It might be difficult to fathom now, but there might come a day when your current BlackBerry loses its mojo. No, I’m not talking about the day when you BlackBerry falls in the toilet. I’m talking about a necessary cutting of your data — and therefore BIS — plan. Maybe you just need to cut that cost from your life. Maybe you’re switching to a different phone but still want access on your BlackBerry. Whatever the reason, getting email on your BlackBerry without BIS is a pain. Really, doing anything on your BlackBerry without BIS (or BES, or course) is a pain. There are a few ways you can retain access, though, even though your messages application will remain empty. If you search around a bit, you might find pointers to such services as Funambol and Tiggit. From my experience, however, these services still require you have carrier data plan. Accessing them from WiFi only simply does not work. That leaves users in quite a bind. When testing this I even tried the Gmail mobile app, figuring that would solve the problem. No dice. Even typing mail.google.com into the browser didn’t work. That last one really got me. Is it even possible to access email on your BlackBerry via WiFi? To be clear, if you have a regular data plan — say from a prepaid provider — but not a BlackBerry data plan, you can access things such as Tiggit, Funambol, and Gmail. You can also check out this post for a few more ideas on activating your BlackBerry with a data plan, but without BIS. Clearly, if you have a data plan accessing your email is fairly simple. If you don’t have a data plan and rely on WiFi? I haven’t found a way yet. So consider this akin to a forum thread. Chime in with your ideas. I’ll even update the post if we get some positive tests.