Using internet and email with regular data plan, not BIS
I'm new to cb, and fairly new to BB in general. I'm now abroad on exchange, and due to the length of my program (only three months), getting BIS was to expensive so I got a regular data plan. With it nothing except "whatsapp" works.
My question, is it possible to get email (and preferably web-browsing) up and running on a regular data plan? I know that BBM won't work, but I need at least email.
Is it possible to download a new browser and email reader?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
- 03-29-11, 07:50 AM #8
Couldn't he install the logicmail app and use that for email not on bis? It wouldn't be through the native app and you wouldn't get push email but could still send and receive?
I have it installed but don't use it so I am not sure how it works...
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- 03-29-11, 10:56 AM #10
I can't seem to send email though. Never mind, got it to work now. Thanks Fr3lncr
Last edited by Formeriphonepredroiduser; 03-29-11 at 10:59 AM.
- 03-29-11, 11:09 AM #11
"human with no soul..." That's a bit too much. It will still be a great phone and a great PDA.
I heard of ShangMail (or something) that should fit into your needs as well, google shangmail and logicmail and see which work better for you.
Also, check with your carrier for BIS Light and BIS Social plans (they allow you to use some but not all BIS funcition, but all of them include email at some level).
And welcome to the forums.
- 07-16-11, 09:24 AM #14
i got it ALL working
Yes it is possible to have it all working without the blackberry club pas (BIS/BES). it has a soul, just no blackberry approved one.
I can browse with the native browser and have third party apps accessing the internet and i have push email.
To get it all working just follow those links:
first do this:
Enable BlackBerry Browser without BIS/BES « bb.anworm.com
then get shangmail to have native e-mail support:
Shangmail--Rule your work,Make life easier!
- 07-18-11, 06:02 AM #15
Opera and Logicmail will not work on APN without restrictions. On OS5 I got java.exceptions after a day - one OS6 after a couple of hours. Without Anworm-Stuff only the Browser works - and all other apps for a short while after a Reboot. Regardless of whether they use WiFi or APN.
I guess this is carrier dependant?
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07-19-11, 04:21 AM #16
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I'm planning to buy a blackberry bold 9780. But im hooked up to whatsapp on my old phone. So i wanted to ask whether i can use whatsapp on a blackberry WITHOUT a bis and only through normal gprs data plans ? And how ?
Because BIS is like 4x costlier than the normal data plans.
- 12-03-11, 09:52 AM #18
I have a BB 9650 (unlocked, originally Verizon),which I'm using on Vodafone. I have made the changes in APN as required. However, I'm still not able to access internet through Opera Mini, even GMail and Google maps apps don't work.
However, if i do a battery pull restart - I'm able to access internet for a few minutes (5-10 mins) post which none of these applications can access internet.
Couldn't find a solution to this, even after extensive search on the internet .. has anyone faced same/similar issue.
Any suggestion would be of great help.
- 12-21-11, 05:38 AM #20
What you asked for can be done by following these steps:
First get on your wifi. Note: you won't be able to download and install apps from other browsers then the bb browser.
Make sure it's set to "hotspot browser" under its options.
Make sure your bb browser can access the internet
Download opera mini from m.opera.com
For gmail download gmail from m.google.com
For yahoo download it from opera store in mini opera
If not download logicmail for all other Imap or pop mail google it .
- 12-21-11, 10:07 AM #22
- 05-25-13, 08:02 AM #23
Bb 9650 internet accessing problem(without data plan)
I am new to cb, nd also BB, i am using bb9650
i have changed APN setting however i am using net but not more than 5-10 min
plzzzzzzzz........can anyone solve the problem
my mail id:- firstname.lastname@example.org
- 05-25-13, 01:04 PM #24
- 02-07-14, 12:07 AM #25
I want to buy a “BB qwerty phone” in which normal plan can effectively work coz I’m using Vodafone 2G/3G pack in Gujarat please suggest me the “cheapest phone” in which I can browse any thing coz I’m student so I need it use WhatsApp , Facebook , Facebook Chat , & Many other apps of BB app store suggest me that which apps I am unable to use & suggest me the phone & please ask me which other apps I can use in this phone………
And also I can hear FM & connect to PC to browse from pc & which phone’s memory is 8GB or more or memory card supportable……………