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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-23-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Newbie Blackberry question



I'm completly new to the RIM/Blackberry's so apologies if this is an obvious one!


I bought the Bold SIM free and unlocked from a highstreet shop (from Phones 4U - so I paid a lot for it with no contract).  The intention was to use it without paying any extra.  I realise that I wouldn't get push e-mail but hoped to be able to use the WiFi and the data bundle on my existing contract and use Google's app for normal fetch e-mail.  This seems to work up to a point.  If I use the hotspot browser I can surf just fine but if I try and use any of the Google apps, e.g. mail, it just seems to hang.


Also I tried to use the Facebook app as well and this also hangs but when I cancel the connection it says that my service plan does not support data - which is not correct, on a 'normal' phone I can do data...


So having spent several hundred pounds do I now need to pay even more over to my network provider (Vodafone UK) to be able to use the BB Bold properly???  Bear in mind I'm not fussed about push e-mail so if that was the only thing that didn't work that would be ok.


Thanks in advance,



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Posts: 1,546
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: 8120, Storm, 8200

Re: Newbie Blackberry question

you have to get BB data plan from your service provider.
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