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Old 06-08-2010, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am new here. I searched already for my question but didn't find an answer but got more confused.
I am living in Seychelles (carrier Airtel) and having a BB Bold 9700. I am having a BB dataplan with only 3 MB monthly included. I am using my BB mainly for Push mail.
Before I got my BB dataplan I set up Wifi and used my Wifi at home without any problems (I mean Wifi is switched on and working). My question is, does my BB use automatically Wifi when I get home to receive push mail or is this still connected to my data plan?
I read about UMA but I think that is not my question as UMA supports voice as well but I want only to get push mails at home through Wifi without using my poorly 3 MB dataplan.

Can anybody help?

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My 9700 does not. I need to manually change my settings to select my hotspot as opposed to my BB Browser. Then when I leave I change it. But I usually only change it if I'm going to do downloads as my BES service is unlimited data transfer so it doesn't affect me much just my d/l speeds are better over my broadband connection. But they give you 3 megs? Seriously... that is less than a mp3.. it's rediculous. do not know how to get it to connect to your wifi automatically, that would be helpful for when I get home. Don't know if anyone here knows how to.

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You are right 3 MB is a joke. Any additional Mb will be charged. So I need to be careful. How do you change to your hotspot ? Are you than in wifi and still receive pushmail? Sorry I am still new to this. So at least I can do it manually until anybody has a better solution.

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Well I just change change the browser setting as I only for browsing and downloading as it seems to affect by BBstore and applications when changing that setting.

Settings > Advanced Options > Browser > Default Browser Configuration

Don't know if that will affect the Mail push though. That might still go over GSM. I would advise you speak to your carrier about that.

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My 9700 sure seems to change to WIFI when it is available. Services Status under BIS and BES currently shows WIFI when I am in the office. Then it changes to mobile network when I leave.
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My 9700 sure seems to change to WIFI when it is available. Services Status under BIS and BES currently shows WIFI when I am in the office. Then it changes to mobile network when I leave.
New to the 9700, but mine does the same. Never had to change any setting.
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New to the 9700, but mine does the same. Never had to change any setting.
Right . . . I think it is in WiFi preferences. Choose WiFi over Mobile network if available.
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Ok. I will check the settings if they change when I am back in my wifi zone.
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Right . . . I think it is in WiFi preferences. Choose WiFi over Mobile network if available.
This is only available on the BB's that have UMA.
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This is only available on the BB's that have UMA.
Yup, I don't have that option. Under my wifi settings i only have "Prompt for manual connections" and "Enable single profile scanning"
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You should be able to see it switch when it's working - the WiFi logo on the BB's home page will turn from grey to white when it's all working over WiFi - and that includes your push email. WiFi connections are polled (to save power) so it can takle time (maybe a minute or two?) to flip over when WiFi is in range.

You can test this by switching OFF your 2G/3G/xx connection (or take the SIM out I think), and you'll still get mail when WiFi is active
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