06-11-2012 04:55 PM
Hi, I'm new here, so I kinda have this blackberry for like 3 years now, and I wanted to ask;
can I activate my BBM without using cellular data service or a data plan but by using ONLY wifi??
Cause I'm home most of the time & I have wifi so if I can I wouldn't like to waste money...
Thanks! Reply ASAP please..I need this to be done....
06-11-2012 05:46 PM - edited 06-11-2012 05:49 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Community!
Regardless of pathway of usage (e.g., carrier data network versus WiFi), BBM falls into the realm of BB-proprietary services, which require an adequate data plan from your carrier to be activated. Using BBM uses back-end servers and such, which are solely dedicated to BBM and the other BB-proprietary services. When using BBM (etc.) you are still using that back-end, even when you use BBM via WiFi. Hence, the data plan is required.
06-11-2012 05:57 PM