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Old 05-17-2010, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 8820 Wi-Fi access help

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I am a new owner of a model 8820, unlocked & version 4.5.0.182. My service is T-Mobile, Pay as You Go plan. No data plan.

I have a problem with some apps and web access. I have the BB set up correctly for Wi-Fi. Some apps like The Weather Channel access data just fine. Iím not sure how it gets data as it works in areas with no Wi-Fi coverage.

Other apps like CNN will not work. Most apps seem to require the data plan. I understand that but why canít Wi-Fi be the default for data access? Simply put, if there is no Wi-Fi, I donít need the data.

I also canít seem to get GPS to function on this BB. I have an external Bluetooth GPS unit that pairs up fine. However, the apps cannot connect when requested.

What am I missing here? My settings Ďseemí to check okay but there must be more. Any helpful ideas?

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackberries require a BLACKBERRY data plan to function correctly.
This applies to alot of applications also.
They simply won't function without the data plan, regardless of whether or not you have wi-fi.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A BB isn't like a normal PDA or smartphone. It requires a BB data plan and the proper service books from your carrier and from RIM to function properly.

Check out our FAQ for two articles, one using the BB with a generic data plan and the other on What do you need a data plan for.
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