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Sirmarsh
11-06-2007, 03:16 AM
Just got my new 8830 for FREE! People are buying these things on EBAY for 250-300$. IF you just add a line(9.99) through Sprint, they give you the phone for 100$ w/ a 100$ mail in rebate, so thats way kewl.


Here are my issues so far. I thought the 8830 did WiFi, meaning, I could use it in hotspots and use it at home on my home network. Is this not true?

I called Sprint and wanted to get the service added that allows this(WiFi access) but they said I needed a special phone from NExtel/Sprint? WTF?

Nothing that I've seen beats the 8830 as of yet,(even better then the iPhone) so why does'nt it have WiFi? I have router configs and such in my options and TCP. What would that be for then if not for WiFi?

Can anyone answer me these questiosn please.
Thanks in advance!

pattachan
11-06-2007, 03:36 AM
The 8830 is not WiFi compatible. Currently there is no BB on sprint or verizon that is WiFi compatible, sorry man.

mckinneycm
11-06-2007, 03:51 AM
That's correct, the only 88xx series BB that has WiFi is the 8820, which is a GSM BB (T-Mobile, ATT, Rogers, etc...)

sLpFhaWK
11-06-2007, 03:55 AM
I'd be happy if my 8830 had wifi, but it doesn't.. It has GPS i can't use *yet* damn u verizon! and it lacks a camera.. man its such a solid phone, with no good percs other than blackberry stability.

oh well, wonder if vzw will get the curve w/ wifi and a camera.

jsntrenkler
11-06-2007, 04:20 PM
I'd be happy if my 8830 had wifi, but it doesn't.. It has GPS i can't use *yet* damn u verizon! and it lacks a camera.. man its such a solid phone, with no good percs other than blackberry stability.

oh well, wonder if vzw will get the curve w/ wifi and a camera.

I sure hope so!

JRSCCivic98
11-06-2007, 06:20 PM
oh well, wonder if vzw will get the curve w/ wifi and a camera.

I'm sure they will, but they will disable the wifi because it'll cause "Stability and Security risks for their network"....

BWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I kill me.

SheepDog
11-06-2007, 07:44 PM
I'm sure they will, but they will disable the wifi because it'll cause "Stability and Security risks for their network"....

BWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I kill me.



You know, that does sound just like what they would say! I ran from them for much the same issues. I was so much happier at Nextel and now even happier with sprint!

shashid
11-06-2007, 08:26 PM
does bb 8830 (not curve, just 8830) support stereo headset. I plan to buy motorola stereo headset (s9) and plan to use it for phone/media. will the s9 work with 8830, anyone using it?

mckinneycm
11-06-2007, 08:30 PM
Yes, it does support stereo bluetooth.

JRSCCivic98
11-06-2007, 10:12 PM
I was so much happier at Nextel and now even happier with sprint!

So I guess now when you call support instead of getting a person who usually knows less then you and you end up walking them through their own job (like VZW) you just get someone who belittles you instead. ;-)

jsntrenkler
11-07-2007, 02:57 AM
So I guess now when you call support instead of getting a person who usually knows less then you and you end up walking them through their own job (like VZW) you just get someone who belittles you instead. ;-)

LOL ... Happens all the time with Verizon and I