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divman66
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Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Hello,

 

I have a 8320 Curve thru ATT and I was wondering if there is a way to download App World apps without having a paid data plan? It seems a shame that there are some useful apps that don't require the internet or a web browser to work and I would like to be able to download them. I know the FAQ in the support section says its required but I was hoping there was another way. I appreciate anyones help with this. Thanks.

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sdgardne
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My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

 

See this page for the minimum requirements:

 

Basically, we theorize that the carriers are getting a cut of the fees and publicity by going through them (via your data plan with them) rather than bypassing them...far be it for a carrier to turn down a revenue opportunity...

 

Hope that helps!


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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Thanks sdgardne.

 

Its pretty much what I figured (I did look at the minimum requirements & FAQ). I certainly don't want to circumvent the process due to not having a data plan, I just have no for need one. And, I don't see the need to get one just to load in some marginally cool phone apps. I was hoping that at some point, as with most things smartphone/computer related, that there would have been some clever people who discovered a work around for the minority of folks like me who don't want/need a data package. Too good to be true I guess ...

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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Well, there is a workaround likely available in many cases. For instance, AppWorld is nothing but a big shopping mall...it is not the manufacturer of the end products. So, one could I suppose research the apps desired and go directly to the developer for the app, bypassing AppWorld and the carrier entirely. That might work...but I suppose I shouldn't formally recommend such an approach...so don't tell anyone!

 

:smileytongue:


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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Your secret is safe with me. :smileywink:

 

Actually I thought of that too but I was hoping that there was some clever rebellious person out there that would create a program or website to deal with this. Since I'm new to this forum, I was hoping that this was a previously solved problem. Its not a big deal, I can do it the other way. I appreciate your help with this sdgardne. Have a great weekend.

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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

You are most Welcome! Cheers!

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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

many shops allow you do install applications through your PC. They are competitors to AppWorld,and they existed long before :
Among them :
GetJAR
BPlay
MobiHand
Handango



The search box on top-right of this page is your true friend, and the public Knowledge Base too:
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vakas
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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Did you find out a way to donnload it?
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ab178
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Registered: ‎07-05-2010
My Device: Flip 8230
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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

Hi All, Just to add to this, in the DM's application launcher there is an option to browse your hard drive for an app and install it from there. I've not used it, but I assume that if you can get your hands on the app and get it onto your hard drive you should be able to use the DM to install it onto your phone. You can also try CNET's download.com for apps. They have a mobile section with a small selection of BB apps and here holds the possibility that you might be able to download the app directly to your HD. Most of them are paid mind you I've noticed, and this might not work as a workaround if the app provider forces you out of CNET and requires you to use a browser on your phone to install the app. But you can always try! All the best,
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RNWildschut
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My Device: curve 8520
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Re: Downloading App World Apps without a Data plan

It is kak without my app world what's wrong n why is it still off I can't go in there I fone vodacom care they said all the bb is of but I thnk they lie why dnt they tell the people whts up with it why is it only the curve 8520 ha come on people let's stan together n fight for our rights its not right .................... Come on people com on
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