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Regular Contributor
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎09-06-2012
My Device: Developer
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

BBM Testing on BB10 with WIFI only

Is it actually possible to connect "through" BBM with no BlackBerry internet service. I have two standalone Blackberry phones with WIFI access only. My mobile service provider is not a BIS provider. I uderstand why email doesn't work but I'm not clear on BBM.


I appear to be able to register and get status "Access Allowed" but nothing more.


Does RIM have a test server that can be used by developers for testing BBM?

Posts: 135
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: BBM Testing on BB10 with WIFI only

I would like to know more about this also. Where can a developer test BBM?

BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,760
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: BBM Testing on BB10 with WIFI only

The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha allows the use of BBM over WiFi without a BlackBerry data plan.  BlackBerry Smartphones require a sim card with a BlackBerry data plan in order to use BBM.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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