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Old 03-15-2008, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there,

I just picked up the ATT 8120 with wifi on it. I was wondering if i travel say to Germany but I don't get the blackberry International plan can I turn off the mobile network and still use wifi to get my push email and internet?

While at home I can turn off the mobile EDGE network and just use wifi to check email and browse the internet, so I was curious for when I travel.

Hopefully that made sense and thanks for your answers in advance

Shawn
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you can - as long as you can find WiFi hotspot to connect to and that hotspot does not have restrictive filtering: for example, only allows HTTP.
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cool deal... thanks for the info
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I do this all the time! Works great
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Yup, this setup got me married to my BB. lol
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Hey there,

I just picked up the ATT 8120 with wifi on it. I was wondering if i travel say to Germany but I don't get the blackberry International plan can I turn off the mobile network and still use wifi to get my push email and internet?

While at home I can turn off the mobile EDGE network and just use wifi to check email and browse the internet, so I was curious for when I travel.

Hopefully that made sense and thanks for your answers in advance

Shawn
Just remember you will not have service outside a HotSpot and you may want to take a travel router.
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