Before I left South Africa, I was struggling to find the answer to How to Roam internationally without those insane bills. I posted questions and received answers from people who have done it in the past. This can be found here. I like to test things personally so I took two phones with me overseas and I can finally put this one to bed and personally confirm that Blackberry services used abroad on a WiFi network with no international charges works. Here is what I did :
I have two Blackberries :
The first phone, I have NO international roaming at all (not even SMS)
The second phone, I have enabled international Roaming and then before I left South Africa, I SMSed “Roamon” to 123 (Vodacom in South Africa) and it put my phone to received SMS only.
I am now overseas, on a WiFi networks and all Blackberry services such as Mail and BBM work perfectly on BOTH phones.
So finally, we have an answer to this mystery – if you want to know how to do it, check out this
I put in a local SIM card that doesnt have Blackberry Services on it in the one phone only to discover that after doing that the Blackberry Services NO LONGER worked over WiFi !!
I then put in my SA SIM back in the phone and the Blackberry Services DO NOT come back.
so it seems like it lost the APN connection and when I compare it to my “working bbm phone”, it looks like the Blackberry certificates are no longer here and so far I cant seem to find a way to manually add them…