05-02-2014 05:33 PM
Hi folks. I've been searching the BB forums, and even wandering through the owner's manual on my 9320 but can't seem to find the answer to a question.
I have no issue with data or wi-fi hookup. question is, when data and the wi-fi are both turned on in the handset, which does the phone use first to access the internet, my data plan or the wi-fi? I've been turning the data off, just in case, because I don't have an unlimited data plan and have lots of wi-fi hot spots to use.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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05-02-2014 05:35 PM
If both connections are present and both are strong enough, your phone will work off of Wi-Fi. You should keep an eye on the signal strength because if it gets too weak, your phone will not warn you that it's switched to cell network connection.
I hope that helps you.
05-02-2014 05:39 PM
I should add that if you want to make sure it's only working with Wi-Fi, on your homescreen click Network Connections>Mobile Network (I think that's the combination....it's been forever since I've used a pre-BB10 phone) and it will show you which connection is being used.
05-02-2014 05:51 PM
Doesn't this also depend on the "connection preference" within mobile network settings. For example, WiFi is off on my device 99% of the time, but with "WiFi preferred" set to on.
That way, if I am somewhere without mobile coverage and need to use WiFi, then I just turn the WiFi radio on and let the device do the rest.
05-02-2014 06:19 PM
I have to admit, my knowledge of legacy devices is a bit rusty due to me playing with BB10 phones for many months now.
I know that your phone will default to Wi-Fi every time a strong Wi-Fi connection is present. With the way you've set up your phone, you'd have no worries about using a cell network connection.
And I finally found a legacy device laying around and got it charged up. Follow Manage Connections>Service Status (or similar wording) to see how your phone is connecting.
I hope I've helped you. If any information is still required, please post back.
05-02-2014 06:51 PM