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Old 03-17-2010, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya, only got my blackberry curve 8520 yest...i do not understand this wifi business?! i have scanned for wifi and it says it is turned on and connected to my sky broadband etc etc however when i click on the broswer to go on the internet how do i know if it is using wifi? or charging me for internet?? the wifi sybol on the screen is not lit up..what am i doing wrong?? my partner has wifi on his phone and he connects just fine, we are both on o2 and help please thx
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First, do you have a blackberry data plan? Not just the generic mobile data, but the data service specific to blackberry. You will not be able to use blackberry brand data apps without it. That said, I'm not much help if you don't have a blackberry data plan. But if that is the case, go into options and set your default browser to hotspot browser. Make sure your your mobile network option is not set to mobile network only.

If you do have a blackberry data plan, do a hard reset. Once connected to the RIM network, the wfi symbol on the home screen will turn bright white.
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i can tell you how to know for sure if your using wifi to brows. open the BB browser, and at the top of the screen it will say what connection type is being used. ie: 3G, wifi, EDGE
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thankyou for your replies, i have noidea if i have data plan? illring my service provider i guess? also i went onto the bb browser and all it says on the top is o2 active? does that mean im being charged??
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If wifi connection is enabled and mobile network is disabled in manage connections, all data must come and go from the device over wifi. If/when you have a blackberry data plan, it is possible that blackberry data could count against your cap (if you have one), even over wifi, and that is something you will need to confirm with your carrier. Blackberry data would be things like blackberry messenger, push email, any blackberry brand apps (like facebook) that access the RIM network, etc. It is likely that non-blackberry data would not count against your cap if on wifi, but again, confirm with your service provider.
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