Originally Posted by Midnightdraven
If it says Not connected next to BIS, you dont have data.
One of two things: you dont have a data plan (which you seem to)
or STC had data problems
I have 4 other people here where I live, we all have BB8900's, 3 of the 4 were bought in Saudi Arabia, and mine is from the US.
All 4 phones indicate that BIS is "not connected", however, BB MEssenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, MSN, and FB (v1.6), and the Jawal Browser are all operational.
Any 3rd party app, like App World, BB Maps, Operah Mini, etc etc are non operational and say you aren't connected.
Now, turn off cell network on the phone and use just Wifi (with non-censored internet through Orbit), all apps work (like app world), but still v1.7 still won't work.
I've had my BB since April here, and have always had this problem.
I'm pretty certain, it is down to the KSA Firewall that censors internet use.
*shrugs* I just want FB App 1.6 back, but it would be nice for all apps to work.