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Can you use BBM purely over Wi-Fi?

Could you use BBM in a BlackBerry that doesn't have data or a SIM??

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Apr. 24, 2012 at 13:16

My Bold 9900 acted a bit strangely when there was no SIM inside, but yes, generally speaking you can use it just with WiFi. However: initially, to set up the BB, you do need a valid SIM card in the phone.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 24, 2012 at 13:16

My Bold 9900 acted a bit strangely when there was no SIM inside, but yes, generally speaking you can use it just with WiFi. However: initially, to set up the BB, you do need a valid SIM card in the phone.

jfklshjjhsfkjfshsaf  Apr. 30, 2013 at 16:19

i have been tryin to set it up without a sim just wifi and says incifficient balance or not connrcted to wifi so i guess its cuz i have no sim it wont let me set it up screen goes all blue and says settin up bbm n it doesnt go anywhere any sudgestions other then sim card

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2013 at 19:21

You need a SIM card when you first set up your BB and/or BBM. BIS is network specific. YOU pay your network for a Blackberry add-on! (except for the new Blackberry 10 devices - Z10 and Q10). So, there is no way to setup any services that use BIS without a SIM! You may be able to use 3rd party applications such as Opera Mini etc via WiFi without setting up your phone first. But get a fr*gging SIM, already ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 7, 2013 at 10:32

My reply above is not valid for BB10 (Z10 and Q10) - you do not need a sim to get started with those, mainly because BB10 no longer requires BIS data-addons

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