Blackberry 8820 and Wi-Fi – Do I need to pay for a Data Plan?

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Ok, so I recently switched from Verizon Wireless using the Treo 700W to T-Mobile using the Blackberry 8820 with WiFi. When using the Treo 700w, I used a wireless card in the slot to access my wireless internet at home without using any cell phone minutes. It was a completely separate function and I liked it. I'm new to Blackberry but I wanted to give it a try. I have wi-fi at home and I am able to set up a connection and my wi-fi is dark/black. When I open the "browser", UMA words are at the top and if I try to navigate to a website, I get a message from T-Mobile that wants me to subscribe to unlimited web access for $5.99 a month. So, am I actually accessing my home wi-fi to access the internet or am I just using T-mobile's edge network? I are confused! Thanks for any explanation you can provide.
ASKED: April 2, 2008  3:56 PM
UPDATED: April 15, 2008  3:43 PM

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You are not accessing the Wifi from the Blackberry at the moment.

If you can configure the blackberry to use the wifi when it is on you will not have to subscribe to a dataplan, I did this with my PPC 6700 when I had one. I would imagine your manual, Customer Service can help you get it configured, a blackberry specific site, or someone else here could help you with the blackberry configuration.

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