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free internet?

is there any way to access the internet for free to get news, weather, etc.? any apps. out there?

 

thanks.

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Re: free internet?

On what model BlackBerry?

 

Do you have ANY data plan, or the BlackBerry Data Plan on your device?

 

 

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Re: free internet?

no. i have the blackberry curve 8300.
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Re: free internet?

The 8300 does not have WiFi, so that option is out.

 

You won't be able to use the BlackBerry browser,  but you can use Opera Mini if you want.

 

Google it and download it to your PC and install from there. 

 

Also, make sure your TCP / APN settings on your BB are set.

 

http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/What_are_the_TCP_and_APN_settings%3F

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Re: free internet?

so i can get the internet for free? it said on the homepage:

"To fully access the Internet with Opera Mini, a Data Plan from your mobile service provider might be required."  can i still get the internet for free? i am using at&t.

what phones would have the wi-fi cabability?

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Re: free internet?


sniper8752 wrote:

so i can get the internet for free? it said on the homepage:

"To fully access the Internet with Opera Mini, a Data Plan from your mobile service provider might be required."  can i still get the internet for free? i am using at&t.

what phones would have the wi-fi cabability?


Note their key word is "fully". I've told you how to get partial free internet above.

 

The WiFi model BlackBerrys are the 8900 Javelin and the Bold 9000 and  all those that end in the number "20".

 

8820, 8320, 8120

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Re: free internet?

what do you mean by "partial"? what would it not have? would it still funciton without the data plan?