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Old 09-16-2008, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

Can the Facebook for Blackberry application connect using WiFi [and therefore work without a data plan]?

I just purchased my Curve 8320 a few days back and am still awaiting an unlock code I purchased online so I can finally subscribe to a Blackberry plan with the carrier I am using. [The website says I'll have to wait for about 2 weeks.]

In the meantime, I really want to get my Facebook app up and running (with Wifi), but I get this message upon login: 'You are currently on a service plan that does not support this application. Please contact your service provider for additional information to upgrade your current service plan.'

That pretty much states the obvious but I have heard talks of people being able to log onto the app with just their WiFi connection. I'm thinking I just have to play with the settings a little bit.

Any ideas? Thanks very much!
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You might have to wait til you get a data plan to download the app to your BB for it to work.
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You might have to wait til you get a data plan to download the app to your BB for it to work.
I already have the Facebook app - downloaded it from my laptop which was transferred to my Bberry via USB/Desktop Manager. I'm just trying to figure out now how to get it to work without a data plan because I've read elsewhere that it's possible for some (with just WiFi).
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I already have the Facebook app - downloaded it from my laptop which was transferred to my Bberry via USB/Desktop Manager. I'm just trying to figure out now how to get it to work without a data plan because I've read elsewhere that it's possible for some (with just WiFi).
can it work without the data plan?
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can't use with wi-fi?
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm having an issue where Facebook is installed and I can find it in the application list under options, but the application itself i can't find to open it... where did it go? (this's right after a new OS install to 4.5)
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Sigh. This is a thread about using Facebook with WiFi only.
Please don't bring a new problem into an existing thread. Bad form.

Make sure it is not hidden. Click the menu button and show all.
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so can it be use with wif?
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Anyone have an update for this thread? Id love to know as well.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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FB works OK for me WiFi, I turned off the "mobile network" in Manage Connections to check, and it works fine, but there is no way to force it to use WiFi if "Mob Network" is on...
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My Facebook app has a bug in it. If I reboot my BB, Facebook will not work via WiFi. As soon as I'm in range of an EDGE connection, it works fine. When I go back to Wifi, it works fine. It appears there is something that is initialized that won't work over WiFi. As I said, this looks like a bug, rather than a feature...

In theory it should work fine over WiFi.

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Can anyone help chnage the color scheme on the BB, its a pain to try and see the type when the font is in white!

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