04-03-2013 12:34 PM
I recently got a used Torch 9800 for my girlfriend, to go with a new contract where she'll have a small amount of 3G mobile data, just enough to keep in touch with her email when not covered by WiFi.
I've tried to set up her phone like I configured my iPhone, i.e. deactivate mobile data, in order to keep in control when this is used.
The problem is that when I do that via what seems the logical way (deactivate mobile data in the mobile connectivity page, just above the setting for roaming mobile data access), WiFi access is apparently blocked too, even though the strength indicator still shows a good connection to the base station.
What am I missing or doing wrong? Should I look for an app to take care of this operation, or is it not possible to do what I want (I cannot imagine that, if not only because WiFi works fine when there's no SIM card in the phone)?
I should add that she doesn't have a mobile data option on her current contract, nor of course a specific Blackberry option ... but I don't really see why that would matter. I've also tried to enter the operator's APN info (gleaned from their site), but that doesn't appear to make any difference either.
04-03-2013 08:40 PM
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04-06-2013 12:12 PM
OK, so I wasn't clear enough yet - I do want to keep the phone function ...
The idea is to have a phone that also serves as a PDA, permanently when covered by a known WiFi network, and on demand when not. If I understand the implications of your suggestion correctly, already have what I'd get — an iPod Touch
04-06-2013 04:02 PM