BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2008, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 8350i
Carrier: Nextel
Posts: 194
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default What will happen to my BES if I change my SIM?

Please Login to Remove!

You may have seen my post yesturday about not being able to MMS from my Nextel 7100i BB. I've spoken to tech support and they are telling me that my SIM is not MMS capable (older series) and that I need to get a newer sim. They also had my phone listed as a non BB so it's a wonder that it ever worked at all.

My local dealer is willing to do this work for me (SIM) but I'm wondering what will happen to my BES activation? Will it be wiped for the phone? Should I be ready to totally re-create the BES account?

Just wondering what I'm getting myself into to be able to MMS (SMS). I had resisted texting as I think it's the downfall of our society, but it's time for me to get on the bus. Afterall when your friends will only envite you to the bar with a text message you better get with the program. My buddy told me that his 12yo daughter does 15k messages PER MONTH during the school year and she hit 25k during the summer. He was kinda proud of it. I wonder how many walls she walked into doing it? I've already broken the news to my kids (one is 10), that they won't be seeing a cell phone for quite a while. Problem is, even at 10 most of her friends already have them. Trying not to be the "VCR flashing 12:00" generation.

Roveer
Offline  
Old 08-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

A new SIM will not break your connection with the BES. The BES uses the PIN of the devices, not the SIM. You will be fine if you change SIM cards.
Offline  
Old 08-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 8350i
Carrier: Nextel
Posts: 194
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Won't I lose my enterprise activation when they pull/swap my SIM? Doesn't some part of the BES configuration sit on the sim? Configuration? Email messages? Something?
Offline  
Old 08-08-2008, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
penguin3107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Model: iOS 5
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 11,701
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 237 Times in 219 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roveer View Post
Won't I lose my enterprise activation when they pull/swap my SIM? Doesn't some part of the BES configuration sit on the sim? Configuration? Email messages? Something?
None of the above.
BES doesn't care about the SIM at all... other than require it to have an Enterprise BlackBerry Data Plan provisioned on it.
Nothing BES related gets stored on it.
__________________
BCSA
BES 5.0.3 MR4 :-: Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3
http://port3101.org
Offline  
Old 08-08-2008, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
ashworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 625
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

just make sure your new sim is properly pervisioned.
__________________
Cheers,
Ash


My BlackBerry GPS Golf Application | Mileage Calculator
Offline  
Old 08-18-2008, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 8350i
Carrier: Nextel
Posts: 194
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Now you've peaked my interest. What exactly is a "Blackberry Enterprise Data plan?" When I first got this blackberry I did not have BES, not even close, as a matter of fact Nextel thought my blackberry was a i950 or something like that, not even a blackberry. What ever data plan I had worked with BES. I believe I had a basic blackberry data plan. Nothing special about Enterprise. Now I'm concerned that they will screw things up by switching the SIM because they'd have to provision the new sim and seeing that they have managed to screw things up every time they touch our phones, I'm beginning to think I should leave this alone until the new blackberry's come out in a year or 2 (grin). Afterall, I can text using the email addy's for the major carriers that I've now made a "note" in my BB.

Guess I should just leave this alone and go find something else to fiddle with.

Roveer
Offline  
Old 08-18-2008, 01:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

Does Nextel offer different blackberry data plans or is the enterprise plan the only one they offer?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.