1. paradive's Avatar
    i recently got wifi at my house.

    i can connect to with my Curve via the "manage connections" (at least it says it's connected) and the icon in the corner says it has 4 bars of signal, but if i go to send a text message... nothing. it even gives the little red x on the message like i have no connection.
    then if i go outside where it connects to EDGE, it's fine.

    so the question is, do i need to have a data plan to use the wifi with it?
    or is something else amiss?
    12-30-12 02:07 PM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    You need your mobile network switched on to send texts. They won't send over wifi.
    12-30-12 02:12 PM
  3. fernandez21's Avatar
    What is your signal inside the house? It can't send text messages over wifi, it must be sent through the carrier, so make sure you have a text messaging plan. You might be able to send BBMs though.
    12-30-12 02:13 PM
  4. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    If you can make voice calls, you should be able to send and receive text messages. BBM and Email messages, both use data and require a BB Data plan. As for connecting to WiFI, that depends on the model and the service books on the device.
    12-30-12 02:22 PM
  5. paradive's Avatar
    You need your mobile network switched on to send texts. They won't send over wifi.
    that's not the problem.
    i have an unlimited text plan.
    12-30-12 03:43 PM
  6. paradive's Avatar
    If you can make voice calls, you should be able to send and receive text messages. BBM and Email messages, both use data and require a BB Data plan. As for connecting to WiFI, that depends on the model and the service books on the device.
    so i need a data plan just to use the wifi?
    12-30-12 03:45 PM
  7. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Yes, you need a data plan to use WiFi. But (as noted above) that has nothing to do with sending SMS.
    12-30-12 03:50 PM
  8. uglyduckly's Avatar
    options -> Networks and connections -> Mobile network -> data services and tick "On"

    This is how i use the Torch over wifi WITHOUT SIM CARD.
    12-30-12 04:37 PM
  9. paradive's Avatar
    Yes, you need a data plan to use WiFi. But (as noted above) that has nothing to do with sending SMS.
    then why won't it use it to send texts?
    12-30-12 05:21 PM
  10. Phill_UK's Avatar
    then why won't it use it to send texts?
    Texts will only send over your carrier's mobile network. They will not send over wifi.
    12-30-12 05:26 PM
  11. paradive's Avatar
    Texts will only send over your carrier's mobile network. They will not send over wifi.
    ok.
    that's kinda what i was asking.
    12-30-12 05:37 PM
  12. Phill_UK's Avatar
    That's kinda what I said right at the beginning
    12-30-12 05:44 PM
  13. SparkyBC's Avatar
    Just using wifi you will have a browser and that's it. No BBM, Emails SMS etc..
    12-30-12 09:39 PM
  14. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Just using wifi you will have a browser and that's it. No BBM, Emails SMS etc..
    If you're running OS7.1 and have a BB data plan, you'll still get all your usual BIS services using wifi only... except SMS obviously.
    12-30-12 09:43 PM
  15. TheBear64's Avatar
    Just using wifi you will have a browser and that's it. No BBM, Emails SMS etc..
    You can do email with third party apps. I highly recommend LogicMail for email over WIFI.
    12-31-12 10:08 AM

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