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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-28-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9700
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Apps vs. generic data plan

Why most of the native apps support Wifi and BB data plan but just don't work on generic data plan?


Nowadays, when unlimited data plan isn't something unusual, a restriction like this is putting customers straight into iOS / Android hands.

How could anybody prefer wifi more than data packets while using apps? If there is an open spot somewhere around, I'm probably sitting on my couch and have a notebook next to me.


Is there any technical problem to let the apps work over generic data plan just like they do on iOs/Android/WM ?

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Product Manager (Retired)
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9790
My Carrier: Rogers and TELUS

Re: Apps vs. generic data plan

What transport (WiFi, BIS, etc..) used by an app is up to the individual app developer.  We have a number of connectivity APIs in 5.0 and higher that make it easy to manage and we encourage our developers to take advantage of them.

Alex Kinsella @alexkinsella
Senior PR and Social Media Manager
Research In Motion
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