Originally Posted by MikeonTV
Hi guys. I just returned to Canada for 5 months (I was traveling and shall be leaving again in the Spring)
I've always has a pay-as-you-go account from Rogers that is still active.
My brother got a new BB and lent me his Curve 8520 to use while I'm here (nice phone btw). He had his locked to Fido (a Rogers subsidiary)
I plugged in my pay-as-you-go SIM and low/behold IT WORKED! I can send/receive calls and SMS's.
Does this mean that my phone is actually 'unlocked'? (Thats questions no. 1)
Since my Rogers SIM isn't on any data plan I don't have access to Internet. But this handheld does have Wifi connectivity. So I turned it on a checked the browser. I was connected to the default 'home' page that was Yahoo! Canada. From there I could search and browse the web. But I can't seem to enter any URL's in the Go To option without the "You don't have a Rogers data plan" page blocking me.
Also the free Facebook and Twitter apps tell me that I'm "currently on a service plan that does not support this application."
Can I not use the Internet apps using Wifi only? Does one need a data plan to access the browser? Should I unlock the phone?
**I'd also like to know why RIM only give you telephone technical support if you pay them :(**
No it is not unlocked Rogers / FIDO works on the same networks and shares the same towers, where Fido is a sub of Rogers it will work.
for your pay-as-you-go you need to get the BlackBerry pay-as-you-go data plan from rogers that allows your social networks. the data will need to be there even to allow the wifi now, silly I know
as for the RIM technical support they require you to go to the authorized dealer of the device first, as an employee of Rogers, i know that if there is an issue that needs to be dealt with, we would escalate to them. and then it would be no charge.
hope this helps