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Old 05-10-2009, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am going to the states very soon, and do not want any data charges or anything, so i did a search and i set the gps and data services both to"off when roaming" so just to make sure when i set it to that it will not use any data.

Are there any other things that i should change be4 i get a huge bill?

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Old 05-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just disabling the network connection should do it. GPS does not use data.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That should do the trick. If you're lucky, you'll be able to get all your e-mail messages, and even use Blackberry IM, through a wi-fi connection. I found I was able to find and 'connect' to various open wi-fi networks, but only rarely did I get the all-important green 'check' opposite the wi-fi line in 'manage connections'. I still haven't found out if I have a faulty 8900, but I find it extremely difficult to get this green check when I am roaming, and so very difficult to get my e-mail messages. I do know that I'm not alone, and I've seen several contributions on the forum about this, but no solution -- so don't be surprised if you can't get connected to wi-fi. Maybe there'll be a software update that addresses the issue soon... Bon voyage!
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but wont disabling network connection disable the use of call making/receiving?
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Do you mean network connections or data services? I am interested in knowing how best to use the device while roaming.

I have an unlocked phone. Can I also just buy a local sim and use the blackberry like a normal phone (without edge data) while away on vacation? And maybe surf the web a little through wifi or something.
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i would like to know more about this as well.
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turn data services off, u will still have your telephone service this will only shut GPRS/3G off.
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