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Old 08-10-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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i've been on the forums for a few days already and this opera mini keeps popping up. am i right to assume that if i have this i dont need my blackberry plan for email and internet usage? in this case i have at&t and if i can save 30 bucks a month it would be awesome!!...can someone please enlighten me on this?
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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i've been on the forums for a few days already and this opera mini keeps popping up. am i right to assume that if i have this i dont need my blackberry plan for email and internet usage? in this case i have at&t and if i can save 30 bucks a month it would be awesome!!...can someone please enlighten me on this?
Opera Mini is a web browser just like the Blackberry Browser (only better in many regards). You use it to surf the Internet over a data connection.

If you have Wi-Fi on your device you can use Opera Mini to surf the Internet over that connection. If you always have access to a wireless Internet connection and are able to connect with your Blackberry then I imagine you could get rid of your data plan for web surfing.

But Opera Mini doesn't do email (unless you go to the website like gmail.com or hotmail.com).

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Old 08-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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cool...thanks, i got all the info i needed....i think i will use it as an extra broswer but wont delete my bb broswer.....
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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I have Tmobile and tried to install Opera Mini (don't have data plan) at home on my wifi network. It didn't work even after multiple attempts. I went back to the Opera website and they said that you need a data plan in order to use Opera Mini. Is that not true anymore?
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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I have Tmobile and tried to install Opera Mini (don't have data plan) at home on my wifi network. It didn't work even after multiple attempts. I went back to the Opera website and they said that you need a data plan in order to use Opera Mini. Is that not true anymore?
Try Opera Mobile instead. It works with TMobile, and I have it on a Pearl.

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Old 08-10-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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i've been on the forums for a few days already and this opera mini keeps popping up. am i right to assume that if i have this i dont need my blackberry plan for email and internet usage? in this case i have at&t and if i can save 30 bucks a month it would be awesome!!...can someone please enlighten me on this?
Your profile says you have an 8300. In this case you will not be able to use wifi as that phone does not have the capability. You would need an unlocked 8320.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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just a question.........will I aslo be able to connect to messenger eg yahoo, msn etc without a plan, but with wifi?
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #8
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Nope you need a data plan to use messaging programs.

BTW are you in the Caribbean or Caymans Islands by any chance?
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Thanks.......in the Caribbean
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #10
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Try Opera Mobile instead. It works with TMobile, and I have it on a Pearl.
That's kinda impossible considering Opera Mobile isn't available for the Blackberry.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:51 PM   #11
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That's kinda impossible considering Opera Mobile isn't available for the Blackberry.
That's right, I remember I got Mini at the Mobil.opera site.
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