06-08-2011 05:54 AM
I am currently using my blackberry abroad on a wireless connection to ensure that I do not run up huge data bills.
My Curve 3g is connected to the wi-fi network and allows me to surf the internet with no problems.
However I cannot use my email or BBM, I am unable to send or receive messages with either. This is very strange as I have used this wi-fi connection before when I was last abroad.
To my knowldege I have not altered any settings.
I would be very greateful if somebody could help me unravel this mystery.
06-08-2011 06:02 AM
There's a major problem affecting lots of Blackberry users, Nick, where we can't get data services over a wifi connection because there is a problem with RIM's BIS. Search threads here for 'BIS wifi' and you'll see what's going on. Rest assured it isn't a fault on your phone.
06-08-2011 06:07 AM
HI, I'm facing same problem. I also travel abroad, quate often and I always used my BB Curve 8520 on wifi there. But since last time, it means since this week, it doesn't work. It sais that I'm connected, but only browser works. Email, gtalk, facebook and twitter don't work. I haven't changed any options.
Since I was abroad last time, it stoped work also on my wifi at home.
Pls help as I need my BB for work.
06-08-2011 06:17 AM
It's a problem with RIM's BIS servers, not the phones. There isn't anything any of us can do. Wait, maybe complain to RIM or your service provider, but until they fix the issue we won't be able to connect.
06-08-2011 06:22 AM
@Janko5 Those services rely on BIS, and right now you don't have a connection to BIS over wifi. If you are back home, is your service provider's mobile network connected? You should get email over that, so maybe try re-registering your handset for email services (using the 'email setup' app). You could try accessing twitter over a web browser or UberSocial, which is still working on my handset, rather than the official twitter app, which uses the BIS connection.
06-08-2011 06:27 AM
Thanks for answeres. Now I know that I can't fix it alone and I just have to wait until they fix it.
Now I'm on my provider's network and it works there but tommorow I'm going abroad again. So I hope they will fix it soon.
Thanks for help.