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Old 06-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all . i got a blackberry 8520 unlocked without any data plan. I can connect to internet using wifi but i wonder if i can ping any other blackberry user over wifi connection ? Or BlackBerry data plan is MUST in order to Ping another blackberry user ? I be happy if you guys explain how to ping over wifi .Thanks
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a data plan to use BBM. Period.
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Thanks for your reply.May i know why blackberry has this limitation ?
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Because bbm goes thru rim's servers. And if you don't pay for the blackberry plan, they don't want u using their servers.
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So you mean my phone internet service provider pays to RIM when i subscribe to blackberry data plan ?
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Thats why it costs extra.
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whaaaaaat ??
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