1. Ziffster's Avatar
    My son (just starting high school) was given a BB7 Blackberry by a relative. It is still on a data plan BUT only until months end when it will be switched over to a Talk & Text only prepaid service along. While still able to get apps from Blackberry World are there any must haves?

    I've heard the 'Opera Lite' browser is a must have since the default won't run without a data plan - is this true?

    Ones which comes to mind would be offline maps, some games which don't need a connection (not sure if true with BB7 games, but few free iOS games will run without a Data plan).

    Looking for those which are FREE or close to free since the entire reason for changing plans is a real tight budget.

    Problem is that it seems that unlike android apps, even though the device will have WiFi access (both at home & at school) Blackberry World can't be connected to unless you have a data plan.
    02-19-15 08:57 AM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    My suggestion.... sell the BBOS device on ebay and use the money to buy a used Android Device.... a lot more apps out there your son could use and it will function much better without a data plan than a BBOS device will.
    02-19-15 09:14 AM
  3. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    Follow the link in my signature. You should be able to use most of the apps mentioned in that thread on wifi.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
    02-20-15 11:36 AM
  4. Damian Montero's Avatar
    What a stupid answer from scalemaster34
    Don't you hate when people refuse to answer your question and then tell you what THEY'D do.
    WHO CARES! You want your answer!


    @Ziffster: Your answer is: LogicMail 2.2.0.85
    Just go to LogicMail Installation on your blackberry to download

    This comes from the amazing Guide: BlackBerry Bold 9900 WITHOUT BIS
    from master user: @Shuswap which I think will answer most your questions.
    02-20-15 03:32 PM
  5. Ziffster's Avatar
    This may come across as a bit funny, but the limited availability of apps is the exact reason we are switching him from an Android Device to an older Blackberry. My Bad... I should have clearly stated that I was NOT looking for GAMES. I was simply thinking about how so many games in particular won't run with Android without a data plan.

    What I was thinking of were things like offline versions of the following which work:-

    A WiFi Browser (if it is true the built in browser won't work without a data plan)
    A Basic Calculator
    A Unit Converter
    A Basic Note Keeping App
    A Flashlite App
    A GPS Mapping App
    A Screen Capture App

    The reason we are embracing the older BB device is the exact reason so many are getting rid of them. We don't want the device, like happened with the Android that he previously had, to become a gaming device loaded with so much crap that it no longer works well for what it is intended for... a device to help him staying organized (e.g. scheduling) and allow him to keep in touch (text & voice).

    Plus our son has various mental health issues which makes the physical keyboard a big plus.
    Bonnie Bonzai likes this.
    02-22-15 01:41 PM
  6. rbrar03's Avatar
    Screen Muncher to take screenshots, Opera Browser for Internet. Calculator is already loaded.

    Posted via CB10
    03-29-15 02:46 AM
  7. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    Ubersocial

    Posted via CB10
    03-29-15 10:53 AM
  8. damienR's Avatar
    SocialScioe/Scope

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.281 on Roids....
    03-29-15 02:36 PM
  9. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    SocialScioe/Scope

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.281 on Roids....
    That was retired years ago

    Posted via CB10
    03-29-15 09:47 PM
  10. damienR's Avatar
    That was retired years ago

    Posted via CB10
    My bad misread of "what were"

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.281 on Roids....
    03-29-15 10:56 PM
  11. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    My bad misread of "what were"

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.281 on Roids....
    Now you made me want that app

    Posted via CB10
    03-30-15 06:54 AM
  12. damienR's Avatar
    Now you made me want that app

    Posted via CB10
    Lol same here dug out my 9300 to see if I could have gotten the jar file no luck lol...

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.281 on Roids....
    03-30-15 06:58 AM
  13. cuongtm's Avatar
    My suggestion.... sell the BBOS device on ebay and use the money to buy a used Android Device.... a lot more apps out there your son could use and it will function much better without a data plan than a BBOS device will.
    What a stupid suggestion.
    04-03-15 08:46 PM

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