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Old 04-07-2005, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I enable the GPRS signal on my blackberry so I can use my BWC services.

Thanks for any help, and I'm sorry for the inconvience but I'm new at this and need to learn.

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Old 04-07-2005, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have lowercase gprs, it means either:

1) The area you are in does not support GPRS (capital) because of roaming agreements or other carrier problems

2) You don't have a data plan on your service.
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My carrier just sold me a 0.5 MB/month data plan. I don't know why it won't work.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did they sell you a BlackBerry Data Plan. If not, you are going to be on gprs for quite a while.
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And .5Mb/mo isn't a lot. I would definately recommend going with unlimited if you plan to use your BB for email.
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Did they sell you a BlackBerry Data Plan. If not, you are going to be on gprs for quite a while.
You need a dedicated blackberry plan to get the "GPRS"??
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You need a dedicated blackberry plan to get the "GPRS"??
That is correct.

There is more detailed information about it in Mark's FAQ listed at the top of most of these forums.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the lower case "gprs" means you are in an area with GPRS but there is a problem connecting to it. I think if you are in an area with no GPRS service, the phone will simply say "GSM".
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lowercase GPRS means that you are in GPRS area
uppercase means that you have connected to the Blackberry network (which u need to be able to send and recieve)

If you are recieving lowercase, i could contact your Service Provider and check whether the BlackBerry Data account is active on the account. Try popping the battery out for a few seconds to force a re-registration to the network.

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In this case, the poster should go buy a BlackBerry Data Plan. It is not a service book issue. Or a reregistration issue.
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The blackberry APN probably hasn't been provisioned to your SIM call your provider make sure they have added the blackberry APN. Once they have added it, remove the battery and put it back it to get it to register.
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My carrier just sold me a 0.5 MB/month data plan. I don't know why it won't work.
That is not a lot at all. 2 emails or visiting 1 web site can use all that up. I would really recommend getting the unlimited plan. How long have you had your service turned on, sometimes it takes a couple of days for all the devices on your account to stablize.
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if you have been provisioned but its stuck on gprs, you can try doing a hard reset on the device to fix it. worked for me in the past. just press ALT+CAP+DEL at the same time
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I have had this problem several times. After completing the following steps, you will receive a message that says, you have been registered with our network and the gprs should change to GPRS. that is if you have the data plan. If it doesnt work, try a hard reset. Still having problems, contact your service provider
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Thanks for all your help, the problem is my provider doesn't support Blackberry, when clearly as I've read on this forum and others they provide service for RIM employees and have tested various blackberries out.

I guess it's no big deal, after all, the main reason i got my blackberry was so I didn't have to carry around a palm pilot and a cell phone anymore, and for that purpose, it's the best piece of technology I've every bought.
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funny, I did the same thing, a palm and phone was too much when you could have all in one.
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