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Old 04-29-2005, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi just purchased an unlocked blackberry 7290 on ebay. however, i am now told that i need to sign up with a contract with a dedicated data sim card that can push the emails to the device.

now i understand this concept, but i have a few pay as you go sim cards from different countries, all have gprs enabled. now i know the "push" email service will not work with these sim cards, but is it possible for me to plug one of these sim cards into the blackberry, and actively myself peridodically tell the blackberry to check my emails when its suits me over gprs (sort of like using the send/receive button in ms outlook), as opposed to the "push" method when they are delivered in real time ???

any help will be greatly appreciated.


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If they have GPRS enabled, I would think you could get email via "push". Basically, you just need data access to the wireless network which GPRS is the data network.


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thanks for the quick reply

i just rang a store in london (i live in the uk) and they said to use the "push" method, i need a dedicated contract sim card which is registered to RIM together with my POP3 details. apparently RIM handle the push email method, i.e. when an email is received at my inbox, the server at RIM (which has my POP3 username and password) is notified, and this email is pushed to my blackberry, wherever it is in the world.

now how would push work with my pay as you go sim cards, if no server in these countries are notified of my POP3 username and password?

thanks, sorry if my knowledge is ignorant!
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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my local telco only support BB push mails on post-paid sim card with BB data plan.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have never seen pay as you go BlackBerry SIMs. Whatever SIM you use, however, must be provisioned with a specific BlackBerry plan on it. GPRS by itself will not work, it must be BlackBerry enabled. RIM does handle a portion the service that the networks have to pay them for (which is why you have to pay the network for BlackBerry service). A GPRS SIM might get you service for a little while, but eventually, RIM or the network will recognize it and shut it down.
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Default BlackBerry 7100 on Pay as You Go

I have seen this offer I dont know if it is of any i8ntrest to you. BlackBerry 7100 on Pay as You Go

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Hi here is an other on for you guys...
My service provider is videotron(gprs)
They do not offer the blackberry, but I'm thinking of buying one on ebay that is unlo*ked and putting my sim card in it.
I see that the 7290 uses the gprs for emails and gsm for talking, if my provider uses gprs will I be able to talk(Idont need the email and stuff).
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