BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Model: 8130
Carrier: Virgin
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default BB Pearl 8130 & BB Curve Switch?

Please Login to Remove!

Not gonna lie, I'm completely clueless about this.

I had no idea what to name this question, and I'm not sure how to even explain the question that I have, but I'll try to make the most sense that I can.

I currently have a Blackberry Pearl 8130 (with virgin, bought by me) and a Blackberry Curve (with Rogers).

The curve was found by my father at a Tim Hortons in another province, and I spent about two weeks trying to contact the owner but I've had no luck, so now I take it as finders keepers.

I noticed that the Curve about two days after I had it, it displayed a message saying "sim card rejected" (I have no idea what this means but maybe you could explain).

About three days ago, I dropped my Pearl and it hasn't been working too well, and I thought about using the Curve as my new phone.

What can I do to the Curve to change the phone number to my current phone number that is with my Pearl?

Is this even possible since they're different carriers?

I also read that Virgin does not use sim cards?

Can anyone make some sense of this? And explain how and why I can/can't use the Curve as my new phone?

Last edited by OhHeyThere : 08-29-2010 at 07:23 PM.
Old 08-30-2010, 07:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Spam Reporter
dc/dc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IAD
Model: 6230
Carrier: Voicestream
Posts: 14,530
Post Thanks: 220
Thanked 345 Times in 311 Posts

No, you cannot use the Rogers phone because it is GSM and Virgin is CDMA. They are incompatible technologies.

The "SIM card Rejected" message means that the owner of the Curve got a new SIM card.
I h8 txtspk.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.