1. bull_thumper's Avatar

    A few months ago, I finally decided to give the Z30 a try and overall it is a fine device. Certainly different, but a fine device.

    That said, I often keep my trusty 9930 that I keep with me when I travel ready to connect just in case my Z30 is broken or otherwise lost but I was thinking, what about keeping the 9930 working on WiFi-only?

    I have turned off the cellular network and WiFi acquires just fine. The browser works just fine but email doesn't work any longer. Obviously SMS/text messaging will no longer work.

    Therefore my question is do I just need to create a unique BlackBerry ID account just for the 9930 and/or do I need to do a security wipe? Perhaps there is something else I need to do.

    Thanks in advance for any input,

    Last edited by bull_thumper; 02-08-14 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Added a question mark so that it is clear that this thread is a question and not "how to" instructions.
    02-08-14 08:16 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    hmm there will be no use signing up with new BBID, as it requires BIS which you don't require for the z30. Just security wipe it and keep it safe. There will not be much you can do with the 9930 without BIS though.
    02-08-14 09:28 PM
  3. bull_thumper's Avatar
    Well, fooey. I suppose that means that if I have to press it into emergency service that I will have to add BIS to my account? Is there a fee for that on Verizon? I ask because my bill did not change after getting the Z30. (I can handle not having BES as I have several servers that I can work through for email.)
    02-09-14 12:44 AM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    You can make calls and sms without BIS. Just make sure you're on the right data plan, as the z30 is quite data hungry.
    02-09-14 01:18 AM
  5. bull_thumper's Avatar
    And yes, I agree. I do miss the data compression. I went from averaging 300 MB per month on my 9930 up to 650 MB in each of the first two months that I have had the Z30.

    One good thing about Verizon is the ability to change ones data plan month-to-month. If one sees that ones usage has gone over the normal allotment before the end of the billing cycle, just call in and backdate the current month and forward date back to the normal plan for the next month.

    Thanks again for your input.
    02-09-14 09:35 AM
  6. m.clizzle's Avatar
    I was looking at doing something similar. I have a Nexus5 with a healthy dataplan. I want to use the 9900 as a wifi only device, since my Nexus5 allows for tethering.

    Can i configure the 9900 with my corp BES even though i only have wifi?
    02-25-14 03:55 PM

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