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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-02-2012
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Security risks outside the radio network?



I no longer use my Blackberry as a phone, so the radio receiver no longer connects to any network. As I understand it, this means that I can no longer connect to Blackberry Internet Service.


However, I would still like to use my BB to compose e-mails from time to time (which I can do via a WiFi connection and a program like Logicmail).


My concern is that, since I'm not connected to BIS, my Blackberry might be exposed to more security risks than before. Blackberries are supposed to be relatively secure, but how much does this level of security depend on BIS?


Should I look into BB antivirus programs at this point (assuming that reliable programs of this kind exist)?

Posts: 3,198
Registered: ‎01-27-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Re: Security risks outside the radio network?

Hi ml20102702,


A subscription to the BlackBerry® Internet Service is required to send emails via your BlackBerry® smartphone.  You can still have a BlackBerry® data plan, and not have a phone plan.  For more information on that, contact your wireless provider.






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