1. leo199387's Avatar
    Hi everyone,, I am new from the bb

    I would like to ask if I change the service book , am I able to use other data plan or just connect to the wifi to use the bbm wif my fd??!


    Or is there other ways that not require the bb plan in order to use the bbm?

    Thx x 10000000000
    10-25-10 02:25 PM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    you HAVE to have a BIS/BES plan for BBM to work. By paying that charge your carrier authorizes you phone on the BIS/BES servers. If you do not pay it, they do not authorize you... stinks? sure... but it's their protocol, not mine.

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    10-25-10 02:34 PM
  3. leo199387's Avatar
    sorry,,,but what is bis/bes- -?!
    10-25-10 02:42 PM
  4. Fubaz's Avatar
    BIS- BlackBerry Internet Service
    BES - BlackBerry Enterprise Server
    BIS is what the everyday user has for internet on their BB
    BES is what companies use for their services.

    So you will need at least BIS to run bbm, no questions or way around it.

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    10-25-10 03:04 PM
  5. valorian's Avatar
    BIS = Blackberry Internet Service
    BES = BlackBerry Enterprise Service

    BIS is what the everyday user gets when they signup with a carrier.
    BES is what most people use when the phone is from the company they work for.
    10-25-10 03:06 PM
  6. leo199387's Avatar
    so,, how many mb will u suggest?! Is 500mb enough?

    and the wifi is only for internet,right?!
    10-25-10 03:08 PM
  7. Fubaz's Avatar
    500mb is more than enough.

    A lot of 3rd party apps will run over WiFi.

    I have a 500mb plan, my phone never leaves my side and I use it a lot.

    I've never gone over 290mb(using no WiFi at all). RIM has a very good data compression system in place. I'd say even a 200mb plan ( only available by some carriers) is sufficient if you are using WiFi mainly.


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    10-25-10 03:15 PM
  8. leo199387's Avatar
    Vodafone - Mobile Phones, Mobile Internet, Broadband & Email

    which one should I get...?!

    I just want to bbm ...

    I dont want to join the pay monthly plan..
    10-25-10 03:30 PM
  9. syb0rg's Avatar
    Vodafone - Mobile Phones, Mobile Internet, Broadband & Email
    which one should I get...?!
    I just want to bbm ...
    I dont want to join the pay monthly plan..
    To get BBM, you will have to Data Package, regardless of how expensive or how cheap. There is no way around it. W/o a Data Plan, Vodafone will not authorize your phone for BIS/BES services.

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    10-25-10 03:35 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    If you can get wifi in most places, you can get a data plan with a small amount of data, because BBM WILL work via wifi, once you are connected to the BIS, and any data package at all will get you connected to your carrier's BIS. And the time spent over wifi will not count towards your data allowance.
    10-25-10 04:04 PM
  11. Jude526's Avatar
    a data plan is necessary. No exceptions

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    10-26-10 10:59 PM
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