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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?


simon_a6 wrote:

If not, why does it turn it off on other BBs, but not on this one??


Because your 8520 runs on OS5, and OS7.1 has been updated with the additional feature request which many of us have made to RIM, to be able to turn off the mobile network "data", and leave on the WiFi data.

 

Two different OS releases (5 and 7.1) and they operate differently.

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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Thanks. So turning off data doesn't turn off data, just Mobile Data.

Ok. Thanks for the answer. RIM auto to either state that on screen, or leave that function well alone to do what it says it does; and what it did on previous phones. It was easy then.
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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Is this for reason first responder gave? So doesnuse mobile data if ur paying for it.

Still - should say "turn of Mobile data (excludes wifi)"as data is data!
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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

I don't understand your question now?

Or just another complaint?

 

That's how it works, differently on SO 7.1 because many users asked for it.

RIM listened and responded.

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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

My question now is why is it called switching off Data, when plainly it doesn't, if Wifi is on.

Does anyone know?

 

Don't be so obtuse!

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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

No one is being obtuse, read my initial response in this thread, it was straightforward and specific (and correct Smiley Wink )

 

Why why why. I don't know why. You can call your mobile provider tech support and get the escalated to RIM level tech support and ask them the 'why'. Only RIM will know the answer to that.

 

Otherwise, it is what it is, and now that you know how it works on your 9900, you won't be confused. Right?

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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

Actually... it does. Just saw at the top of the screen "Mobile Network" data services below it.

So I guess it does. Is the reason people asked for this, so they could use BBM, Email and Web while abroad and on Wifi and not have to worry about mobile web costs?
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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

You are obtuse, and also sarcastic, which is a poor traight. But thanks for the help.
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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?


simon_a6 wrote:

 Is the reason people asked for this, so they could use BBM, Email and Web while abroad and on Wifi and not have to worry about mobile web costs?

Exactly.

 

 

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Re: Bold 9900 - how do you stop data, and only have mobile sms/calls?

trait, actually.

 

And some people are overly critical and condemning.

 

Good luck.

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