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12-24-2008 08:27 PM
I am new to the blackberry device and do not have the data plan for my blackberry. I have the bold and I am connected to my wifi at home, but how do I know that I am not on 3G? I just want to be connected to my wifi connection. Thank you for any advice.
12-24-2008 08:46 PM
12-25-2008 06:22 PM
If you don't have any data plan and you don't download any third application ( like miniopera ) the only way to surf on the web is with the WiFi.
Without any data plan, you can surf ONLY with WiFi
12-26-2008 02:49 PM
I do not think that is true Urumilton. I have a similar problem to the OP but I will go a step further to say that when I disable the Data but not the wifi or mobile the wifi still appears to be connected but the browser/MSN etc won't connect to the internet. I have looked around and this seems to be a common problem and possible sneaky business approach. The device does have wifi, but the wifi is useless without using data. I would like a better answer as if I can't use wifi without data then this phone is going back.
I'd also like to mention that I have enabled hotspots login for the browser and this still does nothing without enabling the data (this was the most common response to this problem).
12-26-2008 04:08 PM
After looking around some more the problem seems to be the BB can't connect (flawlessly) to all routers. There is a way to
reconfigure the router so that it does work but I haven't found it yet.
12-27-2008 06:41 PM
12-27-2008 10:58 PM
You can surf the net with the Wifi without any data plan. I'm very certain of this. The 1st month I had my phone I was without any data plan and I can surf the net fine connected to my Wifi.
For the purpose of this topic, I removed my sim card and turned on my phone. I can still surf the net connected to my Wifi.
12-28-2008 03:46 PM
You can also turn your data off so you won't have to worry about it being charged.
Menu>options>Mobile network, Then switch Data services to 'off'. It won't effect texting or anything (except email when you're not wifi.
12-28-2008 05:47 PM