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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
My Device: Curve

Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

Please can you assist.  I have a blackberry curve with I use in Ireland and is set up to accept all my emails etc and works fine.  Currently i am in the Middle East and have to switch off "data" and switch off "roaming", as my last visit cost €800.00 for 2 weeks!!.  How do i set up the phone to use the free WIFI at my apartment and not have the data / roaming switched on? 

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Posts: 2,071
Registered: ‎10-10-2010
My Device: Z10

Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

You need to leave data switched on and turn off roaming in order to use wifi while abroad. 

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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
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Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

I thought that leaving the data turned on would still cost money?    Will this only download when wifi is available and at no cost?

 

Thanks

Forums Veteran I
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Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

As long as you switch off data services while roaming your phone will use wifi when available but not the carrier network. 

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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
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Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

Apologies, but I am not a technical person.  You are saying to switch roaming off and leave data on.  This will not cost a fortune and will only download when it has a wifi network available, and not use my carrier from home?

 

sorry for the questions, but due to the large bill the last time, i dont want to repeat same.

Forums Veteran I
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Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

Switch Mobile data via roaming off yes. 

 

Another option is to contact your carrier and ask them to disabled data while roaming. 

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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
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Re: Blackberry Curve - emails - wifi

Will try that.  Very much appreciated.