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06-30-2012 09:31 AM
How can I cut down on data usage? Totally new to all of this stuff. For example, a girl at work just bought an iphone & another co-worker told her... when at work, turn on airplane mode & the phone will not use her network but instead will use the works wifi. I tried this with Blackberry but couldn't get it to work. If I try to just use my wifi, the phone doesn't really work.
So, if I want to use just the phone for a while, & no data, how do I do this? I thought one thing could be to maybe sign out of email but there's no log out option on my email.
There must be some things I can do, I am just unaware of all of them so if you have any tips, I'd apprecaite it.
07-04-2012 12:13 PM
Hello towngirl_04 and welcome to the BlackBerry® Support Community Forums.
Thanks for your question regarding data usage on your BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone.
You said your phone doesn't work when connected to Wi-Fi®. Do you get an error? Are you unable to make a successful connection? What doesn't seem to work?
If you are looking to turn off data services but retain the phone functions (SMS, Calls) go to Manage Connections>Networks and Connections>Mobile Network and change Data Services to Off. Just remember to turn it back on when you want to use your email, BBM™ etc.
07-04-2012 06:52 PM
I guess I didn't say exactly what I meant. Sorry..
I had been trying to get my phone to run on home wifi or work wifi while turning off my Carrier services when wifi was in use. I've been playing around with it & I guess to some degree, I now have it working a bit. I guess I just expected more.
When wifi is on & carrier is off, I can't send a regular text (BBM seems to work though) & I don't understand why that is. .. often the email doesn't work. & the internet also doesn't always work. It tells me something about not enough data to use it .. or something. I would expect more because my internet can handle more than I can get via the BB.
I also can't make a phone call when wifi only is on. It says "Radio is off... restore connections". Which means I can't run off wifi because I will miss any calls coming in.
So, it's just not as glamerous as I'd hoped but... it does seem to be working.
I have been spending a lot of time looking stuff up so I figured out a bit of what I was trying to do but it wasn't easy lol. I would turn off Carrier & turn on wifi but it woudln't work.. I didn't realize I then had to go search & connect to a connection (duh me).
07-10-2012 06:59 PM
07-10-2012 08:07 PM
Keep in mind that your BlackBerry compresses all BIS data before sending it off to your phone, so right off the bat you'll be using less data than an iPhone while surfing the same sites and viewing the same emails.
On top of that, connect to Wi-Fi while surfing and you've got it made!
06-12-2013 08:01 AM
Is there a possibility to block cellular data usage except the enterprise eMails?
I do not want to download something or surf in internet except I am connected with WiFi but still want to receive and send eMails.
I will be really glad if this is possible.