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Can anyone help me.
I have a Blackberrry Torch, and visiting the US from Canada and have a ATT SIM card and am on a "GoPhone" account ... meaning for $2 a day i get unlimited phone calls within the US. (I have no data plan)
But when I check my account online I am getting charged seven or eight cents several times a day for something called GPRS .. its only seven or eight cents each time, but I dont know why its happening at all.
What is GPRS ... why am I being charged?

Is it anything to do with Wi_fi? I thought being in Wi-fi range meant there was no charge for anything?

Hope someone can clear up this confusion for me. ATT wasnt much help.
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Go into mobile network options and set data services to off. On a BlackBerry this will disable all data, including wifi, so you will need to turn it on when/if you want to use wifi.

I don't know what exactly is happening -- see what others say -- but your BlackBerry is making a data connection with the mobile network, and hence you are being charged.
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