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Old 04-15-2010, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i've got an aging 8100 that i really like. unfortunately my provider doesn't offer the small size BB as an upgrade so i'm sort of stuck with it.

my data plan is cheap at 6 euros/month for email (browsing is a lot extra but i'm not interested because of the speed and tiny screeen) but when i move out of my country they hit me with xxx8364;5 a day in western europe and xxx8364;10 a day in other countries. a month here, a month there, and ouch!

a solution is to turn off data when roaming but it kind of defeats the point.

i'm thinking; if i had wifi i could pick up free hotspots from time to time to check mail. i know i could do this on a storm etc. but the damn things are big and heavy.

is there a way of installing wifi on my 8100 or is it a hardware thing? (i know it's available on later models like the 8110.)
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can't add WiFi to an 8100.
(Or any BlackBerry without WiFi.)

Also, the 8110 doesn't have WiFi. The 8120 does.
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Agreed. The 8100 series and 8300 series only have one model with wifi. The new models almost all have wifi
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8300 series only have one model with wifi.
That's not correct. The 8320 and 8350 both have WiFi.
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pants.

may have to go the upgrade to the smallest available. can i get skype working or does it depend if my provider "allows" it?
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Skype Mobile is only available for Verizon Wireless subscribers at the moment.
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