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Old 06-26-2008, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was hoping to find this thru a search, but after about an hour of searching, I didn't find anything that helped me.

Would there be any issues running an 8130 that was originally a Verizon phone on the Alltel network? The phone was more or less given to me because my 8703e is acting up. I would like to use this phone for many reasons.

I've already had it activated, and I can text / make calls, but it isn't connected to the Blackberry Internet Service.

Any thoughts? I'd hate to have to break my 8703e and pay the insurance to get another one.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An update here...

I installed an Alltel OS that I found on here, and still nothing. I'd rather not have to pay to get my 8703 replaced...
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if they let you activate it then you should be able to use it.
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the frequencies are the same, however CDMA carriers are not required to unlock their devices for use on other networks. So they almost certainly wont let you activate it.
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Well, I am actually using the phone. Data is the only thing I can't get to work. Oh well, it doesn't seem like it's going to work as nicely as I had hoped. I'm probably going to file the claim and get another 8703e.
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