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Old 09-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i've decided to sell my curve and i want to know if there are any precautions i need to take before handing it to the new buyer.

is there a factory reset button i can use so that it can go back to its original state?

any other tips? thanks!
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1) Do a security wipe this will remove all of your info and set phone to factory settings

2)Make sure phone is no longer associated with your BIS acct so that the buyer can use it as soon as they get it

3) Use an accurate description and provide pics
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just bought a second hand Curve and as soon as I connected to DM I received the email from the prevoius owner, difficult to sort out as I could not cancel his account, all sorted now but as ezrunner said make sure you sort your account out

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1) Do a security wipe this will remove all of your info and set phone to factory settings

2)Make sure phone is no longer associated with your BIS acct so that the buyer can use it as soon as they get it

3) Use an accurate description and provide pics
What's the best way to no longer associated with your BIS? Can it be done online or best to call the carrier?
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If you are getting another BB when you attach it that should release the BB from acct if not call the carrier and have them delete your BIS acct
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Read the FAQ article on Buying a used BB on eBay. That will tell what you need to take care of before you sell. Also wipe it to remove your data.
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Read the FAQ article on Buying a used BB on eBay. That will tell what you need to take care of before you sell. Also wipe it to remove your data.

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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at the top of every page is a link called BlackBerry FAQ
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow. The link to the BlackBerry FAQ site is BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ
There is a link at the top of every page here to that (it says "BlackBerryFAQ").

The link to the specific page on Tips before buying a BB on eBay is at Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ

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Is it at the Home screen of BlackBerry Forums?
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The link to the FAQ is at the top of EVERY forum page.
Beneath the words BlackBerry Forums, there is a row of links:

User CP WAP SPONSORS BlackBerryNEWS BlackBerryFAQ

BlackBerryFAQ is right there.

Yes, it is at the Home screen of BlackBerry Forums. And every other screen.
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