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Old 09-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so I have a blackberry curve 8350 i think and it won't let me connect to the internet without wi fi and I just want to run off my normal network signal or whatever because I have free internet browsing with orange. I'm on pay as you go if thats important. A. I read loads of other posts i did advanced options> browser > default broswer config and it only gave me Hotspot browser with no option to change. B. I also went to host routing table and there isnt anything there at all, no numbers just *no entries*. C. I only got my blackberry today as its my birthday tomorrow and i really dont want to ring anybody but it seems i might have to. Its really annoying me i get the message "This is a Wi-Fi service. Please ensure your device has an active Wi-Fi connection and try again." Please help me if you can as I'd like to get this sorted as soon as possible. thankyou.
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You need a blackberry data plan -- data service specific to blackberrys -- to use the RIM/blackberry data apps, and to use the blackberry browser on the mobile network.
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But thats gonna cost me more money and I haven't got more money to spend and I just want to go on normal browsing isn't there anything I can do that won't cost me even in phone bills. I'm regretting my decision to buy a blackberry now.
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No.
Blackberry's require a Blackberry data plan.
That's the only way you'll get data over the carrier network.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you think since I bought it today that I can take it back tomorrow and ask for a refund
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While you are there, ask them why they sold you a BlackBerry without the proper data plan?
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Where did you buy it?
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Phones 4u. I've reset it back to factory settings and packaged it all up I'm just hoping they'll take it back. It has to be the worst birthday present ever.
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Sigh. Some cheese with that whine?

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Ah, yeh. Doesn't suprise me phones 4 u didn't set you up with the correct plan. What carrier [network]?
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Orange, I just transferred my old sim into it so I kept my same number.
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Ah right.
So you just bought the phone and not a contract with phones4u.
Well, I can tell you its [BB dataplan] an extra 5 per month, even available on PAYG with Orange.
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