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Old 12-29-2010, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just wanted to know if it was possible to take my verizon blackberry curve 8330 and make it work for sprint
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. Sprint do not activate Verizon devices, just like Verizon don't activate Sprint devices.
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i meant like unlocking it
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same answer. You can't "unlock" CDMA devices. You can only unlock GSM devices. Sprint will not allow Verizon BBs on their network.
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No. A 8330 is CDMA and cannot be unlocked.
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bummer ok time to try to sell it =)
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Sorry to thread-jack, but I was given a hand-me-down Verizon 8330 from my sister, and am going to spend the next couple of months in a South American country which happens to have a CDMA network (I've even seen people using imported Verizon-branded phones). I'm just wondering:

1) Any special steps I have to take in order to use the phone on the other network (akin to "SIM unlocking" of GSM phones)?

2) Do I have to register separately with RIM to use Blackberry Messenger?

3) Is there anything else I should know about that I don't (total BB noob)?

Thanks for any and all help
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1. You need to call the South American company and specifically ask them if they will activate a Verizon device on their network. Many CDMA carriers will not activate devices branded from other carriers.

2. Yes. BlackBerry Messenger requires a BlackBerry Data Plan to be active on the device.

3. Call. Call. Call the carrier to verify what you need to do. Before you go.
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