07-21-2012 05:15 AM
I have the blackberry 9900 and want to turn off the network internet services without turning off the wifi function. My mobile carrier is vodafone and even when I am connected to wifi, my credit is being used up. How do I disable the internet function but still use wifi? When I try disabling data services, wifi doesnt connect at all
07-21-2012 03:18 PM
What OS level are you running on your BB?
At some point (in the 7.1 level, as I recall), the capability to turn off the carrier data network (by setting "Data Services" to "Off") yet leave WiFi "on" allowed BIS services to continue to function via WiFi, even though Services Status would report BIS as "Not Connected". Prior to then, turning "Data Services" to "Off" would shut down ALL BIS services, even if WiFi remained active.
So, if you are on an older OS, you may want to investigate upgrading so as to have advantage of this feature.
07-21-2012 07:07 PM
Mine is running on OS level 7
Im really new to this, and dont know much about sofware...
what will upgrading to OS 7.1 do? does it change anything on my phone?
07-21-2012 07:17 PM
Please re-read my last post, including the article I linked for you. Saying "OS7" is inadequate...OS levels are 4 octets, not just 1. The above-linked article tells you exactly how to find your specific OS level...and if that's 7.0.x.x, then this function is not available to you. If it's 7.1.x.x, then it might be available to you.
OS 7.1 adds several features, including HotSpot (carrier data plan dependent), this function you are asking about, and on some models (not yours) FM Radio. Interface-wise, it is not much different than 7.0, but adds some features and functions. You can read about it in the official blog that RIM released:
But, since we do not know the OS you already have, it's impossible to say much more.