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    no carrier (wi-fi only)---still have e-mail and instant messaging?


    I have a Blackberry Bold 9650, OS 6 (from Verizon but no longer has data plan with Verizon); only Internet connection is wi-fi. I can still connect to the Internet fine but: can e-mail and instant messaging still work?
    More specifically:
    1. When I click on Setup: E-mail, it results in this:
    "Your device had a problem connecting to the server." Only options are Retry and Cancel.

    I removed and reinserted the SIM card and did a battery pull. Attempted to set up E-mail again---same results.

    2. In going to Setup: Instant Messaging, it yields this message: "Select the instant messaging application you want to set up." only option: return to Setup.

    Also, I am new to these forums, so if anyone has any information on how to find categories of the thousands of posts and responses (besides a key word search of the whole forums) that would be good to know.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Unfortunately, you will not be able to get e-mail or instant messaging without a data plan.

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    This is cause the phone looks for the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) for that stuff to work. Text messaging might still work but that's it.
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