1. m.seif's Avatar
    How can I force the Torch browser to use WiFi if available ?
    I tried to uncheck the "Mobile network" mark from network connections, but still the browsers was using the 3G data plan !!!!
    I have Mobile Data Alerter , giving me worning that the usage exceeded 3 MB. Also I was seeing an arrow going up fast in the corner of the home screen . This proves that the 3G was used. Right ?

    The browser of the Torch does not have the option found on the 8520 to choose Hotspot browser .

    Thanks for help .
    12-22-10 06:29 AM
  2. jasonvw's Avatar
    In OS6 if youre connected to wifi, it should automatically use wifi over the mobile connection. To check when connected over wifi go to whatismyip.com and see if the ip is for your isp and not the carriers. To see what the carriers is just do the same thing with wifi off.
    12-22-10 08:01 AM
  3. homer1475's Avatar
    If you turned "Mobile Network" off you certainly are not using your data plan(3G network), since turning that option off turns the phones antenna off. The little arrows in the corner are sending and receiving data indicators, they are present regardless of whether your on network data or wifi.

    3mb of data is not a lot of data to use, if you had said 3gb then it might be a concern. What is your data plan with vodafone? I typically use around 4gb of data a month and that's with roughly 4 hours of streaming from yesterberry every day of the week.
    12-22-10 08:09 AM
  4. m.seif's Avatar
    My data plan wirh Vodafone Egypt is 50 MB/month.
    It is more than enough for email, browsing and so, but when I down laod themes for example, it could go to 6 or 8 a day.
    I will try again switching off the Mobile Network and see what happens

    Thank you.
    12-22-10 08:14 AM
  5. homer1475's Avatar
    My data plan wirh Vodafone Egypt is 50 MB/month.
    It is more than enough for email, browsing and so, but when I down laod themes for example, it could go to 6 or 8 a day.
    I will try again switching off the Mobile Network and see what happens

    Thank you.
    Yeah that's not a huge amount of data. I was thinking more along the lines of what we have in the states with AT&T, smallest plan is 200mb of data.
    12-22-10 08:16 AM
  6. jfs101's Avatar
    What version of OS 6 are you using? I have noticed when connected to wifi the 3G icon is replaced with the wifi strenght symbol.

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    12-22-10 11:06 AM
  7. Scooter625's Avatar
    You can also confirm in Mobile Data Alerter that it is using wi-fi. It highlights the radio currently being used if you open the application up. I just confirmed that when connected to the wi-fi router it shows as such. Turn wi-fi off and it bounced back to my Home carrier, turned the network off and wi-fi back on and it bounced back to my wi-fi router.
    12-22-10 11:06 AM
  8. shansmi's Avatar
    With the browser open, where is the BB icon? Beside 3G, EDGR or the wifi icon. Also under services status it will say where BIS is seen.

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    12-22-10 01:13 PM
  9. m.seif's Avatar
    What version of OS 6 are you using? I have noticed when connected to wifi the 3G icon is replaced with the wifi strenght symbol.

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    I am using V 6.0.0.284, Budle 862
    12-23-10 07:16 AM
  10. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    The 3G network handles voice and data, so even if you turn data services off, you should still see the 3G inidcator (if within a 3G coverage area) to show that you are still connected to voice and SMS services. As others have said, OS 6 gives WiFi priority over celluar data by default if it's connected.

    And +1 for Mobile Data Alerter - awesome app, especially for roaming.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-23-10 03:52 PM
  11. Elite1's Avatar
    What version of OS 6 are you using? I have noticed when connected to wifi the 3G icon is replaced with the wifi strenght symbol.
    With the browser open, where is the BB icon? Beside 3G, EDGR or the wifi icon. Also under services status it will say where BIS is seen.
    As these two posters mention, there are multiple indicators that you are in fact using WiFi.

    1. The 4-dot BB logo jumps from being beside 3G to being beside the WiFi logo.

    2. The WiFi logo switches from all grey to at least the bottom being white.

    3. BEST: In your Manage Connections app, the lowest item is Service Status. Select this to a bunch of great info summarized. As Shansmi mentioned, if you're on WiFi it will say WiFi beside the BIS and the BES Connections. Under WiFi Network, you'll the name of your current WiFi network. (Don't worry under Type if it says Not Connected.)
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    12-23-10 05:55 PM
  12. fass's Avatar
    Mine shows it at the top of the phone, example "ATT-Netgear". My phone automatically switches to wifi when I walk in my house and it will have priority. I must say that that is an extremely low data plan, though.
    12-23-10 10:49 PM
  13. m.seif's Avatar
    Thank you elite1 .
    I cud not verify your points 1&2 , they did not happen to me, but 3 yes. It was saying under service status that BIS coneection WiFi.

    However, for the data alerter, and although in its configuration, you can specify the warning limits, but the oonly counter you see when you open the program is for the 3G limits you put in the configuration also.
    This counter accumalte whether you are using 3G or WiFi.

    Is there any better program for the data alert that clearly measure WiFi and 3 G ?

    Thanks again
    12-24-10 06:04 AM
  14. Elite1's Avatar
    However, for the data alerter, and although in its configuration, you can specify the warning limits, but the oonly counter you see when you open the program is for the 3G limits you put in the configuration also.
    This counter accumalte whether you are using 3G or WiFi.

    Is there any better program for the data alert that clearly measure WiFi and 3 G ?
    Do you have a screenshot app?
    Can you please take a screenshot of Mobile Data Alerter while you are connected to WiFi and post the screenshot here?

    If you don't have an app to take screenshots, get this free one

    ZonaSnap: CB Superstore - Download ZonaSnap
    12-24-10 06:16 AM
  15. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    m.self - I think you must have the wrong version of Mobile Data Alerter installed. My friend downloaded the wrong one and she could only see 2 instead of 3 data buckets. If you have the correct device version should see:

    1: Roaming
    2: Home (cell network)
    3: WiFi

    If you don't have 3, try re-installing a different version. Here is a link for a direct OTA download from your device. Make sure you choose the top option that is for devices running OS 4.7 and higher:

    http://mda.e-office.com/

    Here's what mine looks like:



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    12-24-10 12:14 PM
  16. m.seif's Avatar
    Thank you seaners

    I actuall do not have the 3 tabs. mine is the oldversion.

    but when I copied the .jad file into my Media crad and pushed it, and pushed the download boutton , it gives me this message " Download failed" 907 invalid COD file not found .

    Did i do something wrong ?
    12-24-10 12:21 PM
  17. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    Thank you seaners

    I actuall do not have the 3 tabs. mine is the oldversion.

    but when I copied the .jad file into my Media crad and pushed it, and pushed the download boutton , it gives me this message " Download failed" 907 invalid COD file not found .

    Did i do something wrong ?
    Are you trying to install from your PC? Have you tried just doing it over the air?

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    12-24-10 12:24 PM
  18. m.seif's Avatar
    No , I copied the .jad file into the media card of my Torch, and then open it, and
    I got that message ?
    Is there any other way for OTA ?
    12-24-10 12:27 PM
  19. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    No , I copied the .jad file into the media card of my Torch, and then open it, and
    I got that message ?
    Is there any other way for OTA ?
    The link I provided a couple posts up is for OTA installation from your device. I'm assuming you have a BlackBerry data plan, right? Just click the link from your BlackBerry browser.

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    12-24-10 12:29 PM
  20. Elite1's Avatar
    No , I copied the .jad file into the media card of my Torch, and then open it, and
    I got that message ?
    Is there any other way for OTA ?
    OTA stands for Over The Air. As seaners was indicating you must open it from your BB's Browser.

    You can only install it via your desktop if you have some specific 3rd-party desktop software; but I really don't recommend that route for a novice.

    Anytime you see the .jad file extension that means it is OTA only. There are a few other OTA file extensions too, like .jar, but jad is by far the most common now.
    12-24-10 03:51 PM
  21. Elite1's Avatar
    m.self - I think you must have the wrong version of Mobile Data Alerter installed. My friend downloaded the wrong one and she could only see 2 instead of 3 data buckets. If you have the correct device version should see:

    1: Roaming
    2: Home (cell network)
    3: WiFi

    If you don't have 3, try re-installing a different version. Here is a link for a direct OTA download from your device. Make sure you choose the top option that is for devices running OS 4.7 and higher:

    http://mda.e-office.com/
    Nice catch, Seaners!

    @m.seif:
    Just download it from App World. Here's the link:
    BlackBerry App World - e-office Mobile Data Alerter - trial
    You can click that from your BB's Browser and it will open App World to the right page, or go there from your PC and it will have a barcode you can scan off the monitor with your BB. (Open App World, click MENU, select Scan a Barcode.)

    I believe it's the current version in App World: 310.907.171.758
    (Maybe Seaners or someone will confirm version is the same...)

    If an app is free and available from App World, you might as well download it from there. App World is the only service that notifies you of upgrades to your free apps.
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    12-24-10 05:03 PM
  22. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    I believe it's the current version in App World: 310.907.171.758
    (Maybe Seaners or someone will confirm version is the same...)
    I have the same version...

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    Last edited by seaners; 12-24-10 at 05:19 PM.
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    12-24-10 05:09 PM
  23. m.seif's Avatar
    Hello Elite / Hello Seaners

    Thank you both very much for your help. I did as you told and now I have the new version working with the WiFi.
    It shows clearly that the WiFi counter is the one working as long as there is nearby router.
    Also in the service status , it shows BIS connection via the WiFi.

    Thank you again
    12-25-10 04:35 AM
  24. Elite1's Avatar
    @m.self:
    You're very welcome. I'm happy to hear you got everything going properly, and glad was able to help a bit.
    12-25-10 06:15 AM
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