10-15-2011 10:30 PM
What if I unlock the phone? at that point I can use my phone overseas with another carrier and use wi-fi free spots at the same time too, right?
Unlocking the phone would free it from the constraints of a particular carrier, yes. You could then take up service with a foreign carrier and get Wi-Fi at Wi-Fi free hotspots. However, with BlackBerry phones, you must have a BlackBerry data plan associated with the SIM card that is attempting to use those Wi-Fi hotspots.
When you have a proper BlackBerry data plan, your phone receives service books which tell the phone how to access Wi-Fi properly. You putting a SIM card with that plan allows your phone to access those service books. Without a BlackBerry data plan, your phone doesn't receive those service books and therefore does not know how to access Wi-Fi.
I hope that helps you.
10-26-2011 01:41 PM - edited 10-26-2011 01:43 PM
I have read this thread but I'm still not getting it I'm afraid.
I have a 9300 that was bought SIM-free, so not locked to a mobile operator. I have just upgraded it to OS 6.
I want to use it to access the web from my home WiFi and not through the mobile operator.
It's connected with a good signal to my home server . The server name shows on the BB screen and there's the white icon.
If I set Data On in the Mobile section the browser connects via the mobile operator.
If I set Data Off in the Mobile section the browser tells me I have no internet connection.
Please tell me how to get round this.
EDit: I can't find the Services Status page iluustrated earlier.
10-27-2011 03:58 PM
10-28-2011 05:39 PM
2.Now in browser goto options and select browser configuration. Now change the Browser to hotspot browser.
In Browse Options I don't have a hotspot option. What am I missing?
10-28-2011 05:56 PM
I am in Browser Options. There is:
Enable Keyboard Shortcuts
Prompt before ...
No mention of Hotspots
10-28-2011 06:23 PM
Under All > Options > I don't have Advanced options. Only Networks & Connections.
Under Browser > Options only options I listed before
I have been through all possible menus, can't find any mentiuon of Hotspots.
Using OS6 in a 6300.