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Old 08-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I just got unlocked Blackberry Torch 9860 without AT&T blackberry data plan. The internet works great on Wi-Fi when I am connected to my router. When I go in the “Email Accounts Set up” to setup my Yahoo and gmail email accounts, I do not find the “Internet Email Account” application, just the Enterprise. Also when I go to “Messages” ==> Email Account Management, I get the message “Unable to open email setup application. Contact your wireless service provider”.

Looks like the personal email setup requires blackberry data plan, not just the wi-fi access.

My questions are:
Is there a way I can use email account setup with internet on Wi-Fi, and not wind up with any data plan? Do I need to add then remove a Blackberry data plan? Will the personal email accounts still work on wi-fi if I remove the data plan later?

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Looks like the personal email setup requires blackberry data plan, not just the wi-fi access.
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Is there a way I can use email account setup with internet on Wi-Fi, and not wind up with any data plan? Do I need to add then remove a Blackberry data plan? Will the personal email accounts still work on wi-fi if I remove the data plan later?
If you want e-mail, you need a data plan. If you remove the data plan, the e-mail will stop.

And - most important - AT&T periodically sweeps their network looking for BlackBerrys without BlackBerry Data Plans and will add it to your account.
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Thanks NJBlackBerry for your detailed reply. Looks like I need to get data plan if I want personal email setup on my BB. Thanks once again!
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Good luck and enjoy your BB.
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Shopping around for a different answer...
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Well I love BB and do not want to switch to iphone which I know works great with wi-fi without data plan. Honestly, I am looking for ways I can have email setup on my Torch without the data plan.
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You can't. And, as I said, if you use it on AT&T, they WILL add a Blackberry data plan on.
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Posting it all over the internet apparently.
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Got the same answer everywhere he went.

We all want something for nothing, but it doesn't work that way. Asking for push email without paying is like asking to drive on a toll road if you promise to stay on the shoulder: you'd still be getting something for free that someone else paid for.

If you stay home most of the day, maybe a tablet would be a better solution.
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Also, using an iPhone on AT&T will net you a forced data plan when they do their IMEI sweeps.
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Hello! With discussion on forums I have found out that a blackberry data plan is a must for push email services on BB torch. Thanks all for your replies!
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