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Old 09-06-2006, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to all!
I bought my 7290 with a BB Data Plan in Italy (TIM Operator) one year ago, but I decided to stop the plan cause it was too expensive.
I unlocked the Operator Block using a calculated code but now I can't see the Browser in the menu. I opened it using ALT-ESC, but it says that I have no browser settings... I tryed using WebViwer, but still doesn't connect!
It also dosen't connect to GPRS, but only to GSM!
It seems that Web Browsing is impossible without a BB Data Plan!
Can anybody help me please?

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, friend.

No data plan = no data. Period. No e-mail. No web. No data.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackberry is not just a device, it's also a service. RIM recieves a portion of monthly fees from carriers. And they've carefully built their solution so that it will only work with their network.
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Hi to all!
I bought my 7290 with a BB Data Plan in Italy (TIM Operator) one year ago, but I decided to stop the plan cause it was too expensive.
I unlocked the Operator Block using a calculated code but now I can't see the Browser in the menu. I opened it using ALT-ESC, but it says that I have no browser settings... I tryed using WebViwer, but still doesn't connect!
It also dosen't connect to GPRS, but only to GSM!
It seems that Web Browsing is impossible without a BB Data Plan!
Can anybody help me please?

Thanks,
Binky
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well put Jase88! BlackBerry's have to cummunicate through RIM's secure servers for data access, without a specific BlackBerry Data Plan you'll only have voice and SMS. Unfortunately there's no way around it.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your first point is the carrier's server, your not directly connected to the internet. So you need a data plan
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Another thought, be very careful which plan you select from a carrier. In most cases the unlimited plans keep you from excess cost if you over run a limited plan. Once you get going you will find many excuses to use the BB and not even realize how much you are using
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Another thought, be very careful which plan you select from a carrier. In most cases the unlimited plans keep you from excess cost if you over run a limited plan. Once you get going you will find many excuses to use the BB and not even realize how much you are using
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That is for sure. You will find more and more occasions to use it. Especially with fantastic programs like Berry411
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