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About connecting to a WLAN

With WLAN technology, your BlackBerry® device can access the Internet by connecting to a wireless router or wireless access point at your home, work, or in a hotspot area. Your device uses the WLAN instead of the mobile network to visit web pages, send and receive email messages, and so on. When you connect to the Internet with a WLAN, you might avoid data charges that are associated with using your mobile network, and, in many cases, the connection speed is faster.

Hotspots are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and so on. Some hotspots are free to use, while others require payment. Your wireless service provider might provide an application for your device that allows you to log in to a hotspot. If you do not have an application on your device, you might have to set up your own account online and log in manually.

When you connect to a WLAN, your device saves the connection information so that the next time that you are within range of that WLAN, your device connects to it automatically.

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