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Old 08-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi , i just purchased this phone. Although never used BB before, so i am new to it. the phone is not here yet but i just found out it has no 3g support. Now i will use 3 on it. Does this mean when i am out in an area where there is no wi fi i will not be able to talk to my mates on BBM? was the reason i got it really. kinda pointless really if it has no 3g and you cannot browse / chat to you're mates. As i am someone who also needs to check on football scores too lol.

Please clear for this for me. As i can just ask for a refund and purchase another phone with 3g, if anyone can recommend a good BB phone.

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You need a *blackberry* data plan on your account to use BBM.
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You need a *blackberry* data plan on your account to use BBM.
I have add on with 3 network. unlimited internet is that not what it needs?
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You need a *blackberry* data plan on your account to use BBM.
I have add on with 3 network. unlimited internet is that not what it needs? it's on contract aswell.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry for double post, internet went slow here thought first one did not post lol.
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Contact 3 and ask about the BlackBerry Data add-on; it is not the same as an unlimited Internet plan.
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Contact 3 and ask about the BlackBerry Data add-on; it is not the same as an unlimited Internet plan.
Spot on. they charge 5 a month for BB data plan. so even if the phone does have 3g. with this add on even if you are out of wi fi range you can use stuff like facebook , bbm and stuff correct?

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Old 08-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi guys. i got this Blackberry 8900. seeing i have made a thread for it so might aswell ask here. i topped up 10 02 voucher. 5 have been taken from them. I do see edge on top right hand corner. 02 instructions did say if you see that you are good to go. And i even followed this:

Options, then Advanced Options, then Host Routing Table, then press the Menu key and press Register Now.

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Options, then Device, then Advanced System Settings, then Host Routing Table, then press the Menu key and press Register Now.

If this does not work for you, take the battery out of your BlackBerry (whilst it is still turned on), wait 30 seconds, and then put the battery back in and turn the BlackBerry on.



But still not internet yet. suppose it will still take 24 hours as i only did it like 4pm (18th August) just concerned that they said once you see edge you are good to go. suppose not always, New to BB so sorry about this.
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Also i get this error when i start up. something like Uncaught Exception Error. is there a way i can fix this too?
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Hi guys. i got this Blackberry 8900. seeing i have made a thread for it so might aswell ask here. i topped up 10 02 voucher. 5 have been taken from them. I do see edge on top right hand corner. 02 instructions did say if you see that you are good to go.
edge or EDGE?

See this for differences > KB02334-Network status indicators from the GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G networks
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it's edge. trying the instructions given. so will let you know, until then do you knoq why i am getting this error once phone is booted? i type in my password and i see unexpect exceptions with number like 4>4, looked on forums i just dunno what do do. really annoying!
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You are going to have to get a BlackBerry data plan to get EDGE and also reload the software on the 8900 to get rid of the uncaught exception. See the top of the BlackBerry 8900 device specific forum with detailed instructions.
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Mate i topped 10 earlier. and they took out 5 lol. said give it 24 hrs at times can be sooner. its not 24 hours yet we are long way of it. But i mean i dunno when EDGE will pop up. or will it ever pop up? hahah
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You are going to have to get a BlackBerry data plan to get EDGE and also reload the software on the 8900 to get rid of the uncaught exception. See the top of the BlackBerry 8900 device specific forum with detailed instructions.
Hmm i think i did it. removed vermal.xml from apploader. Then clicked on Loader i mean it never took 45 minutes to do it seeing i had less files. and my phone only showed images of the phone and computer. So not sure really. unless i can check? still see the same unexpect exception error. so i suppose i done it all wrong.

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You can use BBM on EDGE or even GPRS (if it's in capital letters). BBM is very efficient as far as data usage.
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You can use BBM on EDGE or even GPRS (if it's in capital letters). BBM is very efficient as far as data usage.
i have it as edge. im just updating to 1768 software. as i said 02 have taken 5 i just hope it works in next few hours. i was told i need edge in full caps...really confused.
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Full caps means you have a data connection. Lower-case means you're not in an area with a signal that supports data.
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Full caps means you have a data connection. Lower-case means you're not in an area with a signal that supports data.
My area is good for signals. My sister has Storm 2 and she has signal, maybe when 24 hours close in something might happens. damn hate all this troubles.
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Call 3 again before they close and make sure they put the right plan on the account.
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Call 3 again before they close and make sure they put the right plan on the account.
With 02 mate. they are looking at it, do you think it is my handset? i mean i can use facebook just not bbm and browser. can even make calls , receive , and sent texts. so surely it aint my phone is it?
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