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Old 06-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a Blackberry Curve 8530 for Sprint from Someone and had some questions. I checked the F.A.Q. Section but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. Basically I was wondering if I got My Blackberry unlocked would I be able to use any carriers plan? Like a 49.99 - 59.99 plan Or would I only be able to use plans similar to Blackerry plans? Also I read that there are third party data services that You can use to do email, browse, send pics etc. Can You use them on an unlocked Blackberry also?

Thanks for any help I'm just trying to get as much info as I can before I do anything lol
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a Sprint 8530, you can only use it on Sprint. Cannot be unlocked for any other carrier.

Which pretty much answers the rest of your questions.....
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Well I just did a search and found this.....RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 Unlocked - Get great deals on items on eBay.com!

But whatever in any case I might just buy another than can be unlocked or stay with My iPhone.....
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And 8530 is CDMA only and has no GSM bands, it therefore cannot be unlocked and ebay listings saying as such are lying.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Plus, if you have Sprint, you can only use a Sprint phone on their network. No Verizon devices are allowed. And since Sprint is CDMA, you cannot use an unlocked GSM device either.
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