08-06-2011 11:47 AM
Hi. First of all I bought an unlocked AT&T Blackberry Torch on eBay. Since I'm a low volume user I'm using H2O Pre-Paid $29.99/month plan where the data rate is too high.
I need to make sure my phone will never try to connect to the internet via the service provider. I would, however, like to use WiFi on a daily basis since everywhere I go there is basically always some wifi coverage. How do I make sure that when I click "Browser" it uses wifi instead of the mobile network? Also, what are some alternatives for the Blackberry apps that work exclusivley with the service provider internet(like email, IM, etc.)?
I tried going into "Mobile network options" and disabled "Data services" but then I couldnt use wifi anymore. I know its using the wifi because it works even if I take my sim card out.
I really need to figure this out because a year from now I'm moving back to my country(middle of nowhere) where I'll have only wifi. No fancy AT&T data plans there..
And I have 1 more question: What barcode reader apps can I use with a pre-loaded database in the phone or wifi? Same question for GPS apps.
08-06-2011 03:20 PM
First, find a Wi-Fi hotspot (your home wireless router, Starbucks, McDonald's, etc.) and save that in your Wi-Fi profiles. This is done by scanning for an open Wi-Fi network and accepting it into your list. Then, as long as you're within range of that Wi-Fi spot, your phone will default to that connection over your network connection. If you want to be POSITIVE that you're not touching your network connection (because the Wi-Fi connection could drop suddenly and you'd then be using the network connection), you'll have to go to your Manage Connections and turn off your network connection. Of course, when you do this you won't be able to accept any calls.
As for your questions about the QR code scanner and the GPS app, I have no suggestions.
I hope that helps you.