From time to time (especially when abroad) I would like to use the Blackberry to receive and make phone calls only without receiving emails.
I understand that turning off "Wireless" will disable the ability to make and receive phone calls too.
And the 'phone only' profile seems not to disable receipt of emails.
If you are on BES can't you set the filter so that emails don't route to the BB? .... problem with this is you won't get the emails when you later decide to turn your BB on....possibly much better to turn off the new message alert through your profiles ... let the emails come in but don't sound a beep. This is VERY easy to do.
If you are on BIS you could stop email by changing the when filters do not apply at the top of the filter section to do not forward to handheld, however while this stops email reaching the device, you may still incur email roaming charges as my understanding is that because the BB checks to see if email is available this triggers the roaming charge? perhaps someone who works for a carrier could confirm but this is what I was told when I was trained on BB!
thanks for the responses. it is actually for my boss/CTO who doesn't want to pay roaming charges for email when he just wants to use it as a phone as he is abroad frequently.
He told me that turning wireless off actually disables the calls.
Seems to be strange functionality that you can't easily use the blackberry 7100 strictly as a phone at the click of a button...
You could also go into BlackBerry Manager, open the properties of the user, on the redirection tab untick "redirect incoming messages to users handheld", but I see what you mean that you should be able to do it from the device itself.
I thought the option I gave you would switch of the delivery of emails, but I just tested it out myself and I still got emails sent to my device.
Can someone tell me what the option does?