow- a friend with a Focus might be able to hook up a chain and pull you, but if he has to go very far, it might strain his motor, but a tow truck can get you to wherever you need to be with no problem.

    The cost of data transfer is another reason for this requirement. Most people do not realize that if you download a streaming video clip or watch MobiTV for less than an hour, if you are on pay per use, your bill could be anywhere from 60.00 to about 700.00 just for that. (I work for a major carrier, and I have seen an 18,000.00 bill on a single phone because the woman insisted she did not want a data package because she "only used a little bit of internet." They advised her over and over of the possible costs, and offered to block the internet if she did not want the pkg, but she refused. The next month, when she got her bill, equal to the price of a car, she thought they billed her wrong. They didn't-the bill was correct based on how she insisted they set it up.)

    Without the internet connection, you can't email, send or receive pictures, download anything, etc.- if you are only going to talk and send plain text messages (no pics or videos)- does it really make sense to buy a phone that is that expensive when plenty of others will do what you want?

    PDA's are nice, but there are definitely other options that are less expensive if you're not even going to use those features anyway.

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    its blackberry plan.. a blackberry is pointless without it you might as well get the free one with you upgrade

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    Senior Member #1 Mustang Fan's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    That is not totally correct. You can get the phone without the internet plans but that is all it will be good for is a phone and text messaging. In particular, the Blackberry devices require the Blackberry data plans to provision the Blackberry server which they access for data purposes. Other PDA type device only require the data plans or Media Plans if you intend to use the internet or to do picture messaging, which requires internet usage to send/receive.

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