01-25-2012 08:22 AM
I have a BlackBerry 9700 with a Data Plan, and it's was all perfect using 3G and WIFI browsing and using internet, but the thing is that I have to travel out of the country next week for a month and I don't want to pay BlackBerry Data Services Roaming ... I only want my cellphone working with voice and sms, and use internet when I got a HotSpot with WIFI...
So I tried to turn OFF the Data Services and connect to the HotSpot from my work.... and it can't connect!! and show this message "Failed to obtain an IP address"... but if I turn ON the Data Services and try again using WIFI... it can connect to the same HotSpot, obtain an IP and everything works normally....
My question is.... could I use WIFI with Data Services OFF? because that is when I really need WIFI services, because with Data Services ON, I can always use my 3G services and never need WIFI in my city...
If the answer is YES... then How can I configure it???
thanks in advance!
The ONLY way to almost stop data service with your WIFI ON do as the following:
go to Options >Applications and press menu > Edit Default Permissions then
go to connections press menu> Expand that will expand to sub-connections options..OK.
Then go straight and Deny > Server Network, phone and Internet. Go Back , save , And Restart......DONE!!!
" For double check ... Check all your applications after restart if that settings is applied to all your applications "
what we have done here is trying to avoid any connections between any application with the data service of your provider network ....Note that any future app will get the same Permission settings unless you edit it !!
" The Possible Hard Way Better than Imppossible Easy Way "
09-27-2012 01:32 PM
10-08-2012 05:21 AM
Another way to prevent your device from connecting to the data services is Options -> Device -> Advanced System Settings -> TCP IP and here uncheck all boxes.
So you will use WiFi with no worries about mobile data draining.
04-17-2015 03:31 AM - edited 04-17-2015 03:33 AM
I know this is an old thread but the post directly above sorted it for me. I could not believe how difficult it is to keep WiFi data without enabling 3G data on my old 9780
This tip works and as a double check I use an App called NetworkTrafficControl (0.2.9) and it shows 'Traffic' for Radio (i.e. Mobile Data) and WiFi separately and you can easily confirm WiFi only traffic
04-17-2015 04:58 PM