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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-11-2012
My Device: blackberry 8520
My Carrier: Viva kuwait

How can I activate BBM & other black berry features without using a data plan??

Hi, I'm new here, so I kinda have this blackberry for like 3 years now, and I wanted to ask;

can I activate my BBM without using cellular data service or a data plan but by using ONLY wifi??

Cause I'm home most of the time & I have wifi so if I can I wouldn't like to waste money...

Thanks! Reply ASAP please..I need this to be done....

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Re: How can I activate BBM & other black berry features without using a data plan??

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Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Regardless of pathway of usage (e.g., carrier data network versus WiFi), BBM falls into the realm of BB-proprietary services, which require an adequate data plan from your carrier to be activated. Using BBM uses back-end servers and such, which are solely dedicated to BBM and the other BB-proprietary services. When using BBM (etc.) you are still using that back-end, even when you use BBM via WiFi. Hence, the data plan is required.

Good luck!

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Posts: 329
Registered: ‎01-27-2012
My Device: Z10, 9900
My Carrier: Robbers

Re: How can I activate BBM & other black berry features without using a data plan??

Zain has pretty good rates for BIS LITE Plans that include unlimited BBM.

Viva Kuwait also has some pretty competitive plans for BBM Lite or Youth Plans. Youu can dial 102 (Customer Care to speak to rep about adding just BBM service. Though I am unsure if stand alone still exists.