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    Question about data plan/wifi connection

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    As most of you know, I currently have the Storm AND the curve (tmobile). I cancelled all features on the curve except for unlimited nights and weekends..I don't need txt messaging since BBM is free. I cancelled the data plan though. BUT I got to thinking, I forgot that I use wifi on my curve while I am at home...So my question is, since I cancelled my data plan with Tmobile, if I use wifi will that work and not cost me extra since I do not have the data plan anymore?
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    Using wi-fi to browse won't cost you extra. Just be aware that not everything works with wi-fi only. Opera works, World Mate, Nobex Radio streaming, etc. doesn't. Any thing that requires a data plan won't work. I think you can't download anything OTA because all of that requires a data plan. I have a 8320 with a pre-paid line, no data and I use it to browse with - it's fast, it just doesn't do everything. Good luck.
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    Hm. thanks for the response.
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    Welcome. Also the Pinstack Launcher works fine - you just can't download it OTA unless I'm wrong but if you already have it on there, you're set. I'm still using the old version on my 8320 because there isn't a zip version to download on my p-c and load using DM (as far as I know.)

    We should form a "club" of "no data plan/wi-fi users" - only problem with that is that I have the 8330 as my main phone and use it for most things. Maybe a group on Pinstack of people who, for some reason, have a wi-fi phone with no data plan. What do you think?
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    Now that I think about it, I really dont see what I would need to use data for on that phone anyways..
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    brett, I think the biggest inconvenience is NOT being able to download OTA. Other than that, you'll be fine. You can PS, You can use Opera if you want more internet features and you can Google search. What more could a person want for "free?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    BBM works on data
    Wait.. BBM works on data? I thought BBM was free either way..Didnt need data plan or texting plan.. So if Im using WIFI then, will BBM still be free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    brett, I think the biggest inconvenience is NOT being able to download OTA. Other than that, you'll be fine. You can PS, You can use Opera if you want more internet features and you can Google search. What more could a person want for "free?"
    The thing is, I dont use this curve anymore for anything, I have my storm. Im just keeping this because I dont want to pay the cancellation fee for tmobile. So Im keeping this phone as emergencies and talking at night with it. Phone clarity is better on the curve then the storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettxw View Post
    Wait.. BBM works on data? I thought BBM was free either way..Didnt need data plan or texting plan.. So if Im using WIFI then, will BBM still be free?
    yes BBM uses data. if your on wifi i'm sure the BBM would go through the wifi but if your not on wifi and have no data plan...no BBM.
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    Oh this did not go as I planned haha. Im gonna take a shot and try BBMing on wifi. see what my bill is next month haha. Thanks for your help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    Bottom line, no data no BBM. No exceptions.
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    so BBM will not work over wifi?
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    Exactly Cat. I've tried it - no worky!
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    so BBM will not work over wifi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    Ezactly Cat. I've tried it - no worky!
    cool...good to know. i've never had wifi so i wasn't sure.
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