Any knowledgeable on the topic of Blackberries?

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Found 22nd Apr 2011
So, my gf has bought a Blackberry 9300 from Three as that was the cheapest place. Been trying to get her set up with internet and a few other apps but been having trouble. Things aren't very straightforward as she hasn't got the Blackberry Internet Service, just a standard data plan.

It was locked to Three, but it's unlocked now courtesy of an unlock code from eBay. Texts and calls are working fine (now on Virgin Mobile)

Things that don't work:
- Google Talk, nor Windows Live Messenger (does this need BIS? Is there a workaround if so?)
- Internet over WiFi. Using Opera and it defaults to mobile internet even though the BB is connected to the router..

I don't understand all this Service Book junk. I was under the impression non-BB data plan people would only miss out on Blackberry Messenger and push email. Seems working around not having a BB data plan isn't as simple as first thought!!


i like balckberries in pies…rue

That is for bold but I suspect it will be same.

About browser configurationsThe browser on your BlackBerry® device … About browser configurationsThe browser on your BlackBerry® device supports multiple browser configurations for optimizing your browsing experience.If your BlackBerry device is associated with an email account that uses a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server that supports the BlackBerry Browser,you can use the BlackBerry Browser configuration to browse the Internet and your organization's intranet. If you use the BlackBerry Browserconfiguration, you might not be able to change some browser options.You can use the Internet Browser configuration to access web pages that enable you to subscribe to BlackBerry web push services or accessring tones. Depending on your wireless service provider, the Internet Browser configuration might not be available on your device or might usea different name. For more information about the Internet Browser configuration, contact your wireless service provider.You can use the WAP Browser configuration to access web pages from your wireless service provider that enable you to configure your accountinformation and subscribe to services such as voice mail.If you have a Wi-Fi® enabled device and if you are in a Wi-Fi coverage area, you can log in to a Wi-Fi access point and use the Hotspot Browserto browse web pages. If your device is associated with an email account that uses a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, your organization mightprevent the Hotspot Browser from appearing, or might restrict you from using the Hotspot browser to browse web pages.Set the default browser configuration1.On the Home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.2.Click Advanced Options.User Guide Browser1363.Click Browser.4.Set the Default browser configuration field.5.Press the Menu key.6.Click Save.

the above is from the user guide for 9300…pdf

Edited by: "dontasciime" 22nd Apr 2011

Original Poster


I actually did tell her to look at the manual, but apparently there wasn't one! Thanks for the link, will forward this on and see if it's just some settings which need tweaking for the WiFi to work.

Googling seems to indicate Google Talk requires BIS.. which sucks. Thought it'd only be Blackberry's own apps which needed it.
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