Originally Posted by SciFi08
Was going to buy 8120. TMO reps told me in the store and on the phone that I CAN NOT browse internet using free wi-fi networks w/o data plan and that I need special "feauture". Some of the people here claim that it is possible. Hope this isseu will be resolved soon but dont understand why t-mobile reps are lying...
You can use an open HotSpot to browse the Internet via the Wi-Fi browser. As for the "issue to be resolved" that would be you paying $20 a month for unlimited data.
I don't think the reps are going out of there way to lie to people. They are told what is needed to make the device work as intended not how to teach people how to get around things and piece things together and create unreliabilty to save a few bucks.
Also the special feature is called the "BlackBerry Feature Enabler" simply call customer care and ask for it, it is free.