Originally Posted by KIGY
No sir,I do not use up all kinds of kb's playing with my new toy.My question is how come I am able to use the browser/MediaNet if I didn't sign up for a data plan and how come the MediaNet icon is there now and it wasn't before?As you can see I am a new member and each time I get a new "toy" I do a research on it and upgrade if possible.My understanding was,after reading some posts,that IF ONE DOESN'T HAVE A DATA PLAN with AT&T or other,will not have the browser/MediaNet icon on the BB 8100 and CAN NOT use email or other web related features and that was my case also.But it all changed after I installed the iPhone Theme
on the BB 8100.Previously,I installed the new TMO OS,ColorPearl and SoftReset applications but I DIDN'T HAVE THE MediaNet there.IT HAPPENED AFTER iPhone Theme installation.THANK YOU !!!
OK... I'll try to put this simply for you.
You did not do enough research before you bought your new "toy".
Without a BlackBerry Data Plan, you can still use the MediaNet WAP browser, or a third-party web browser (such as Opera Mini).
You will be billed for data usage on a "pay as you go" basis if you don't have any data plans provisioned on your account.
The more kilobytes of data you use, the more you pay.
For some Blackberry devices (8100 included) and for some providers, you don't need a BlackBerry Data Plan for web browsing if you have properly configured APN settings on your BlackBerry... which you apparently do have.