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Old 03-07-2006, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First of all, good day everybody.
I was looking for some info in the forum but didn't find anything related to my question.
So I need your help about one easy question.
I have a blackberry 7100r and I'd need to use it without "push" tecnology. Actually I need just to know if there's a software I can install to get connect with my mobile operator and download my mail, like a normal pda. You think if is this possible?

I hope to be clear in my question.

Thank you very much to whoever will answer to me.

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Old 03-07-2006, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A BlackBerry will not do email without paying a service provider for BlackBerry service. Without a BlackBerry plan you can use it for a cell phone with PDA functions, example Calendar, Contacts, etc. with wired sync. but no email.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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any secondary addresses that you set up in your BWC will be pulled, not pushed. the only email you will receive pushed is the email that you have sent to your BWC address. Average time for pulled email to arrive is anywhere between 5 -15 mins. However, I notice that my 8700c is quicker than that.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You could use GMAIL Mobile to do it.

If you don't set up BES and don't set a POP3 address on the web client, as well as don't give anyone your Blackberry's native e-mail address you shouldn't receive any e-mails (push or pull.)

As mentioned, you'd still need a Blackberry plan from one of the wireless providers. But with the plan enabled you'd be able to use GMAIL Mobile to manually check your GMAIL account any time you wanted and only when you wanted.
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Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
So I guess I don't even have any chance to buy any software for that, right?
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Curious why you'd prefer "pull" functionality?

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First of all, good day everybody.
I was looking for some info in the forum but didn't find anything related to my question.
So I need your help about one easy question.
I have a blackberry 7100r and I'd need to use it without "push" tecnology. Actually I need just to know if there's a software I can install to get connect with my mobile operator and download my mail, like a normal pda. You think if is this possible?

I hope to be clear in my question.

Thank you very much to whoever will answer to me.

Best regards
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Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
So I guess I don't even have any chance to buy any software for that, right?
I'm not sure I follow.....

Do you mean is there no software that allows you to check e-mail without a Blackberry plan? The answer to that is yes.

If you have a Blackberry plan you can buy software like GMAIL Mobile and use it to download mail.
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You would just be better to check on your browser (as Lgreenberg suggested) or set a secondary address in your BWC (as I suggested)
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Ok, I explain you why I need this option.
Unfortunately I bought my blackberry 7100r in Germany, brand TMobile, but now I moved to Italy and don't use my Tmobile account anymore.
So I contacted TIM (Italian provider) but they told me there's no chance to activate a new account because they just use te blackberry with brand TIM.
So, I don't obviuously want to stop using my blackberry for this reason and thought was a good solution to check my mail using pop3 without push tecnology.
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You could use GMAIL Mobile to do it.

If you don't set up BES and don't set a POP3 address on the web client, as well as don't give anyone your Blackberry's native e-mail address you shouldn't receive any e-mails (push or pull.)

As mentioned, you'd still need a Blackberry plan from one of the wireless providers. But with the plan enabled you'd be able to use GMAIL Mobile to manually check your GMAIL account any time you wanted and only when you wanted.
And this can work even witout any kind of other account?
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your old blackberry is probably locked and will not accept any type of service, voice calls, emails, web, nothing. You would need to have it unlocked first (provided that it is locked). Then if TIM uses sim cards, you might be in luck. Then you could look in to email options. But my first advice is to seek in to getting it unlocked. Your service provider may be able to help.
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And this can work even witout any kind of other account?
No, again you will need a Blackberry data account to access any internet based service.
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Hallo everybody,

it's me again.
My last question! Promise......well, maybe....

I've got in touch with TIM (Italian Provider) and they told me there's no chance to get connected with that.
So now I can use my blackberry just as a palm pc without any mail service.

Do you know if I can just de-activate the mail service in order I don't have on my screen the "Data Connection Refused" tag anymore? That's because it's on the mobile company logo and I don't know what kind of company I'm using.... Instead of having TIM, T-Mobile, Vodafone and so on, I've just "Data Connection Refused"

I hope to be clear in my question.

Thank you very much to whoever will answer to me.

Best regards
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Hallo everybody,

it's me again.
My last question! Promise......well, maybe....

I've got in touch with TIM (Italian Provider) and they told me there's no chance to get connected with that.
So now I can use my blackberry just as a palm pc without any mail service.

Do you know if I can just de-activate the mail service in order I don't have on my screen the "Data Connection Refused" tag anymore? That's because it's on the mobile company logo and I don't know what kind of company I'm using.... Instead of having TIM, T-Mobile, Vodafone and so on, I've just "Data Connection Refused"

I hope to be clear in my question.

Thank you very much to whoever will answer to me.

Best regards

There's no way to remove that message.
A Blackberry is designed to be used with a Blackberry data plan.
Since you don't have one... you'll get that message. No way around it.
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Thank you penguin3107 for your help.

Have a nice day!
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