Originally Posted by hrbuckley
The white icon means the blackberry is connected to RIM infrastructure via Wi-Fi, gray means it isn't. When it is white, any BIS or BES communications that would ordinarily go via your provider (Bell), go by Wi-Fi and the internet.
Nice simple explanation - thanks.
I've tried turning off the mobile network when the WiFi is white and I can't get phone calls, so I assume voice doesn't go thru WiFi? Or does it under some circumstances? I'm with ATT on a BES thru my company. Running 22.214.171.1244 because my company will give me 7 kinds of crap for screwing up the phone with an "unofficial OS".