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BBP 02-08-2008 01:28 AM

Can A Pearl Bought in Canada Work Anywhere?
 
Hi! The Pearl is such a great device that carriers around the world charge an arm and a leg for it. Is it possible to buy a genuine open line (unlocked) pearl from a RIM store in Canada for use in Asia? My carrier scares me by saying the IMEI# won't match. Are open line BBPearl devices sold on an open line basis by RIM, the same way that Nokia does? If all the answers to my queries are no, then how can I have my device unlocked?
Thanks, all.

Evil Ernie 02-08-2008 01:44 AM

There are no RIM stores... Berries are only sold by tha carriers or by third party distributors...

Don't worry about what your carrier says.... just activate with any IMEI and pop your SIM inside...

BBP 02-08-2008 02:06 AM

Thanks! Apt quote too.

Redflea 02-08-2008 12:06 PM

There are RIM stores...BB has started opening retail outlets. There was a post here a while back on it.

RIM opens BlackBerry retail store - FierceCIO:TechWatch - Tech Headlines, Technology News Articles, IT Reviews

BBP 03-02-2008 07:55 AM

Thanks for this new info!

NJBlackBerry 03-02-2008 08:01 AM

But they are STILL only selling devices through the carriers. The stores are not selling unlocked or unbranded devices.

hrmles1 03-02-2008 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evil Ernie (Post 827021)
There are no RIM stores... Berries are only sold by tha carriers or by third party distributors...

Don't worry about what your carrier says.... just activate with any IMEI and pop your SIM inside...

RIM actually has a store in Detroit, Michigan. Here's the link: RIM goes it alone with new BlackBerry store

NJBlackBerry 03-02-2008 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 856469)
But they are STILL only selling devices through the carriers. The stores are not selling unlocked or unbranded devices.

Echo..

John Clark 03-02-2008 11:02 PM

u sure?


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