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Old 06-26-2005, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use a BB7520 with Nextel, in New Jersey. I travel to Canada often, and when I'm up there, phone and email work, as well as the NOL browser, but none of the aftermarket apps work. (the 7520 roams on the Telus network). I am just trying to use BBToday, BB411 and Ramble IM. Anyone know why this happens, and how I can get them to work?

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Old 06-27-2005, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Funny you mentioned this, I just came back from Six Flags over the weekend and My apps did not work down there, called in to wonder why and Nextel informed me that the only thing that will work is the cell - email - and blackberry browser, the excuss they gave me was the aggreement between Telus and Nextel was for support only for the above and if i wanted my MSN or Trackem or BBToday to work I would have to purchase their (Nextel's) Data plan, I said ok lets do it, they said sorry we can not do this because you are not a Nextel customer. go figure this one!
Looks like a project for the 3rd party Developers to work on eh?

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Anyway, I would guess this applies to you as well when you come to Canada, Telus will block your 3rd party apps just like Nextel blocks us.
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That's just really strange.

Any way around this?
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If I had to guess... the APN you are using with Nextel is on your phone and when you log onto the telus/mike network, the APN can't be found. I am not totally sure of how the iDen berries work with regard to this, but I would guess this is close. The other possibiliy is that mike network doesn't give full tcp/ip acces on their network, which means their internet gateway is going to disallow traffic of that type out onto the internet.

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The Mike / Telus network will let you use all the 3rd party applications on your Blackberrys in Canada if you are a Mike / Telus customer, BUT when you travel to the USA Nextel blocks us because we do not have the Data package with them and all Nextel is supporting is Cell, Email and Browser. Same applies to Nextel customers going to Canada, Mike / Telus will not support 3rd party application from the Nextel customers. .....

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No way around this?
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I'm afraid not... There's been reports of TCP/IP roaming issues with Nextel/Telus, and even with CDMA devices. The easiest way to roam with TCP/IP is a GSM-based device.

There's a workaround though: Use BES instead. BES roams, and with it, MDS roams. (MDS is a secure substitute for the TCP/IP stack, and uses your work's Internet connection as the Internet connection for your wireless device)
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