BlackBerry forum: 8320 Internet issue...thanks in advance!

by: treefrog11 November 21, 2012 7:52 PM PST

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8320 Internet issue...thanks in advance!

by treefrog11 - 11/21/12 7:52 PM

Hello all and thank you in advance for considering my problem.

To begin, I have spent a decent amount of time researching this issue and have tried a number of remedies.

My issue: I would like be able to use the Curve 8320 to surf the net over wi-fi without a data plan. I don't see why this is an unreasonable request given that I do the same thing with my laptop at home, in Starbucks, at work and at the local library. This issue has become quite frustrating because there have been people who have posted that they have been able to use their Blackberry's without a data plan.

What I have done:
-wiped out phone shortly after receiving it from EBAY
-was able to surf the web before I realized I was getting charged...promptly had T-Mobile block data on my account
-I asked T-mobile if I could use WI-Fi without a data plan and the rep said, "yes."
-Turned of data on the phone
-updated the phone with Blackberry's 4.5 OS?
-Downloaded Opera Mini to my PC and then successfully installed it on the 8320
-changed the browser to "hotspot browser"
-enabled the firewall on the phone
-edited Opera Mini preferences to "allow"

My thoughts:
-When I wiped the phone, did I also wipe necessary
-It seems that the Blackberry and T-mobile browser would not allow me to connect to the internet. This is why I downloaded Opera Mini. Was this a correct move?
-What is the reason this is so difficult?
Other stuff (updated):

When I attempt to use Opera Mini, I get an error message that it was trying to "connect to a low-level network." I did some research and then edited the setting in Opera Mini to "Allow," I also enable the firewall on the phone.

Then when I tried Opera Mini, I got a new error message that said, "the application operette 4$2dhifi has attempted to open a connection to a location inside the firewall and outside the firewall which is, not allowed by your IT policy."


This is where I am currently.

Again, thank you for considering my issue.

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