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tpanchal1
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎07-02-2011
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9300

Data Usage on BB Curve 9300

I have a couple of questions, I recently activated a BB Curve 9300 on a basic talk & text plan (I don't have a data plan at the moment, I do plan on updating my plan in the near future).

I'm within wi-fi range almost 99.99% of the time, so I was wondering:

  1. Can I connect to my home router using Wi-Fi without being charged for data usage?
  2. Can I install apps from BB App World (downloaded from my desktop) onto my device without being charged?
  3. Can I use things such as BBM while connected to Wi-Fi, without a data plan?

Thanks, I appreciate the help!

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,742
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Data Usage on BB Curve 9300

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

 

Regardless of pathway (wifi versus carrier data network), certain services require subscription to an adequate data plan from your carrier. See this for general guidance:

 

Good luck!


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tpanchal1
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎07-02-2011
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9300

Re: Data Usage on BB Curve 9300

I'm afraid the link you provided did not help much. My primary concern / query was whether or not I could surf the net with just my home router. My phone has 3G capabilities, so I'm wondering if I can browse while connected at home.

I read somewhere that I can, then I'm reading in other places I can't.

In the Setup section of my device, it says "you may avoid data charges"
I'm a little iffy about it now, because I'm not sure if I'll be charged. 

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,742
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Data Usage on BB Curve 9300

That information is, by it's very nature, generic. With hundreds of carriers in the world each with dozens of different data plans, it's impossible to know exactly what your carrier has for you. Consequently, the formal answer can only come from those who handle your account...your carrier. They determine, by virtue of what you subscribe to from them, what services you have and do not have. They set the billing structure. They set your capabilities. So, if you wish for a formal and official answer, the only place to make that inquiry is to your carrier. Hopefully you will find someone there who has adequate knowledge.

Good luck!

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