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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-11-2010
My Device: AT&T
My Carrier: 3

How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

I'm currently on business trip at HK and can connect to wireless connection (wi-fi).

And I also switch off my mobile network so that I will not get international roaming charge, because my mobile carrier is not from Hongkong.

 

WOuld like to know whether I can online my BBM and other messenger service (e.g. MSN & YM) ?

Because currently I can browse throughout the browser to surf some website but I totally cannot online at BBM and other messenger.

 

Please help to advise. Thanks.

Retired
Posts: 2,795
Registered: ‎05-10-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

Hi elytalim,

 

Yes, you should be able to access BlackBerry Messenger and other instant messaging applications through your Wi-Fi connection. Your data plan will be required for accessing the Wi-Fi network, but once you are connected, you should be able to access data services through your Wi-Fi connection

 

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB13368

 

 

 


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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-11-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: SingTel

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

 Hi FS,

 

Do you mean that if my bb is not connected to BIS but i have log on the the WIFI infrastructure, i will not be able to browse, instant messaging using BBM, Messenger and checking emails as well?

 

Please advice, thank you.

 

/Ben

New Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: blackberry 9000
My Carrier: blackberry user

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

i have the same problem as you right now...

New Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: blackberry 9000
My Carrier: blackberry user

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

How if i don't have the full BlackBerry Data Plan on my mobile carrier account?

Elite II
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

Without a BlackBerry data plan with your carrier, you're not going to go anywhere on WiFi.  No, your phone's browser doesn't actually rely on your carrier data signal when you're browsing via WiFi, but you still have to have the BB data plan in place to connect with WiFi.  :smileyhappy:


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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-16-2011
My Device: 8520
My Carrier: student

connected to wifi and still my bbm doesnt work

well , when i am connected to the wifi still my bbm doesnt work :s !!! and it's CONNECTED !!!

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: bold 9700
My Carrier: Mtn Nigeria

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

What if my data plan is expired and i connect to a wifi network, can't i use BBM?
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-21-2011
My Device: 9860
My Carrier: Telus

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

That's a good question. Did you get a response from anyone that knows the ansnwer?
Visitor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: curve 8520
My Carrier: Etisalat egypt

Re: How to connect to BBM through wi-fi without activating mobile network ?

This Unfair !!

if we couldnt use BIS sevices such as BBm or messenger and push Email Via WIFi so whats the Advantage of wifi in BB smart phones Blackberry company should solve this proplem & make Wifi activate every single servise in BB i think if BB company do that all of BB users will be glad & iam the first One !

 

Thanks

Mostafa Nagi

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