Question from Blackberry noob
I am total noob when it comes to blackberry phones because I got my first BB 2 days ago; it is bold 9900 and I am loving it. I want few things out of this device I am currently not able to do:
I want to be able to go online via 3G network and receive my emails same way. I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina and I am using prepaid from my carrier. It includes data plan, but when I enter APN information on my device it still is not able to connect to internet. Does my plan have to be BlackBerry specific? Is there way I can enter those information and go online like I did with iPhone and Android and Symbian phones I used to have?
- CrackBerry User
01-08-13, 05:18 AM #2
- 23 Posts
You have to have BlackBerry Internet Service (Data Plan for BlackBerries) to recive e-mails, use the BB browser, apps and much more... with a regular data plan you have to install another browser ie. Opera, then you can go online and check your e-mails (like on a comp.) but you wont get any notifications.
Without BIS your BlackBerry is pretty much a very expencive and fancy yet regular old-school cellphone with internet (if other browser is installed)
Contact your carrier and ask for BIS, you might still be able to have prepaid on your contract.
TBH I installed Opera mini and all my internet surfing and email checking problems are gone. Thank you very much! I still think if RIM made this more user-friendly and not BIS/BES dependant as it is on iOS and Android, even on symbian, it would be best selling phone by far.
I am glad you agree this is something to be fixed. If they do fix it in BB10 and I am able to upgrade my 9900 to BB10 I am sure I ll be able to get at least 50 people I know get blackberry device.
E: just found out I will not be able to upgrade it...shame.
- 01-08-13, 05:29 PM #6
- CrackBerry Master
01-10-13, 08:14 AM #7
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