Originally Posted by Bilaal.S
Hi, first of all: Blackberry's rule.
What's the deal with releasing PIN's?
They identify the handset uniquely to the Blackberry infrastracture so you can register your mail accounts against it and receive pushmail and connectivity transport. PINs have to be de-registered from one carrier in order for the handset to successfully register on another.
I've bought a used Blackberry Curve 8310, round about in Oct 09, i've never released the PIN or get onto a BB data plan, since most PAYG sims in the UK don't support BB, yet.
They did support BB plans on PAYG long before that. Orange did, T-mob was selling PAYG Pearls. Orange even did a data-only plan on the blackberries that i now cant see on their site.
Can i release this PIN and start using Orange PAYG? i heard they have a payg bb bolt on or something. If so, is there a num or something i can use?
The original owner can release the PIN, not you. What you CAN do is get Orange to send you a free PAYG sim (either follow a link on their site or give them a call and tell them you're contemplating joining - a sim would be in the post in no-time), register with the network, give the support line a call and ask for the blackberry plan to be activated on your number.
They will ask for your PIN/IMEI and they will inform you if they cannot activate a plan on your handset. It's the minimum cost (free) solution for you in order to get your answer.