Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

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Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

Hello,

 

Here is My Question.  I have Blackberry 8520 without a data plan.

 

I set it up to so that I can access internet through my home WI-FI.

 

But when I was trying to set up my bb to access my GMAIL using my Home WI-FI  and after I entered my gmail address it asked for activation code.

 

When I called FIDO they told me call tech services which I will do Tonight but I want to know if it is possible to access your Gmail using home WI-FI ?

 

Did anyone else have the same issue?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

Hi andazamanka,

 

unlike smartphones, a blackberry phone's e-mail capabilities are controlled by an external server owned by RIM where as regular smart phones e-mail capabilites are configured right in the handset.

 

Because te blackberry server handles the e-mails, it also requries customers to subscribe to a blackberry specific data plan by your provider ie: fido.

 

Even though you can use wifi on your phone, you will not be able to set up your g-mail account unless you subscribe to a blackberry package.  once you have a blackberry plan, the e-mail will work via the cellular data as well as wifi. 

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Re: Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

Hi andazamanka,

 

unlike smartphones, a blackberry phone's e-mail capabilities are controlled by an external server owned by RIM where as regular smart phones e-mail capabilites are configured right in the handset.

 

Because te blackberry server handles the e-mails, it also requries customers to subscribe to a blackberry specific data plan by your provider ie: fido.

 

Even though you can use wifi on your phone, you will not be able to set up your g-mail account unless you subscribe to a blackberry package.  once you have a blackberry plan, the e-mail will work via the cellular data as well as wifi. 

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So if I am understanding it right if go in for the $10.00 smartphone data plan then I will be able to access my gmail through my blackberry. is that correct?

 

 

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there is no $10 option for blackberries.

 

the minimum is 15, then there is 25 and 30.

 

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Re: Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

Actually their email option is no longer 15$... They dropped it down to 10 $ Smiley

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this must be new? when i had it it was $15
how much is the $25 plan cost now?
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Re: Using Gmail on Blackberry Curve 8520

Thanks for all the help guys.  the $15.00 data plan that FIDO had is now $10.00 as per their plan & Data brochure apparently the data plan rates were revised as recently as May 3rd. I was able to get it for $25 monthy plan + $10 data plan a nice deal for my requirements.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

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