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Old 05-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a blackberry 9700 with BIS. i have no problem with the phone everything works great.
except
i travel a lot,and my local provider advised me to turn the Data service off while roaming because i wud end up with hefty bills.
at the time ,i thought it wud b no problem,as i can use the wifi to connect to the net.However it seems that if I turn dataservice off,i lose also my internet connection.
i am not interested in receiving push email on my device,while abroad, but wud be gr8 if i could access msn and facebook applications.

appreciate if you cud advise if this is true or if there are any workarounds

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Old 05-10-2010, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's no way around this other than to disable the data on the carriers end...
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With AT&T, I sign up for an international data roaming package (I think about $20 for 20 megs) when I am going abroad and cancel it when I return. This seems to do the job.
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but this is so strange!!
why have wifi on fone,when one can still get same fuction with BIS,when u cannot use wifi without BIS!!!
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but this is so strange!!
why have wifi on fone,when one can still get same fuction with BIS,when u cannot use wifi without BIS!!!
Because the service providers are in business to make money. Wifi is free (or, at minimum, it doens't make money for them- the service providers)...
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agreed
so why put wifi on the fone!! just say it does not support it
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Because if you aren't roaming, you can use wi-fi and not be charged a thing!
Faster connection etc.
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