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milindmajithia
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎05-08-2012
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Safaricom Kenya

Bold 9790 - Using BBM, Whatsapp through WiFi

I live in Kenya and have a Bold 9790 and subscribed to a BIS plan through my network provider, Safaricom. I travel overseas very often and cautious of the roaming charges that i would incur, so have set my "data services while roaming" to OFF.

 

However i want to know if there is a way of using BBM and other data services through a wifi network while I;m roaming, by making some changes to settings etc? If so what changes would let me do this.

 

Secondly, is the battery life on all Blackberry devices weak such that the handsets have to be charged everyday??

 

Help and advise would be appreciated.

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JSanders
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Re: Bold 9790 - Using BBM, Whatsapp through WiFi

As long your mobile provider account DOES have the BIS account on your device, you can connect to a WiFi router and turn off the mobile network and use BBM via WiFi while traveling.




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milindmajithia
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎05-08-2012
My Device: Bold 9790
My Carrier: Safaricom Kenya

Re: Bold 9790 - Using BBM, Whatsapp through WiFi

so pls advise on the following:

 

I connect to a wifi router, but then turn of the mobile network? what about the setting for "data services while roaminf" - on or off?

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Re: Bold 9790 - Using BBM, Whatsapp through WiFi

Mobile Network = Off

Data Services = On.




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