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Registered: ‎04-16-2009
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Loosing Ability To Connect To Internet

I have a Bold 9700. Recently, I have been running into instances where I am unable to connect to the internet. I get several different messages, but all indicate an inability to make an internet connection. It seems to only to related to the browser, as all my internet based apps appear to be working fine. This happens in both Wi-Fi and mobile network connections.


For me to be able to connect, requires I remove the battery and reset the Bold.


Does anyone have any suggestions on a possible cause, or better yet a solution?

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAG853), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Loosing Ability To Connect To Internet

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

With a strong carrier network signal (e.g., not merely WiFi), I suggest the following steps, in order, even if they seem redundant to what you have already tried (steps 1 and 2 each should result in a message coming to your BB...please wait for that before proceeding to the next step):

1) Register HRT

  • KB00510 How to register a BlackBerry smartphone with the wireless network
  • Please wait for one "registration" message to arrive to your Messages app

2) Resend Service Books (pre-BB10 devices only)

  • KB02830 Send the service books for the BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Please wait for "Activation" Messages, one per already configured email account, to arrive in your Messages. If you have no already configured email accounts, please wait 1 hour.

3) Reboot

  • Pre-BB10 Devices ONLY. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes.
  • BB10 Devices. Hold the top button down until the counter reaches zero. Wait for the device to be fully shut down (e.g., nothing at all displayed on the screen, no LED lights, etc.). Hold the top button until the red LED is lit. Wait through the full boot-up process. IF this fails, you can attempt the battery-pull method above, but it is normally NOT recommended unless nothing else works.
  • See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Hopefully that will get things going again for you!


If not, then you should, when this happens, check to be certain that you have strong network signal (either carrier data network or WiFi), and that your BB is not in the midst of switching from one to the other -- there can sometimes be noticeable delays when it shifts between WiFi and carrier data network.


Otherwise, you should contact your mobile service provider for formal support.

Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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