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Old 11-24-2009, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can surf the web using wi-fi without a blackberry data plan, but most applications require a blackberry data plan.
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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?!
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you NEED a blackberry data plan and then it will use wi-fi.
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Originally Posted by MidnightDraven View Post
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.
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hey guys, thank you for your input, greatly appreciate it !
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