BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2010, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Haven, CT
Model: 8800
OS: 4.5.0.187
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 7
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 8800 - email on GPRS without BES/BIS?

Please Login to Remove!

I just picked up a used TMOB-branded 8800 and I'm very happy with it so far, it's a nice upgrade from my (even older) 8700c.

I don't have BES/BIS, I run the old grandfathered $5.99 T-Zones plan, so I get WAP/HTTP over GRPS or EDGE. I use the BB Browser, Opera Mini 4, and occasionally Bolt, they all work just fine.

I can access my free POP3 email accounts like Yahoo and Gmail over the web. The only issue is that I'd like to configure the BB for one of my POP3 accounts...any of them, really, doesn't matter which...so that I can click on an "email" link in a popup menu instead of having to navigate to the email portal and log in.

When I try to run Email setup, I only get the option to use a work account through BES (natch). Does anyone know of a workaround or an app to fix this?

Thanks! Arjay

Last edited by ArjayCT : 05-23-2010 at 12:53 PM.
Offline  
Old 05-23-2010, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Nope, to use push email from RIM, it requires a Blackberry data plan.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Offline  
Old 05-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,033
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

To use the RIM related services such as push email, you need the BB data plan. I am a bit surprised that you are able to use the BB browser.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 05-23-2010, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Haven, CT
Model: 8800
OS: 4.5.0.187
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 7
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yes, the BB browser works, although the homepage is locked to the TMobileweb start page, and I get the T-Zones icon instead of the correct BB browser icon. The other browser settings are accessible as normal. This may be because it's a TMOB-branded phone with TMOB f/w.

I don't particularly care about push email, I would just like to be able to send an email through a menu item rather than navigate to a webmail page.

Thanks for the replies so far!

Last edited by ArjayCT : 05-23-2010 at 03:51 PM.
Offline  
Old 05-24-2010, 04:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Its not possible.

For you to get the ability to have "compose email" in the menu; you need to have BIS and an account setup on it. Which you can't get without a blackberry data plan.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.