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Pyxzure
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APN: Blackberry.net?

There's a particular plan in my local carrier that says 'internet on APN Blackberry' which makes no sense to me at all what it means

 

I tried contacting the support and she said it means I can browse any web as long as it starts with a www., like www.google.com

but

m.facebook.com

en.wikipedia.com

bit.ly

Those stuff aren't available, which, well, I doubt the support guy

 

Can someone please clarify what 'APN: Blackberry.net' means?
As well as what I can browse and what I can't browse

(The support mentioned something like I can't browse through WAP APN or some sort, but I don't think en.wiki is a WAP??)

 

Thanks

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Euclidics
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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

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Hello Pyxzure

 

The Blackberry.net access point name is used in place of regular data transfer APN's. From my knowledge it normally controls specific applications including: Windows Live Messenger, Appworld, BlackBerry Messenger, AIM, Facebook, MySpace, Social Feeds, Yahoo! Messenger and YouTube.

 

Hope this information helps,

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

To use a BlackBerry device features you need to have a separate data plan. This is data plan passes all data through blackberry.net APN (Access Point Name). Therefore, to have blackberry.net APN enabled in your device you need to have BlackBerry data plan.

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

The question was

What does APN: Blackberry.net means

and

What can I access through APN: Blackberry.net

not

How do I use APN: Blackberry.net

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Hello Pyxzyre,

 

I believe I answered both those questions for you, the third answered by tanzim. All of this is good relevant information, have we answered your question or did we overlook something?

 

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Thanks for your answer, but let me rephrase

 

That plan I'm looking at says I can browse the internet under APN: Blackberry.net, which doesn't make much sense to

me so I contacted their support

 

Their support says that browsing under APN: Blackberry.net means I can visit any site as long as it starts with a 'www.', ie. www.google.com, www.facebook.com, etc.

But if it starts with something else, ie. m.facebook.com, en.wikipidia.org, bit.ly, etc. I can not visit those

 

But I doubt what their support says, so I am asking here that, what sites can I visit if I were to browse under APN: Blackberry.net not APN:WAP or APN;internet or sort

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Hello Pyxzure,

 

You were right to doubt them, in short you can browse social media, I gave a list of a few examples above.

 

However, saying that and from my knowledge the way you access these for free are through applications on the phone. Once you open your web browser and browse to those sites, you will be charged for the data sessions through regular WAP browsing, unless I'm mistaken here.

 

That's the best answer I can provide.

 

Hope that clears your questions up,

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Ok, thanks

 

But I've read somewhere that there are actually different browsers on the device that one is a WAP browser that connects through the, um.., ISP, whatever, and another one that connects through Blackberry server that should let me browse freely (considering I am browsing under BB's APN right?)

 

Do I understand it correct? Or I can only browse the internet if I kinda click the links from the applications on the device, like an external link in facebook?

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Hey,

 

Hopefully this information will satisfy any further questions you have in regards to the difference between browsers:

 

 KB03892 Differences in browsers on the BlackBerry device

 

From what I see you can only use the BlackBerry browser if you have an Enterprise E-Mail setup.

 

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Re: APN: Blackberry.net?

Thanks a lot, that is all :smileyhappy:

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