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Hey, am I right in thinking I need to sort this host routing table thing out before I can connect to the internet on my blackberry?
I go to Options > Advanced Options > Host Routing Table

It says '* No Entries *'

I then click the menu button and press 'Register Now'

It then says 'Registration message queued. It will be sent once data coverage is available.'

Then nothing happens... Can anyone tell me how to get the registration message?

I've tried looking but can't find out what to do...
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You need a blackberry data plan on your account.
Only then will you get entries in the host routing table.
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Yup, when i paid for the contract, it said 'Unlimited data service' which i guess is the same thing...

So thats not the problem, what is?

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Unlimited data service is not the same thing as a blackberry data plan.
Call Virgin mobile and ask that "Blackberry Internet Service" be added to your account.
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I can get on the internet on my Blackberry so does that mean I have the BIS?
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I try to go to the BIS website for virgin mobile... But I have to create an account on there, and it says This blackberry device is not registered with your wireless service provider...

To register I need to do that host routing thing... So it is kind of like a big circle that I cannot enter to sort it out...
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That's because its not registered, its not registered because there are no entries in the Host Routing Table.
To get entries in the Host Routing Table you need BIS on your account.

Call Virgin and ask that "blackberry Internet Service" be added to your account.
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Oh thank god... the thing at the top right changed from GSM to gprs and now, the registration message has been sent! So I guess thats it?
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But still cant register on that site, despite the HRT message being sent...
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No.
gprs = NO data.
There are no entries in the host routing table. Because you do NOT have Blackberry Internet Service on your account.

I'm not sure how many ways I can say this before you actually understand.
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Oh thank god... the thing at the top right changed from GSM to gprs and now, the registration message has been sent! So I guess thats it?
No, that's not it. gprs means you DON'T have the plan that has been suggested to you.
When it says GPRS, then you should be good.

To get GPRS, you need a BlackBerry Data Plan. (BIS, Blackberry Internet Service)
It's been suggested several times already, but since you seem to be ignoring her, I'll give it a shot.
Call your carrier. Ask them to add a Blackberry data package.
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Well im not ignoring, I just thought it was inclusive in the package...
I take it this Blackberry data plan costs?
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I take it this Blackberry data plan costs?
Yes, it does.
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Well im not ignoring, I just thought it was inclusive in the package...

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Unlimited data service is not the same thing as a blackberry data plan
At the second post I made told you it was not.
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What exactly can I do with the plan?

This is like the first new phone I have had in years and it is all very confusing since then ha, sorry for being a fool :P
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You can register for a BIS account which then gives you push email, ability to use Blackberry messenger, facebook app, blackberry maps, almost all the IM apps (aim, yahoo, gtalk, msn), and other apps that require a blackberry data plan, including Blackberry App World.
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