1. boys_inter's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am off to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks for one week and have purchased a plan from my carrier which includes unlimited texting, and 50 voice minutes. No data, as i will use wifi to reply to emails and BBM.

    I would just like to know what my settings on my BlackBerry should be set at before travelling not to incur any charges with my carrier. So far i have data turned off while roaming. How do i receive and send email and BBM over wifi? Any settings i should be aware of?

    Rob
    01-03-12 04:51 PM
  2. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    You need data to use BIS (BBM/Email).

    You can unlock your Blackberry device and use a sim card from another GSM carrier.
    Sometimes using a prepaid local sim card with Blackberry data plan can be a good solution if you carrier is charging too much for the use of the device outside of your country.
    01-04-12 12:53 PM
  3. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    blackberry-unlocking710 is correct. You need BIS to use WIFI on OS 6/7
    01-04-12 01:00 PM
  4. QWKSNKE's Avatar
    email works on wifi, BBM does not.

    In network settings turn Data when Roaming to off. this will keep you from incurring from any charges. I have done this on several international trips
    Last edited by QWKSNKE; 01-04-12 at 07:30 PM.
    01-04-12 07:26 PM
  5. jbeachy's Avatar
    email works on wifi, BBM does not.

    In network settings turn Data when Roaming to off. this will keep you from incurring from any charges. I have done this on several international trips
    qwksnke, wondering about your experience and why we keep coming up with different answers :-) I use BBM all the time on WiFi, even with the radio turned off. I'm running Verizon Bold 9650/6.0.0.524. Wondering what you have that seems to return different results (sorry, on wap and can't see your device if you have it in your profile).

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    01-04-12 08:51 PM
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