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Old 12-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dose anyone know if the there is a wi-fi for the Storm from Verison, someone told me that they have it on and it works!!
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I call BS...there is no wifi in the vwz storm..
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No Verizon BlackBerrys have WiFi. That would include the Storm.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No Storm (both 9500 & 9530) have wifi.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there any reason why BB doesnt put WiFi in their phones? Because like at my school in class I do not have service but there is WiFi so Im out of luck when it comes to checking my email or going online.
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I've never seen a use for wifi myself, but I am guessing it could be handy.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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BB does put WiFi in their phones, but not in all of them.

Blackberries with WiFi:

8120 - Pearl
8220 - Pearl Flip
8320 - Curve
8900 - new Curve
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9000 - Bold

I may have missed few models.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've never seen a use for wifi myself, but I am guessing it could be handy.
If you are in an area of poor mobile coverage, but WiFi, your phone (on T-Mobile) and data will still work with WiFi. It's great.
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Is there any reason why BB doesnt put WiFi in their phones? Because like at my school in class I do not have service but there is WiFi so Im out of luck when it comes to checking my email or going online.
Verizon doesn't put WiFi on the Verizon branded BlackBerrys....
If they can't control the connection, they won't do it!
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Verizon will not use wi-fi because they would make less money if you do not have to use there data plan!
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If it is
Just verizon that doesn't
Allow the wi fi does the 9500
Have wifi?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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don't they make sd cards that pick up wifi? i don't have use for wifi myself, but for someone who really need it, might be an option. you'd have to live without your 8 (or 16) gigs of mem though.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Verizon can still require a charge for a data plan, and have put Wi-Fi on the phone and still not lose money. I am guessing they don't want to deal with the technical support because they don't have control over the wireless network you might be connecting to.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Its not a money thing. Just like the iPhone, the Storm could have wifi and still charge for data. The VZW Omnia has wifi and requires a minimum Data plan (29.99 unlimited, non corporate), but the Storm has 6 network bands. Also, BB did not want the same drop issues found in the BOLD and iPhone to happen. So they left the wifi and also left it out of the 9500 to ensure people didn't go and buy unlocked 9500 and roll them to ATT.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I think I read somewhere that RIM decided not to put WiFi on the Storm because it wasted too much battery battery power. Don't quote me on that though.
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