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Old 10-11-2006, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i currently have nextel partners bb and am switching to sprints bb, but i don't want to lose my @nextel.blackberry.net email account as everyone i know has it. does anyone know if it's possible and if so how to go about having the email forwarded to my new sprint email account?

if you have/had sprint you know how big of a pain it's going to be to find someone who actually has a clue on how to do it if it's possible. so any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry not possible to do
only thing i can recommend is to make sure Nextel completely deletes your old account - that way ppl will know not to use it as they'll get an email indicating that the address is not valid
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i just got off the phone with a conference call between nextel tier 2 bb support, and sprint's advanced support and they both confirmed that even though it's a partners account with me porting my number over everything should go over without any problems. i stressed to them that i was concerned the email account would be closed and they assured me that it shouldn't be a problem, and if so then to call advanced support and they'd help me get it resolved.

i guess we'll see what happens on sunday when the number's ported. now i just wish there was a way to mass email everyone who's emailed me informing them of the new address.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is why I don't use the @nextel.blackberry.net email address. I have all my email going to Gmail (or similiar) and have the BIS account pull it from there. Your Gmail account doesn't care what the @nextel.blackberry.net account is. This leaves you completely portable from one carrier to another.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is why I don't use the @nextel.blackberry.net email address. I have all my email going to Gmail (or similiar) and have the BIS account pull it from there. Your Gmail account doesn't care what the @nextel.blackberry.net account is. This leaves you completely portable from one carrier to another.
that's what i'm planning on doing, but it's a little late now.
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Agreed. Never use the BB device email directly. You found out one reason. The other is because if you get spam on it then you'll have a difficult time filtering it.
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yeah i've had a gmail account for a while just never used it, but i'm opening my eyes now to see the benefits. i just got the phone today, but it'll be sunday before the number and email get ported.
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whomever told you that you can keep that address if you move to another carrier, well, they are wrong..you can't do it...
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