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Old 08-20-2007, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought an unlocked Blackberry Pearl and having trouble figuring out how to switch the Verizon services from 7130e to the 8100 Pearl. Possible?
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a sim card from At&t or T-Mobile and data plan.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So it can not be used with Verizon?
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's really the sort of question you should have asked before buying the Pearl.
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No Verizon does not use sim cards. The pearl works on a gsm network and verizon is cdma.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ooops. You should think of switching carriers or putting your Pearl on eBay.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I actually called Verizon before I bought the Pearl to see if they were GSM, and whoever I talked to said yes. I would have never bought it if it were not for this person. Apparently they did not have a clue. Thanks
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Unfortunately most csr don't have a clue. Just try and resell it. The person you spoke probably tuned out after the words "blackbery" and "gsm" and automatically assumed your were asking about the 8830 which is a gsm/cdma hybrid
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