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Old 11-06-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
mariod505
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Unhappy WiFi Data Services with AT&T without Data Plan

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It seems that the Blackberry 8820 on AT&T needs to have the Data Services option enabled in the Mobile Network options in order for the internet connection to WiFi networks at all. The downside is that when a WiFi network is not available, it will use the BIS/BES instead. The downside is that since I'm not subscribed to the data plan I'm going to get charged an arm and a leg (Although I can control whether I use the WiFi browser, other BB applications won't care if I'm WiFi connected or BIS connected to the internet and will connect regardless).

What I really need to is to disable BIS so that all data goes through WiFi or not at all (luckily I have wireless in most places. Does anyone know how to turn off BIS without disabling the Data Services option in the Mobile Network options?
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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h t t p://w w w. e h o w.com/how_4537240_using-wifi-data-plan-t.html

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Old 11-09-2008, 12:34 AM   #3
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Default Same problem

I have the same problem but I tried those instructions on Wednesday and they didn't work :(. Now I have a $43 dollar bill.

here's my post on the bold 9000 forum.

h t t p : / / supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=Bold&thread.id=3795

(i put spaces too)
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