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Old 12-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to use the wifi and my gps in the BB 8820 to find my location and also download google maps without incurring in ATT charges. I can connect to the Internet when I in a hotspot. But Google maps seem to be in cahoots with ATT because it asks me to turn on the data stream. if I do that, how do I know that I am NOT incurring ATT data charges ?
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All the Google apps require a BlackBerry Data Plan. They will not work without one.
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ATT will eventually add a blackberry data plan to your account when they sweep their system of IMEI numbers.
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OK. Thanks.
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Even then, I am trying to connect to a WiFi hot spot, and the BB finds the service, but then returns a message saying " unable to allocate IP address" which makes me to suspect than some of the parameters for TCP/IP are wrong.
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ATT requires you to have a BB data plan before it will push the WiFi service book to the device. Won't connect without it.
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OK, Thanks
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Question Re: wifi, gps and no data plan BB 8820

First of all, let me apologize for being so insistent. But my understanding is that, if I am in a place with no ATT coverage but with Wifi, i could still use the cell to make or receive calls. From that, I gather that I could connect to the cell network, and my data plan would not play a role. Am I missing something here ?
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If you have no cell signal, you can't make a cell call. Read post #6.
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thanks for the info
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