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Old 09-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of switching to Boost Mobile from Tmobile soon. Does anyone know if my Blackberry Pearl will work with their network? My friend just got Boost Mobile and I checked his phone and it does have a GSM card in it. Is it just a matter of getting a Boost Mobile card and putting it in my phone? Do I need to unlock my phone first? Any input would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume you wil want a blackberry data plan and unless something has changed recently, Boost doesn't offer this option.
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No, it will not work. Boost runs on the iDEN network, not GSM. They're completely different technologies. You could use the 8350i or the 7520 or 7100i.
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No BB data plan. Correct?
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That is correct.
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So, besides not having the BB data plan, the phone will not work at all? I guess I will look into the other phones jsconyers pointed out - it may be a good time to upgrade anyway since my phone is a year old or so.

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