08-15-2011 05:55 AM
05-17-2012 07:12 AM
I have a Blackberry Curve 8520 and have had it for a couple years. I seldom use the phone and in fact probably have used it once in the past 8-9 months. However, after chatting with someone today it was brought to my attention that I should be able to access the internet without using a data plan which I have no intention of purchasing when I use the device so little.
I have set up a connection and followed the instructions from the Blackberry .pdf manual as to know that it is connected by seeing a flashing green light. However, there seems to be no way to browse the internet from the built in browser.
I spoke for some time with Blackberry tech support with Rogers and was told I need a data plan. Continued searching and found this article http://www.ehow.com/how_4537240_using-wifi-data-pl
Right now this device is a basically a very expensive glorified address book used only for emergencies. would have been nice to have internet access. When I go to the globe and type in an url, I receive the following message "This is a WI-FI service. Please ensure your device has an active Wi-Fi conection and try again" Well, the only way I have found to be sure of an active connection is to see the green led flash which is what the manual says it should do so I have to assume I have an active connection so the message makes no sense at all.
If anyone has an idea as to what to do or what mistake I may be making, please advise as so far I'm running out of options.
03-24-2014 03:03 AM
I gave up on the Blueberry a couple years ago and have gone to a Motorola smartphone with Android. I still don't use the phone a lot but it works well and with a wifi connection, TalkATone works great and offers free long distance in Canada and the US. Also there are a lot of other features too. Blueberry lack of figuing things out cost lots of us $ as stockholders. Bet the previous owner is glad he is not struggling to afford a hockey team too. Hope you find something to use as an alternative.