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Old 12-21-2007, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought an unlocked Curve on e-bay which is branded by AT&T but I plan to use on a T-Mobile network. I am having some trouble setting up all of the features.

First, I can receive and make calls and the phone recognizes that I am on t-mobile's network, but it says that I am roaming in the "Services Status".

Second, it recognizes my e-mail address and says it has been set up successfully but I cannot send or receive messages on it.

Third,I am unable to send text messages due to an error "uncaught exception: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException". However, I can receive texts.

Lastly, I am unable to activate the GPS feature. While I can get to the screen where I download it from (ota.telenav.com/ota/at), the download always fails. The error reads "907 Invalid COD HTTP Error 502: Bad Gateway"

I have only added the unlimited blackberry feature from t-mobile today and suspect that it might take some time to activate.

Any help with these issues is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1st, does the device have any IT policy on it? Look under Options >Security Options >General Settings. Scroll down and look for any reference to IT policy.
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no reference to IT policy
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Do you have a Blackberry Data Plan? No email without one of those.
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Apparently there was a delay in the activation of my data plan. Now, all of the problems have been rectified EXCEPT for text messaging.

I am still unable to text. ideas?
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Apparently there was a delay in the activation of my data plan. Now, all of the problems have been rectified EXCEPT for text messaging.

I am still unable to text. ideas?
Have you tried a battery pull with the device on? That usually corrects java errors I get (and many other problems).
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Have you tried a battery pull with the device on? That usually corrects java errors I get (and many other problems).
as in, take out the battery while the device is on?
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as in, take out the battery while the device is on?
Yes. There's no reset button on BlackBerrys, pulling the battery while its on does a hard reset.
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Yes. There's no reset button on BlackBerrys, pulling the battery while its on does a hard reset.
still showing the same error message.
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Hopefully that's not the reason it was on Ebay. Hm, maybe try an OS reinstall? Have you installed other applications on it?
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just got off the phone with tmobile. all it needed was a sim update. thanks for all your suggestions
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just got off the phone with tmobile. all it needed was a sim update. thanks for all your suggestions
Cool. Does that mean new sim card or some manual settings change you did or they did on their end?
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Cool. Does that mean new sim card or some manual settings change you did or they did on their end?
Same sim card, just received a text message from them which i believe altered some settings on my unit.
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An old SIM card can indeed throw a monkey wrench into the works. When I was trying to get my Curve working on T-Mobile, long before TMo released the Curve themselves, the only way to get a working web browser was to use the OS from the British carrier O2. But even with the new OS properly installed I had no joy. Turns out my SIM card was too old (from when the 7230 was the latest hotness in the BB world) and needed to be replaced. Once I did that my Browsers, both the WAP and standard Blackberry ones, showed up instantly.
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