1. tech-medic's Avatar
    Am I missing something on how to set it up or is it not possible?

    Have no coverage in my house but strong wifi over a NetGear router.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    05-20-09 07:39 PM
  2. skyrider007's Avatar
    I'm afraid that's not possible. You could, however, send sms from a website via WiFi but you won't be able to send SMS directly from your BB.

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    05-20-09 07:47 PM
  3. Username00089's Avatar
    SMS is not possible over Wi-Fi unless sent from your carriers website on your phone as skyrider007 said. But anything that's data, it's all systems go.
    05-20-09 07:55 PM
  4. gbsn's Avatar
    It might be possible with UMA from tmobile and the 8900, but with the bold its not

    The only thing that works over wifi in a blackberry is the blackberry internet service (which only works if you have a sim card inserted) and any other 3rd party app. SMSs rely on the carrier line, same as phone calls.
    05-20-09 07:56 PM
  5. tech-medic's Avatar
    Well, shoot.

    Thanks for the info anyway.

    Sometimes I miss my HTC 8525.
    05-20-09 09:19 PM
  6. benzworm's Avatar
    how did the 8525 do sms over wifi? i mean, you still need a network connection...

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    05-20-09 09:19 PM
  7. gt500driver's Avatar
    On a related note (sorry to theadjack), does BB messenger work over wi-fi if I have a bb data plan as well?

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    05-20-09 10:32 PM
  8. savioAMG's Avatar
    On a related note (sorry to theadjack), does BB messenger work over wi-fi if I have a bb data plan as well?

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    Nope. Only through the cellular network.
    05-20-09 10:36 PM
  9. ebedoun's Avatar
    bbm DOES work over wifi.

    My in-laws place has a very very weak signal. I actually turn the Mobile Network connection off and use their wifi. I use bbm over it all the time.
    05-20-09 11:28 PM
  10. benzworm's Avatar
    bbm DOES work over wifi.

    My in-laws place has a very very weak signal. I actually turn the Mobile Network connection off and use their wifi. I use bbm over it all the time.


    only if you have your sim card in and mobile network turned on
    05-20-09 11:31 PM
  11. M7mdAA's Avatar
    Nope. Only through the cellular network.
    BB messenger has worked numerous times with me over Wi-Fi . That is , turning off the network .
    05-20-09 11:35 PM
  12. ebedoun's Avatar
    only if you have your sim card in and mobile network turned on
    My sim card is in right now, i shut the mobile network off and turned wifi on and just now successfully sent and received a message.
    05-20-09 11:35 PM
  13. ebedoun's Avatar
    Did you have a SIM card inserted and the mobile network off? Does it work with the mobile network off? Does it still work then?
    Yes. it works for me.
    05-20-09 11:39 PM
  14. savioAMG's Avatar
    Wow. That's awesome. I never knew you could do this. I always assumed it didn't work over WiFi since it's part of the BB data and you can't send/receive emails over WiFi. It works... Very cool.
    05-20-09 11:43 PM
  15. ebedoun's Avatar
    I just confirmed that the sim does need to be in. I did not know that bit of info before this thread.

    Yea, I use this ALL the time. It is a great feature.
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    05-20-09 11:47 PM
  16. Artemis68's Avatar
    Yeah with a SIM and data plan, the only things that won't work over WiFi are SMS and calls (unless you have UMA). Emails still come in as quick as ever!
    06-06-09 11:06 PM
  17. synwars's Avatar
    Confirmed, SMS/MMS/calls only thru mobile network. Everything else works thru WiFi BIS.

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    06-07-09 01:10 AM
  18. temper85's Avatar
    ok so i have turned off my network i have "uma" in my screen and i still cant recieve emails us bbm or anything..... why is it not working for me but for everybody else?
    01-24-11 02:18 PM
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