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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Question about BB Bold and the WiFi.

I am thinking aout getting a BB Bold but have a concern.  I presently have a family plan with 4 phones and free text.  I would like the Bold to sync with my outlook information on my computer.  I have been watching this forum and noticed that there are numerous questions about problems with sync.  I do not want to go to the expense of getting the data plan as I do not think I will use it that much and it is very expensive.  When I need it I can get to a WiFi location as they are everywhere. 


Here are my questions:

-Can I turn the Data link off at the BB Bold so that it will not override the WiFi and start charging me for the data xfer?

-Will the WiFi give me the ability to get to my email accounts?

_Will there be limitations using the WiFi?

-With all of the problems that I see on this forum is the Bold the unit to get?


Would appreciate any and all info!!




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Posts: 4,526
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Bold - T-mobile

Re: Question about BB Bold and the WiFi.

Hi brittsnbirds and welcome to the blackberry Forums 


You need the data plan for all the applications that requires internet access

Only with the Wifi you can surf on the web, nothing more.

You can't setup mails accounts if you don't have blackberry data plan. 


The bold (for me) is the better Blackberry Device, i need full keyboard, so the Storm is not good for me.

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