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Old 04-08-2012, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help using 9630 in Afghanistan

You need to have BIS to anything you're looking to do on your device, not just the regular data plan.

Etisalat allows for prepaid BlackBerry, but unfortunately you will have to call them to activate it most likely. My suggestion is to see if there is someone at the phone shop on your base speaks enough English to understand what you need (activate BlackBerry) and can then speak to one of the CSRs at Etisalat in Dari or Pashto for you. That will likely get better results than you dealing with the English speaking CSRs.

To be quite honest with you though, your best bet for Internet is to use AWCC with an iPhone or Android device. Their Internet plan is straightforward and they're the most reliable in the country (unless you're at EB Sharana where all carriers shut off at 1900 LOL).
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