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Old 10-22-2007, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a new BB user. 8320 with T-Mobile with the "email only" plan.

When I first downloaded Google Maps, it didn't work over Wifi. I kept adjusting the settings and got it to work (sadly, I don't recall what I did, but it DID work, I promise).

However, shortly after that (like the next day) it stopped working again.

When I launch Google Maps, the blue data transfer arrows light up solid for about 5 seconds, then go off and sporadically light. However no data ever flows.

Can anyone else use Google Maps over Wifi?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the group.

Have you looked at this thread http://www.blackberryforums.com/wifi...tml#post699283
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Thanks, that was helpful.

I phoned T-mobile to ask for the service.

You CANNOT have the BB Feature Enabler if you have any BB plan (as mentioned, I have the email only plan).

Seems an easy thing for the software vendors to connect via any TCP connection instead of only Edge. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the issue.
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Plus, I still can't imagine what changed in my settings that allowed Google Maps to work one day, then stop. It's possible the day it worked was the first day I had the device. Perhaps my account got "updated" overnight.
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I would like to know the answer to this....would like to get Google apps working on my wifi with no data plan!
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Theoretically, the info at this post should work.

The free "BlackBerry Feature Enabler" can be used if you have NO data plan (according to the T-mobile tech I spoke with).

Based on her limited explanation, I think it allows you to use the GPRS service instead of Edge... but I could be wrong.
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