1. newberryward's Avatar
    Help! I have an older model Blackberry 7250 that was given to me. I had it activated with my phone carrier (Cellular South) and added the unlimited interet and email plan. The main screen on the phone says Data connection refused. I can't get on the internet. I can receive calls and send text messages but I kind of wanted this phone for the interet purposes. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
    12-19-08 10:19 AM
  2. flop's Avatar
    RIM data connection runs on top of standard data connections.

    It sounds like you have a standard data connection without the RIM add-ons. This means that you cannot use the ******** RIM e-mail or RIM browsing. This is what the message on your phone is referring to.

    However, you might be able to use standard e-mail and standard browsing provided you use alternative software. Examples might be Opera Mini and Gmail Mobile
    01-06-09 11:30 AM
  3. bb_bold's Avatar
    You might want to call your carrier to make sure they provisioned your data services correctly, and try resending your service books, which also might fix the problem.
    02-02-09 07:38 PM
  4. rambo47's Avatar
    You need a bona fide Blackberry data plan, not a generic smart phone plan.
    02-03-09 07:09 PM