Though I subscribed to my carrier for GPRS services, but the plan has a limit on the data. I have to pay additional if the data exceeds the limit. Therefore when I'm at hotspots or at home, naturally I would want to switch to WIFI to save on costs. Actually,you are right on switching off the data services, it would turn off WIFI as well. So I did a little test. I turned off the entire mobile coverage and left only WIFI on ( which means I'm only connected to my WIFI). I was still able to surf the internet and download both my office and personal emails.
So my only question now is (sort of getting a confirmation), there is no way to turn off the GPRS and leave both the mobile (voice) and WIFI on at the same time?
I am looking to buy a second hand bold 9000 on 3 network. What I would like to know please is whether I can use the wifi to access the internet and email from my wireless router free of charge or do I have to have a data plan to do so. The idea I have is to use the limited internet and messaging that 3 offer on top up whilst mobile , but to only use wifi indoors.
I just buy a Blackberry bold 9700 and i try to connect to wifi at home ! Works great with facebook, browser etc. But now, i go to my work place and insert the wifi password. It's says to me that it is connected but it still use the wap to connect the internet. (I don't have data plan). So I am charged for connecting with the browser. I go >manage connection>mobile network options> and try to turn off the date services. But when i do, i cannot connect neither with the wifi nor with the wap. Try to understand me, how can the mobile tell me that i am connected to wifi, but use the mobile network to connect the internet which is a charged service.
I am new here, so thanks for any help. Great Community. I read already a few posts but couldn't find a solution. I want to check my gmail emails through my Bold 9700. Currently I don't want to sign up for a Data plan. I want to use my Wifi connection in the office or at home in order to get my emails. I don't need push function but I don't want to go through the webpage and log in. I just want to press any button and receive my emails on request.
Is there any way to get my emails? My friend has a iphone and he can choose between manual email receiving with wifi or push with data plan.
I have a bold 9000 on Vodafone which has been unlocked. My phone provider is on O2 and I have internet access plan but not bis plan. I would like to know if I can install an O2 os on and then some way use my internet access on my O2 sim card to access the net on bold 9000?
I have t-mobile as my provider, and I have their new limited $15/month data plan with my HTC HD2.I was wondering whether I can use wifi without data usage going towards my data plan.I expect that the 200MB limit will be reached pretty quickly if I cannot use wifi to balance things out.
I just got the nokia e73 with no data plan but when i try to go online (using wifi at home) i get a message telling me i will be charged for data, though i was under the impression that wifi is free...the message i get is from a web2go browser: "you will be charged $1.99/mb for data access, which includes accessing mobile websites from your device......" is there any way to get around this? are others having this problem? i know others are having problems connecting to the internet but it seems that i can connect to wifi (it detects and tells me i'm connected..)
I have the curve 8520 so i do not have a data plan, but i do have social networking. I have wifi at my house and i am with rogers and wanted to know if i can use the internet like tumblr exetera without paying money for it.
I'm gradually getting used to and liking my new BlackBerry! If I'm at home and got the wifi on and want to go on the internet, how do I know I'm using wifi and not my data plan? I only have 250mb data plan and don't want to be using it up when I'm on the net with the wifi on. It says the name of the router at the top of my phone, but also 3G. I can't tell if I'm connecting via the wifi router or phone connection.
I purchased my blackberry in August 2011 and signed up for a talk/text plan with Koodo. I used my wifi at home to access the internet on my blackberry then one day, it stopped working. The Koodo people tell me that RIM did some kind of 'service book push' that has now blocked all wifi capabilities so now I have to purchase a data plan to get wifi. Is this accurate or is Koodo just trying to get me to sign up for a data plan just so I can access my wifi at home?
I have just completed a fairly thorough search on the internet and have followed a number of suggested remedies, but I have not been able to solve my problem.I recently acquired an 8320 and would like to use WIFI, but I am not willing to purchase a data plan. In my search, I have come across people who say they are able to do this, but most threads have been a few years old.I have T-Mobile service and a working network at home to test out the Blackberry's wifi capability.Can I use wifi without a data plan on this device?
I'm thinking about buying a BB Curve 8520 and was wondering if 1) You can just use it w/o having a data plan, 2) If so, can I use the Wi-Fi to join my house network w/o having a data plan, and 3) Would I be able to download apps then, specifically Pandora?
I have a Blackberry Storm 9530 and I currently have no data plan on the phone. I want to connect to my wi-fi at home, but I'm not sure how to. How do I connect to my wi-fi if I have no data plan on the phone?
i have a problem with my blackberr torch 9860. my phone won't use my wifi connection even though i am perfectly connected with the broght white indication. It also seems to not use my data service plan too, because when i inserted a sim with a registered data plan already, the edge indicator should have become capitalized but it won't. i can't even use my facebook and twitter with it. even the app world is not usable, it keeps on saying "the data service is not operational' i tried using the hard reset and the factory reset but nothing seems to chenge.
i want to get the pearl 8120. i do not want to sunscribe to a data plan and would like to send and receive emails only through wifi. is this possible to do? if i get a data block on my sim will it still work with just wifi?
I recently changed my bb 9670 style cdma for a torch 9860 gsm and now with this new bb the bis service over the wifi is not working and is the same carrier just changed the device, also i have a unlimited data plan, but in some areas where im used to stay there is bad reception so i used to be connected by wifi for my bis services, is this a problem of the gsm or RIM, i called several times to costumer assistance but they said that new os7 dont support bis over wifi, and thats not true so what u recomend to me
whenever i go onto a website in a place where i am connected to free wifi, it says i am on a service plan that requires a wifi connection to use the application and need to update my data plan. The only website that works is facebook. What do i do?
Verizon Wireless now has a really good hotspot tethering plan for 4G phones. For $30/mo you get unlimited 4G tethering on your phone which is a bargain compared to the tablet plans especially considering 4G is 10x the 3G speeds.It makes we want to run out now and get a Samsung Charge so I can drop my 3gB Xoom plan. I'm going to stick with my Xoom data for now and hold out a three or four weeks for the Bionic. Hopefully Verizon won't change this offer before the Bionic comes out.
I have a Rogers Blackberry Curve 9360 which I had unlocked (by Rogers) and switched to Telus - I have purchased a Telus SIM and I have a Data plan I can send/receive calls and texts and the wifi is working but I can't get my email or access internet unless on wifi...
I have the 8520, and have no data plan with my carrier in my post payment plan, i thought , since i have wi-fi at home, office and tons of hot spots. I can use my BB to access the web using free wi-fi as i have been doing with my last 4 smartphones.Big mistake. i have been charged 55 us last month, for data transfer use , i ran to my planŽs assistance office ( telcel in Mexico ), and the answer i got was. you have to get a data plan from us to be able to use wi-fi ( obviuosly i stared at her , just nodding my head ).There is no point in having a device that has acces to wi fi networks , if i cant access the wi fi network without you data plan, so i got the lady to bring the tech guy. His response was...naaahhh...it will access the wi fi. but weŽll charge u anyway. you need to disable the network from the phone and only leave the wi fi option on so you can access without any other charge, but this will leave you with no phone connection.
Is this real? did i just spend 399us in a gadget that has wi fi capabilities but will not be able to get on any wi fi connection form home or work, without being charged for data transmission over my cell providers network?cmon this sounds as stupid as it does in my head ? i would be really disapointed if i just left my old Nokia E71 SPhone, for this beautiful BB Curve 8520 THAT DOES NOT CONNECT TO THE WI Fi.
I just bought a Blackberry Bold 9900 and I have a data plan with T-Mobile. I was just wondering if there was a speical type of data plan you have to have with this phone because mine doesn't seem to be working.
I have searched a little bit about this subject but everybody says something different. In few days I will buy a BB Bold 9900. I won't have a Blackberry Data Plan. Can I use BBM with wi-fi? I have read some places that some people are talking about using BBM on wi-fi when they are overseas when they don't use their data plan. Is it something possible?