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Old 07-25-2007, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

Could somebody please tell me if I can connect to the internet (accessing email and browsing) using the Blackberry 8100, withouth having a Blackberry subscription (without BES), and using just a regular mobile internet one?

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Hello,

Could somebody please tell me if I can connect to the internet (accessing email and browsing) using the Blackberry 8100, withouth having a Blackberry subscription (without BES), and using just a regular mobile internet one?

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Not possible. You have to have BB Data Plan to do either.
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thanks,
what you are saying is valid also for gmail app and other java apps that need to connect to the internet?
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You don't have to have BES access but you do need a Blackberry data plan.
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I have a 7100i, Nextel unlimited data plan, Opera mini and I can connect to the web. I can connect to google/yahoo web mail. and if you want to pay the 49.95 gmail.gtalk will also work. If you have your service books and your BB browser works then download gmail mobile.

The $10.00 I pay for unlimited data is not bad and as I don't have need for corporate email, this works for me. If you have a need for the enterprise server then I suggest paying the $40.00-50.00 a month for the BB subscription.
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I have a Pearl with Centennial wireless here in the midwestern US. I have a standard dataplan, not blackberry services. I use Opera Mini which works great, except I cannot download OTA. As for email Gmail app works fine. look around there is a link for desktop download somewhere on here. I prefer an app called flurry, its a free service that you can add multiple accounts to but it does not have timed mail checking like a pop application. However on the website you set up your accounts and filters and you can set flurry to notify you via SMS when you have mail. They don't list blackberrys as being supported but I downloaded the generic J2ME app and it works great. Create an account at flurry and then go to this forum link to download the .jad & .jar files for desktop installation. Flurry Forum :: View topic - How do I install flurry on my phone?

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