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Old 05-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me please how i can find out if i am connecting to the Internet via a wireless connection or paying for it on my phone.

Also does anyone know how i can change the setting so my phone searches for new emails more regular.
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Not sure how to answer your first question. If you have data services enabled in options, it is possible you are communicating with your carrier's data network, if it is only the device telling the network that it is on and where it is at. You need to talk to your carrier.

Regarding email, the blackberry does not pull email from a mail server. The blackberry server pushes email to the device.
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Ok thanks.

Does anyone else know how i can make sure my Blackberry is connecting to my wireless home device instead of my carrier.
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when your browsing?
Press U in the browser to toggle the top bar, it will show what connection its using.
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Ok thanks.

Does anyone else know how i can make sure my Blackberry is connecting to my wireless home device instead of my carrier.


Look in options, mobile network on the device. See if there is a way to force or set a preference for wifi over wireless. On UMA devices like the T-Mobile USA 9700, the user can set wifi-only, but I understand that is UMA devices only. I believe with the proper setting your device will prefer wifi over wireless, but I don't know the setting.

Also, if you look at the icons on the screen, if you see GSM, you are only conntected to the voice network. But if you see any of the data connection icons instead of the wifi icon, then you are connected to a data network and possibly subject to being charged. (Be aware that you may be charged for data transmitted and received over the wifi network. Or maybe not. That is why I say talk to your carrier.)

For information on the icons, see the following:

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when your browsing?
Press U in the browser to toggle the top bar, it will show what connection its using.
Thanks so much.
Ive just done that and in the top right it has a symbol of a padlock unlocked and to the right of that it says WiFi, so is that deffinitly wireless connection?

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It is coonected to wifi at that time when you see the wifi symbol.
Here is a tip: When you are on a screen, say in options, and you open the menu and select help, the device will open the help page for the screen you are looking at.
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It is coonected to wifi at that time when you see the wifi symbol.
Here is a tip: When you are on a screen, say in options, and you open the menu and select help, the device will open the help page for the screen you are looking at.
Cool tip, cheers for that mate.
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