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Registered: ‎11-01-2009
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Does BB 10 support email on wifi only mode ( without the need for data plan)?

 

    I am looking for devices that can work on WiFi without the need for data plan.

 I tested the Apple and the Android devices and found that they work nicely on WiFi only.

I prefer BB keyboard but need to know if BB10 will have the ability to work in WIFI only mode (including email and other applications).

 

 

 

Note :This will allow as to have all BB devices:  some with data plan and some on wifi +talk only  mode .

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,180
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Does BB 10 support email on wifi only mode ( without the need for data plan)?

Yes, BB10 will work just like the other devices in that regard.
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tcucinotta
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎01-23-2013
My Device: Curve 9360

Re: Does BB 10 support email on wifi only mode ( without the need for data plan)?

What about a Curve 9360 with BB 7.1 ?

 

I'm trying the LogicMail IMAP/POP e-mail client, and I don't have (anymore) a data plan.

I was expecting this and other apps to work over wifi, but actually I'm getting an intermittently working behavior. I have to reset the phone all the times (battery pull, or 3-buttons reset), then I get LogicMail and the BB AppWorld both working over wifi, along with other Internet apps. However, sometime later (not sure exactly when/why this happens), every Internet-related app stops working, except the BB own browser.

 

Is this a malfunctioning of the device ? Of the software ?

 

Is it a malfunctioning the fact that these apps work without a data plan for a few minutes, or is it a malfunctioning the fact that they stop working after a few minutes.

 

I'm getting seriously puzzled here. I can only see plenty of misinformation around. Just after resetting my phone, I can see AppWorld just working fine, despite what I've seen claimed in various forums about the fact that it requires a data plan -- I can browse AppWorld without a data plan and with the mobile network OFF (I'm upgrading an app right now under these conditions). In the same conditions I can access my IMAP e-mail account through the LogicMail free app. Why should a wifi-enabled smartphone not be able to use Internet without a data plan ? I can understand that a few BB apps may only work with a data plan. But for other apps, I'd expect them to work painlessly over wifi.

 

Is there anyway to discriminate apps that do require a BB data plan to work properly, from those that don't ?

 

Can anyone with detailed and technical knowledge shed some light on these issues ?

 

Is a full security wipe of the phone useful to fix these issues ?

 

Thanks in advance to whoever may help.

 

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Does BB 10 support email on wifi only mode ( without the need for data plan)?

Logicmail should work perfectly fine without the BlackBerry data plan?




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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
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Re: Does BB 10 support email on wifi only mode ( without the need for data plan)?


tcucinotta wrote:

Is there anyway to discriminate apps that do require a BB data plan to work properly, from those that don't ?


usually asking the application developer gives you the information.

 

Accessing the internet can be done on BlackBerry7 :

  • the implicit way: the app says "connect me to the internet", and then the OS chooses the best way (WiFi, cellular network, Enterprise network and so on)
  • the explicit way: the app says "connect me to the internet using connection XXX", with XXX usually the cellular network. This way seems a bit easier to code.

For example the Salesforce Chatter client cannot work without a BIS plan on BlackBerry 7.

 

That being said, I think that you can try this:

do your apps work better if the SIM card is removed?




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