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prsche911 11-24-2009 01:01 AM

Cannot use gchat via Wifi !!! :(
Hi everybody, i hope someone out there can help me with my problem, i just got a new BB 8900 (Unlocked/tmobile) from a relative in the US. i have not yet signed up with the local provider for blackberry service, but i was playin around with it via wifi, and it connected to my router and i can use the BB Browser to surf the web and all, but when i connect to gChat, it says data service unavailable?!

can anyone please help! really lookin forward to some helpful tips tht will eventually help solve my problem!

thank you

MidnightDraven 11-24-2009 06:47 AM

You can surf the web using wi-fi without a blackberry data plan, but most applications require a blackberry data plan.

prsche911 11-24-2009 11:25 AM

yes, but the person i got it from also has an 8900, and they said it works via wifi, and he also called TMO Blackberry dept., and they said it should work....

should i do an firmware update?!

MidnightDraven 11-24-2009 01:14 PM

you NEED a blackberry data plan and then it will use wi-fi.

davidandrew 11-24-2009 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by MidnightDraven (Post 1514447)
you NEED a blackberry data plan and then it will use wi-fi.

Blackberry Data Plan > Gchat [Enabled through the BIS] > Wi-Fi (Gchat can then travel through the Wi-Fi connection)

Gchat is Enabled/Useable only with a Blackberry Data Plan, once enabled, you can use your Wi-Fi connection to boost (or use without an network connection) your applications.
A little more clarity, though I don't see how I can make it much more clear than Midnight did, but i tried.

prsche911 11-25-2009 09:04 AM

hey guys, thank you for your input, greatly appreciate it !

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