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Old 12-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I have a little question. Can I use my BlackBerry Curve 8520 for browsing using just wifi, without gsm card or data plan from my provider?

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not likely. Most carriers now require you to have a BB dataplan which adds the WiFi service book allowing WiFi access.

If you could, you would only have limited Internet surfing capability, i.e. no Facebook, twitter, email, BBM, etc. And you would need Opera Mini installed as the browser.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont need Facebook, twitter, email, BBM, just using opera browser
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If the WiFi Service Books are present on the device, you might be able to browse the internet using Opera Mini. If the Service Books are not present, then you will not be able to browse the internet.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If the WiFi Service Books are present on the device, you might be able to browse the internet using Opera Mini. If the Service Books are not present, then you will not be able to browse the internet.
I can connect to wifi but browsing is not working if I put Data Services on, then I can browse, if is off the I cant browse.
When the Data Services is on and I connect to wifi the icon is white, if I put the Data Services to off then the icon become gray.

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Old 12-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not likely. Most carriers now require you to have a BB dataplan which adds the WiFi service book allowing WiFi access.

If you could, you would only have limited Internet surfing capability, i.e. no Facebook, twitter, email, BBM, etc. And you would need Opera Mini installed as the browser.
And why facebook, twitter client should not work? they need an internet connection which is wifi, why do I need a data plan for that?
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You need to have the data services on to use WiFi. WiFi is data. Since you have no SIM and no cell carrier, then you have no data coming via that route, it all goes via WiFi.

As for Facebook, twitter, email, etc., those require a BB data plan as they go through RIM's servers..
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I can connect to wifi but browsing is not working if I put Data Services on, then I can browse, if is off the I cant browse.
When the Data Services is on and I connect to wifi the icon is white, if I put the Data Services to off then the icon become gray.
Well, of course. If you turn data off, naturally, you will not be able to access data.

Data must be turned ON. You can select "OFF while roaming" if you wish, although it won't matter for you.

As noted above (multiple times) the Facebook and Twitter applications require an active BlackBerry Data Plan.
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If I'm home and I don't want to use my BB data plan I connect to wifi and they still go through bb servers and consume MB from my bb data plan? this is stupid? why did they put wifi on there mobile phones? its useless ...
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If you are connected to WiFi then data will go that way, not via the carrier's data network. But you must leave data services on.
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If you are connected to WiFi then data will go that way, not via the carrier's data network. But you must leave data services on.
Then why isn't my internet browsing working on wifi?
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Did you turn data services on?
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Did you turn data services on?
yes
and I have no bb data plan, it just expired a few days ago ..

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If the data plan is expired, then now you don't have the proper WiFI service books.
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If the data plan is expired, then now you don't have the proper WiFI service books.
Do you have a link or something about how to set the WIFI service books property?
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Have you been reading what we have posted? The only way to get the service books is to have a BB dataplan. No BB dataplan, no service books.

Maybe you need another device?
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