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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-12-2012
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9810
My Carrier: Fido

Wifi without DataPlan is this possible on a 9810?

My wife and I have smartphones. I set mine up for Cell data (no data plan) and Wifi. So I can get internet services at home and work through routers, and at community centres and (we have kids) McDonalds.


I bought a 9810 to replace my wife's old 8310, hoping that she could get the same services as me, she loves Facebook. But without Data turned on, I can't use browse the Internet on her Torch. What am I doing wrong?


Older blackberries had different browsers for different services, but that was when I used them Corporately. The menu has changed so much; I have no idea what to look for now.



Elite II
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Wifi without DataPlan is this possible on a 9810?

No, you don't need a data plan to surf via Wi-Fi on a BlackBerry, but you must have Data Service switched to ON.  You might also have issues with some sites with no BlackBerry data plan (aka BIS for BlackBerry Internet Service) but most should work okay.  If you have any issues, try using the Opera mini browser.  By the way, on the 9810, it'll select the appropriate browser for however you're surfing.



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