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Old 06-08-2008, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im going to get a blackberry 8100, but theres a few things i need to know about it first.

1. do i need to be on a special vodafone/blackberry plan to get access to wifi?

2. if so how much will it cost me?

i want to stay on telstra but ive been told it will cost me to use wifi. also can i download microsoft word and stuff for it too?

Is the pearl 8100 a reliable phone, any faults or anything to it?

im so confused i just need some help.

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Not sure about your first 2 questions, but as far as the pearl goes it is a solid device. I have had no problem at all with mine.
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1. The 8100 does not have WiFi. The 8120 does. You don't need a special plan to access WiFi, you need a wireless signal, like at a hotspot or your home wireless router.
2. Whatever you pay, will be the cost. It varies.
3. You can't download MS Word, but there is a BB version called eWord, costs $$s.
4. The 8100 is quite a reliable device.
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1. Yes, you need a Blackberry Data plan in order to get email, internet, etc.
2. Not sure...check with your carrier.
3. The 8100 doesn't have wifi. The 8120 does.
4. No microsoft Word. Word docs can be viewed as email attachments only.
5. Yes, the pearl is a very reliable phone.
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i am buying the phone off a friend, he has had it a month but has decided to get a different phone. could i have possible messed up the model? i know for sure it has wifi and goodle maps. what model did i confuse it with? i do know its a pearl. he had said to me at the start it may have been a 8110.
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**merging this post back to the original thread**

Your question is answered here. 8100 has no WiFi, 8120 does.
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Your question is answered here. 8100 has no WiFi, 8120 does.
i checked the book and it is an 8100. it has the links for wifi so why wouldn't it be supported?
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If it's an 8100, I can 100% guarantee you that it doesn't have wifi. Only the 8120, 8820, and 8320 have wifi.
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Sparky, I don't know what you mean "it has the links for Wifi"?
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it has it in the application menu so it has to be on there
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Then you have an 8120.

What is the remaining question?
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What application Menu are you referring to?
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i dont have an 8120.... okay? its an 8100. i am positive now i checked the front of the users manual. it has a link in the application menu for wifi, it says, turn wifi on? so it has to be on there.
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The application menu with the WiFi links, of course.
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Make your mind up, sparky.

The 8100 does NOT have WiFi. You can't convince us otherwise. We have insider knowledge about the 8100.

The 8120 does HAVE Wifi.
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like the regular menu where contacts and messages and stuff are. its in there along with google maps.
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Something is not right. The 8100 does NOT have wifi. ONLY the 8120. There is no wifi on the 8100. If you have wifi and you can turn on wifi then you have an 8120.
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like the regular menu where contacts and messages and stuff are. its in there along with google maps.
So, being a little less vague, would you tell us what the link says? Does it say "WiFi" or what? And what happens when you click on it?
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Sparky, look in Options >About. It should say what kind of device it is in there.
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could it have been downloaded onto there? because it is DEFINATELY an 8100 and it DEFINATELY has wifi don't tell me it doesn't cos i've held this phone AND the istruction manual
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