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Old 10-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so prior to upgrading to the 8520, I owned an 8320. I was able to surf the web via wifi, via blackberry browser.

I just received my new 8520 and am extremely frustrated with thte fact that I don't have a blackberry browser option and tmobile has only made web2go available, which requires me to purchase a data plan from them.

I just want to surf the web when i'm in wifi areas. I tried configuring it to "hotspot" instead of web2go, it did nothing. I keep getting a page asking me to subscribe to the data plan service. I don't want tp hear people telling me oh how cheap a data plan is and oh how I should just get one because blah blah blah. No. When there is an open wifi connection, I should be able to use it with my wifi enabled phone without having to pay an extra $20-$40/mo.

So if there is a way to bypass this data plan block, please let me know.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You didn't need to post a new thread.
I've answered this in the other thread
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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didn't see ya there midnight raven....thanks, i'm gonna try the opera mini suggestion...i hope it works then
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opera mini does not support the 8520 series
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it WILL work, they just havent updated their supported list.
It doesnt list the Bold (i think) and it works on that.
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I have both Opera Mini and Bolt browsers on my phone and i find the Bolt browser the easiest and quickest. Still holding out for Skyfire whenever that comes out...

Might also be worth a go to update the OS version on your device - i had a few niggles with Wi-Fi when i first switched it on yet after a software update all is well!
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