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Old 10-25-2011, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now before telling me to use the Q&A, I have read various forums and answers and all diverge and I cant set myself a clear picture if it is true or not.

Until a couple of hours ago I believed that unlocking my phone would not cause me any trouble but on the internet there are some sources saying that there.

Well here is my problem. I bought my BlackBerry 9700 in France and it is locked to SFR. I have now moved to Spain and was about to buy an unlock code from this website to be able to buy either a Vodafone or Orange SIM card and make my BBM and internet work with the spanish data plan.

Now I have read from some sources that are concerned that if you unlock your phone you will loose BBM and internet.

So if I buy an unlock code for my french BB in order to use it on a spanish data plan will my internet and BBM still work ?

If no are there some ways to fix it ? Like unlocking it and then clicking register so that it registers on the spanish network or buying a Vodafone sim since they are SFR partners ?

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Default Re: Will I loose my BBM and Internet if I unlock my phone ?

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I believed that unlocking my phone would not cause me any trouble
This is true. Unlocking has no effect on your ability to use data on the device.

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Now I have read from some sources that are concerned that if you unlock your phone you will loose BBM and internet.
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So if I buy an unlock code for my french BB in order to use it on a spanish data plan will my internet and BBM still work ?
Yes, as long as your SIM card is provisioned with the correct BlackBerry data package.
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Default Re: Will I loose my BBM and Internet if I unlock my phone ?

Pay attention to the last line of the previous post.
You MUST have a BlackBerry Data plan on the SIM card that you are using.
Note that a BlackBerry can only be active against one data plan at a time.
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Default Re: Will I loose my BBM and Internet if I unlock my phone ?

Some networks/carriers only require you to have a normal data plan to use the non BlackBerry specific features like the internet, whereas BBM and Push Email are BlackBerry specific. Just check with your new intended network/carrier.
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Some networks/carriers only require you to have a normal data plan to use the non BlackBerry specific features like the internet, whereas BBM and Push Email are BlackBerry specific. Just check with your new intended network/carrier.
This is incorrect. Please do not post misinformation.
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