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Old 04-14-2007, 12:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Dimdem
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Originally Posted by rivviepop View Post
Possibly you have a prototype that wasn't supposed to be on the street and sold? Take a look at your IMEI (should be listed on a sticker under the battery, etc.) -- does it start with 00? A proto has a special IMEI with those digits.

ref:
http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:...ent=googlet#16

Note '001' for North America as per the link above. Maybe this is why your phone is having issues? Also, I *bet* (I don't know, just making an educated guess) that RIM has test PIN numbers as well, which might actually be the data problem. Take a look at your PIN -- does it look fishy in any way (all the same digit, some impossible pattern like 012345, etc.)?
No, the IMEI doesn't start with 00, and the PIN looks "random."
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