02-10-2013 09:35 PM
With the BB 9700 I have the option of OS 5 and OS 6. Since I do not invest in a data plan that will never pay its return, the process of updating the OS was incredibly difficult and required many loops to jump through. With OS 6 and everything subsequently I noticed the loss of the one key feature that matters to me (aside from texting and call of course!), that feature was a WiFi browser.
With my BB 9700 I am forced to use an out-dated operating system in order to have a browser I can be certain will not cause me to receive data charges on. This is because With OS 5 you have the option of <CARRIER> browser and HotSpot Browser. With OS 6 the system tries to determine what to use. Unfortunately this means if you lose your WiFi signal and continue to browse, you automatically gain service charges. I do not like or agree with this change and it will be the make or break for the next phone I purchase.
So to you BlackBerry I ask my $600 question:
With your BlackBerry Z10, do you have an option to choose how you are browsing the internet. That is, can you decide to browse the internet using your WiFi connection, and should that connection fail to exist and/or fail during browsing, does the phone stop browsing, regardless of your network signal?
02-11-2013 01:06 PM
02-11-2013 05:55 PM
I think you missed the scope of my question.
I am not concerned about how my carrier manages BlackBerry's. I am not concerned about how the data is charged. I am not concerned with how the data is managed. I frankly do not care about anything to do with data. Though I must thank you for your very well put explanations, off the mark or not.
Ironically however, data is still involved with my question. I am -only- concerned with having the ability to prevent my potential BlackBerry Z10 (or Q10) from having any communication whatsoever with the network in regards to data.
Why? Because I have no use for BBM, APPs, video calling, video streaming, or facts finding, when using a cellphone. I have a cellphone for calling, and texting. I have a smartphone, particularily a BlackBerry because for me, it is like a bow tie, it looks stylish but not many other people have one.
So to reiterate my question:
Does the Z10 have the ability to prevent itself from using data when using the web browser? That is, if I open the browser with network coverage and no WiFi signal, do I have 100% assurance that the browser will simply not function? If so, how do I have this assurance?
For more background information (which is irrelevant) my carrier is WINDmobile in Canada. I do not require a data plan, nor do I want one. As with all carriers (in Canada anyway) you have pay-as-you-go data whether you like it or not. The final point of control needs to be in my hands, not theirs, so I do not have to deal with Customer Service about incorrect data usage. THAT is why it is such an important aspect for me. If I cannot control my phone and its interaction with the data associated with internet usage, then any change of phone will be considered a downgrade, and I will remain a BB 9700 user.
02-11-2013 06:15 PM
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