01-26-2014 01:00 PM
should I not be able to use a BB for email via wifi only?
No. Legacy BBs require subscription to an adequate data plan from a carrier in order to enable BB proprietary services, including email, even if those services are used only via WiFi. Legacy BB's do not have a full email client on them...rather, they depend on the BIS service, hosted at the carriers and BB, to enable email functionality. Hence, the need to subscribe to the proper service plan.
"Cannot creat account. Your Blackberry Internet Service Account is suspended or deactivated. Please contact.... [original phone company]"
what can or should one do to use email on BB if you change the service provider?
The message is clear...and overrides all else. You must contact the various service providers (yours, the original) and convince them to unbind your BB device from any other BIS systems so that your current carrier can create a BIS account for your device on their system.
01-26-2014 04:09 PM
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