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Old 02-09-2007, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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yooo i just got my first blackberry and i just called my service provider and i have a BB data plan! but i dont know how to use my blackberry, could someone lend a hand please... do i use opera mini to browse?
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't have to use Opera, but you can. If its up and running, activated, open the browser and go for it.
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Yeah, you have the option of using Opera or sticking with the BB browser. Personally, the BB browser works fine for me. It's really personal preference.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i load opera but how do i use bb original browser?
do i need data plan for that or just the ability to surf the net
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i load opera but how do i use bb original browser?
do i need data plan for that or just the ability to surf the net
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You don't need the data plan per se to surf the Web, but you'll wind up paying a lot to your carrier since they charge by the kb. An unlimited data plan will save you money especially if you're using maps, reading news or just surfing the web. You should have an icon labeled "Internet" which is the browser. Also if you're on BES, you'll have another icon labeled "Blackberry Internet". Both will work for surfing the net.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thank you
but in israel he dosent cost so much only 12$ for 100mb
i try what you telling me and i have this icon but before i connect to the web trougth opera its dosent work and when i pushed on him he said i not connecting
and im not on bes im just asimple user
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but in israel he dosent cost so much only 12$ for 100mb
i try what you telling me and i have this icon but before i connect to the web trougth opera its dosent work and when i pushed on him he said i not connecting
and im not on bes im just asimple user
thank you
Definitely a lot less expensive in Israel than here in the U.S. On Verizon, it's $45 for the unlimited plan.

As for Opera, I know there are some tweaks you have to make. If you search through the forum, you'll find that many users have experienced problems with Opera. For me, I use the Internet browser that came on the BB which suits my needs. I hope that helps.
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but in israel he dosent cost so much only 12$ for 100mb
i try what you telling me and i have this icon but before i connect to the web trougth opera its dosent work and when i pushed on him he said i not connecting
and im not on bes im just asimple user
thank you
Have you input the APN in TCP settings?
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sure if not how i will surf?
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sure if not how i will surf?
I don't know what exactly you have and don't have.

Do you have a Blackberry data plan? You need this for data (i.e. to use the browser). You don't need to do anything else to use the blackberry browser, provided you have the data plan and the service books. If you don't see the blackberry browser, send the service books or have them sent.

For opera, I believe, you need to input the APN address in TCP setup. The APN depends on your carrier. I recall seeing a list of APN's by carrier on this forum, and I think I also saw an extensive list on another web page, too.

To find TCP setup, go into options and look around. On my 8700 with OS 4.1, I go options -> advanced options -> TCP.

Hope that helps.
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You don't need the data plan per se to surf the Web, but you'll wind up paying a lot to your carrier since they charge by the kb. An unlimited data plan will save you money especially if you're using maps, reading news or just surfing the web. You should have an icon labeled "Internet" which is the browser. Also if you're on BES, you'll have another icon labeled "Blackberry Internet". Both will work for surfing the net.
You don't need the data plan to surf?
Really? Tell me more please.

Sounds to me like the OP does not have a BlackBerry Data Plan which is why surfing doesn't work.
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You don't need the data plan to surf?
Really? Tell me more please.

Sounds to me like the OP does not have a BlackBerry Data Plan which is why surfing doesn't work.
Just rereading what I wrote which was late last night, and obviously I mistyped. I was trying to clarify on the need for an unlimited data plan. The data plan is still needed to surf, but you'll more than likely get billed out the wazoo if you don't go with the unlimited plan. Thanks for pointing that out!
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just like that i have that but i think its only in israel
i dont know what does its mean but i can surf the net can download themes and ringtones and opera ans minuet browser
but i cant send and get email and that wierd do you know or any one what to do? i want to send and get emails
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i love the mini opera but when i get into my mail box i cant read them
there is any instructions for that or?!
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Make sure that you have a Blackberry data plan. It must be named a "Blackberry data plan". Get back to us once you have confirmed this with your wireless carrier.
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