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Old 08-24-2007, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I iasked earlier about a data connection problem and was answered very quickly...{thanks} that I need a blackberry data plan.. If i only want to use this 7290 as a phone and not on the net do I still have to get this as am on a contract from work and they will never swallow that.. Thanks
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You can use it for Phone and SMS without a Blackberry Data Plan.

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Hi but it just reads data connection refused is there something i should do to open it. Only got it today and it's already driving me nuts.. It recognises my sim and contacts , reads o2 for a couple of secs. then say data conection refused.. It is pre-owned.. ..Thanks
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You will not get rid of that until you have a BB Data Plan if Data is turned on. I am not sure how to do it on your phone but it should be under options>Advanced ----- Data = Off.

This should clear the message and allow you to call and SMS but nothing else.

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hi, scrolled for network manually, set it, changed message to gprs and managed to get 7290 to recive texts but still wont send or recive calls says sos calls only....Help !!!
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I don;t think that was the correct Route. Can someone else please help with steps for disabling data on a 72XX and leave phone and sms on????

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You canNOT do so on a 72xx. It's either all or nothing.

Newer models and newer OS you can do so.
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Ok, so I was wrong? And they cannot just do SMS and phone or they will just have to live with the Data Connection Refused?

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Yea, the user should have Phone and SMS on his BB, with or without a Dataplan.

But on that model -- I believe -- you cannot disable data only, like you can on your 8100 or my 8800.

If you bought it used, there could be some kind of IT Security policy disabling use of the phone, maybe?
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I busted my 7290 out and you can't turn data services off.... Like JS said... It's all or nothing on the 7290
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I busted my 7290 out and you can't turn data services off.... Like JS said... It's all or nothing on the 7290
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No problemo!

Data connection refused it is with the 7290..... I LOVE THAT THING!!!!
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