BlackBerry Forums Support Community

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 7250
Posts: 7
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Move Fm Verizon To Cingular Keep device?

Please Login to Remove!

My company wants to move from verizon using BES and Exchange 2003 to Cingular using BES and Exchange 2003. We have Verizon 7250 devices. Can we move to Cingular without buying new devices? I am asking here due to sensitivty of contract negotiations that may hinge on this move and don't want to tip off vendors.

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-25-2006, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,924
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 463 Times in 399 Posts

No; Verizon and Cingular use different technologies. The CDMA based 7250 can not be made to work on the GSM based Cingular.

Old 06-25-2006, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
sigmamason's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 67
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Verizon = CDMA
Cingular = GSM

No chance of keeping your devices, will have to buy new...
We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight!!!
Travel Light!!!
Old 06-29-2006, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
stonent's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Model: 8220
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 1,734
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

The 7290 is the equivalent model for Cingular, however the 7250 can be made to run on the high speed Verizon EVDO network, but the 7290 is stuck on the slow GPRS network. The only other option is the 8700 which is more expensive and runs on the Cingular EDGE network which is not as fast as EVDO but still faster than GPRS.

Prior: BES: 7510, 7520, 7290, 7230, 7130, 8220 (No Data Plan), Droid Eris
Post your question on the forum, don't PM me.

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.