BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Model: 8520
OS: 5.0
Carrier: Digitel
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default email and wifi

Please Login to Remove!

Hey guys, how are you ? I'm new here, and I have a question:

I have a BB 8520 with an active BIS data plan (I live in Venezuela, and my carrier is Digitel), and everything works perfect (email, BBM, browser, UberSocial). Next week I'm going on vacation to the USA, and I won't be able to connect to my carrier or other mobile carrier (roaming service is so expensive here), so I'll be using hotel's wifi. My question is if I'll be able to send and receive email using that wifi connection.

I've found mixed answers to this (some people say I can't use email if I'm not connected directly with my carrier, while some people say it will work fine), so I decided to ask it here

Thanks in advance

Old 07-31-2012, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dubdub's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 783 Times in 743 Posts
Default Re: email and wifi

In a perfect world, the answer is yes, they will all work. WiFi has priority when it comes to data. Do not turn off mobile data however.

However, not all WiFi is created equal, so the best answer I can give is all should work, but you won't know until you try it.
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
The Following User Says Thank You to Dubdub For This Useful Post:
danielitox (07-31-2012)
Old 08-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: Class
OS: 10.3.1
PIN: 3324918D
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,055
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 311 Times in 296 Posts
Default Re: email and wifi

This may be an Apple/Oranges thing, but on a recent trip to Canada I turned off CELLULAR DATA and relied on WiFi only on my iPhone. Worked perfectly for email and web browsing. I just went ahead and paid the roaming rates for voice calls as I made so few of them.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads for: email and wifi
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wifi and Email NetSkay WiFi HotZone 5 07-22-2010 08:18 AM
Problem with Wifi / Email After Update liamgulwell General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 2 12-14-2009 01:49 PM
Info on email: email over wifi, imap, etc Garfield123 General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 5 06-25-2009 09:09 AM
Email over WIFI on BES sniffs BES Admin Corner 5 06-05-2008 07:51 AM

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.