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July 20th 2011 5:51 pm

Can a blackberry continue to work and get data over wifi after it has been deactivated?

I hope to be getting a new phone within the next few months. I've been using a blackberry curve for a while and I've heard that data won't work once the device is no longer activated with a carrier, even over wifi. I was hoping to still be able to use the berry as a simple email/messaging device around the house over my wifi after I moved on to a different phone. Can anybody confirm this is true or not?
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I asked this same question ~3 months ago and turns out you can't:­/question­/is­-it­-possible­-to­-use­-the­-blackb...

What's weird is that some apps still work on my Blackberry, like Twitter, Google Apps, Google Voice...but nothing else. Not sure what's going on there, but don't expect it to work like a normal Blackberry (minus the phone capabilities).
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Ahh, sorry for the duplicate question then! I was afraid that might be the case with the phone. I think it all comes back to RIM's insistance that everything go through their servers and what not. I guess I could still use the gmail app though. Thanks
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Cass, the most of people is stucks when we saying about Blackberry. I was take various word combinations on google and I had find a guide.

You can use this step by step guide to free your blackberry of BIS/BES expansive plans. Maybe you should need downgrade your OS version. Now I'm using Mail/Browser/WhatsUp, with my mobile data plan (not BIS or BES). Regards.
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