How to run Blackberry Messenger over Wi-Fi

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How to run Blackberry Messenger over Wi-Fi
When you are out of range of Wi-Fi, the BlackBerry will switch back to cellular data. (alex-mit/iStock/Getty Images)

If you want to avoid data overages, you can use your Wi-Fi network connection to run BlackBerry Messenger. When a Wi-Fi connection is established and saved on your BlackBerry, the phone will automatically defer to it when using a data-dependent application such as BlackBerry Messenger. The Wi-Fi connection is faster than the cellular data connection provided by your mobile service provider and is ideal for chatting on BlackBerry Messenger.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" key on your BlackBerry Messenger and click the "Manage Connections" icon.

  2. 2

    Click "Set Up Wi-Fi Network" and review the information to set up a Wi-Fi network on your BlackBerry. Click "Next."

  3. 3

    Click "Scan for Networks" and wait for the phone to search for available networks.

  4. 4

    Highlight the Wi-Fi network to use and press the trackpad. Enter the network settings for the connection, then click "Connect." Click "Save" when a connection is established.

  5. 5

    Press the "End" key to exit to the BlackBerry's home screen.

  6. 6

    Click the "Instant Messaging" icon and select "BlackBerry Messenger." A connection is established to the service automatically using your Wi-Fi connection.

  7. 7

    Click the name of a contact in your BlackBerry Messenger contact list and enter your message in the blank text field. Press the trackpad to send the message.

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