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Old 09-02-2007, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok...first of for those of you who want to judge me or criticize me don't waste your time because i could care less of what your opinion is.
second the information i am providing is the answer to a question as to whether it is possible to use a bb to access the internet and use other programs that require internet without a data plan...YES YOU CAN.
third i will provide the information as to how it is possible.

so lets start of "Is it possible to get internet on a BB without a data plan?" the answer is YES.... next you want to know how. well for that you need a phone that uses basic TCP/IP to communicate with the provider. phones that do this for a fact are all the nextel and boost mobile phones.
here it is in the nut shell, if your using a nextel or boost phone your phone is always connected to the internet because thats how it communicates with the since you already have the connection all you need is for a program like opera mini to tap in to it.
walla your online....
now here is how i did it.
1. got a nextel BB i7100
2. got a boost mobile phone for $30 at walmart
3. put the boost sim into boost phone and activated it
4. took out the boost sim out of boost phone and put it in to the nextel BB
5. im using the bb to go online
i have 2 phones, one for phone calls and the other is my bb that i buy a prepaid card for once every 3 months for $20 and i have internet
don't forget...don't tell boost mobile that you are using a bb cause all they do is ***** at you and than tell you they don't support it and you're now on your own with any problems you may have.

key point: you will not be able to use bb browser so you need opera mini, for aim use Ramble IM and for email use gmail app (its possible to get it without using ota just search for it on this forum)

as far as other programs go...just try different options and its kinda like trial and error and no i have not found any web browser that allows you to download ota *if you find one or know of one please let me know

so thats basically it, if anyone has any clue as to what im talking about feel free to add more info to this for those who are intrested

now the credit needs to be given out to those who pointed me in the right direction so here are the links to the treads that helped me, Thanks

vB Easy Archive - boost mobile with blackberry
WANTED: link to free GMAIL app for BB7520
BlackBerry Internet - MSN/chat/web/telnet/TCPIP - No BES!
Old 09-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is old news....Lots of people are using TCP for internet on BB.

Here's one thread on it just down a few from yours....

Using a BB on non-BB data plan, and accessing GMail

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