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Old 08-09-2008, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a proud new owner of a Blackberry 8320 w/ T-Mobile. I am connecting through wifi because I choose not to have the Data plan with T-Mobile, and wifi is readily available to most places I travel. I have a couple of email addresses through AOL and it seems that everytime I turn around it will not let me connect to AOL's website. It says "Unable to find the requested server."

So I downloaded Opera Mini 4 and let it test the connection with WiFi on. Is there a possibility that Opera is still trying to use T-Mobile data connection or is it only using WiFi. I don't want to have outrageous charges using T-Mobiles data. Does anyone else use Opera instead of BB? Oh and it connects to AOL like a dream!
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's amazing what some people will do to avoid paying $19.99 for an unlimited data plan
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So I downloaded Opera Mini 4 and let it test the connection with WiFi on. Is there a possibility that Opera is still trying to use T-Mobile data connection or is it only using WiFi. I don't want to have outrageous charges using T-Mobiles data. Does anyone else use Opera instead of BB? Oh and it connects to AOL like a dream!
I don't think it'll allow you to do kind of a "pay by use" data if you are not signed up for a data plan. If in doubt, try turning off the wifi and see if Opera Mini works.

There are a few threads on what is possible over wifi without a data plan. One really long one is this:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/wifi...-can-t-do.html
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Pay T Mobile the $5.99 a month for generic data and use it also when away from WiFi.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I didn't think you could use Opera Mini WITHOUT a data plan. I tried that and Opera Mini didn't work for me. Went back to the website and the disclaimer tells you that you need a data plan in order for MIni to work.
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ok, i've had my blackberry curve 8320 since christmas, and began using opera mini about 2 months ago. it works perfectly fine with just about every site. and the best thing is, i dont have a data plan, i just use wifi, and the internet works fine for me, so you should have no problems. i was just wondering if i paid 5.99 for the internet from tmobile, can i still use opera mini to browse the web with full pages, because opera mini always renders the full page as it would look on a computer?
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