01-31-2013 04:01 PM
I have a Blackberry 9700 Bold but i don't have a blackberry service plan and therefore no paid internet. So i wanted to use it only with wi fi and tried to do so at home. It connected to my home wifi but when i tried to open the browser it says "Unable to connect to internet .. blah, blah ... contact your service provider"
so i contacted the service provider and the guy had no idea what to do ... So can someone please explain how to fix this ...
01-31-2013 04:37 PM - edited 01-31-2013 04:39 PM
I will use now English, because this is official on this forum (if you want to speak Bulgarian, send me private message).
It's normal the Globul support had no idea, because in Bulgaria BlackBerry is sold, but it's not popular. Most people still like mostly Nokia and Sony.
So in theory, you should be fine to connect to your wifi network and use the browser for websites. Probably - I 've never tried.
However there is no point doing this - BlackBerry relies on the internet from your provider (for you Globul) and most important things will not work if you don't have internet from Globul.
For example you will not be able to use your mail, BlackBerry protect and other important applications, without which the phone is nearly useless because it will work like phone-only. You will also not be able to install any new application (as far as I know).
So I suggest you upgrade your plan to have internet in order to be able to unlock the full power of your phone.
01-31-2013 04:47 PM
Sometimes the BlackBerry browser can be picky. If you're able to install the Opera mini browser via your PC and a USB cable, you might have more success.
Despite not having BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), you should still be able to browse the internet on Wi-Fi only. As RaverWild mentioned, several of RIM's push features (such as facebook updates, twitter updates, new emails, etc.) will not work without BIS.
I suggest before you try anything else, power down your Wi-Fi router then turn it on again and try once again. You might also try removing your phone's battery while your phone is turned on then replacing it.
Keep us up to date on your progress.
01-31-2013 04:54 PM