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    Circumvent OTA-only downloads

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    Hey there, I just got a BlackBerry and I'm using socket connections over 1X to get internet so I don't have to pay the unnecessary (I'll get to that in a bit) RIM fees.

    I can get web access through Opera, but not BBOS Browser. I'd like to get the Gmail app for my device as I use Google Apps for my hosting (and subsequently wouldn't need to use BIS for anything), but I apparently can only get it from an OTA install.

    Anything I can do to circumvent this?

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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Nope, Don't think you can do anything for OTA downloads without a BB Browser. Sorry.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i don't think so either

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    Yea its not looking too good for you.

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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Suck it up and get a BB dataplan.

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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubdub
    Suck it up and get a BB dataplan.
    Which is 3+ times what I pay for data now, and which I wouldn't ever use? No thanks.

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    Is there any way to get the Gmail and Gmaps apps (those specific apps) for a 7250 directly?
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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    3+ times? what carrier do you have?
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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Jay
    Is there any way to get the Gmail and Gmaps apps (those specific apps) for a 7250 directly?
    No, there is currently no method to get around the system as it is designed. If you need GMail and Gmaps for a mobile phone, without paying the fees required for Blackberry Data, you are going to need a Non-Blackberry device.

    And even if you could, I don't think that they would work for you. I'm pretty sure that they require the RIM Gatway and not the TCP Gatway that you are using for Opera. Their gateway is controlled by the service books and lists the RIM Gatway.

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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by LaTuFu
    3+ times? what carrier do you have?
    Sprint, it's $15 a month (don't know if that's total or just my line) for 1X and $40 for Blackberry access.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    No, there is currently no method to get around the system as it is designed. If you need GMail and Gmaps for a mobile phone, without paying the fees required for Blackberry Data, you are going to need a Non-Blackberry device.

    And even if you could, I don't think that they would work for you. I'm pretty sure that they require the RIM Gatway and not the TCP Gatway that you are using for Opera. Their gateway is controlled by the service books and lists the RIM Gatway.

    Sorry.
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    Oh well. I can always get onto Gmail through Opera. Thanks for your help.

    One last question, is there a way I can set up the BBOS browser so I can use it on a per-kb basis?
    Last edited by Ethan Jay; 10-20-2007 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Jay
    Sprint, it's $15 a month (don't know if that's total or just my line) for 1X and $40 for Blackberry access.
    Thats pretty steep for BIS you sure that isnt their BES price?


    WOW i just went to sprints website their BB data plan is $49.99 and is on sale now for $39.99
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    Re: Circumvent OTA-only downloads

    sprints data plan is $40 but you can tether for free anywhere else you have to pay $70 bucks so its actually cheaper then other carriers data plans

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    i think the only way to get the browser i sto have sprint send it to you

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