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Old 06-22-2005, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased the Blackberry 7250, but don't want a data plan yet. I am using it as a phone which works awesome, and I want to use it for the PDA functionality as well as for text messaging. Is there any way to turn off the "always on" feature so that it doesn't keep pinging the network looking for email. Sorry that this is such a newb question!

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Old 06-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you've no data plan then it isn't pinging the network at all; GSM phones send out a sgnal even when your not using them to keep themselves active on the network and inform the netwroks of your position etc.; if your seeing the traffic-arrows on the BlackBerry every now and again it's just the BlackBerry having a quick chat to the network, but nothing to do with your emails.
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His is a CDMA 1xRTT phone, I haven't seen how they work with that but if there is no mail configured on the phone, I don't think it will be trying to send anything that a normal phone wouldn't do.
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Ah sorry; I guess CDMA (we don't get it here in the U.K.) still has a chat with the handheld every now and again so it must be that!
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If it has 1x on the display below the antenna, you are probably OK. If it has 1X on it, you are definitely paying for data traffic. I would check with the carrier after a week of use (or less) to make sure. Better to be safe than $400 in the hole...
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