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Old 10-03-2009, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi ive been given a blackberry curve and its unlocked but its formatted on t-mobile. So can i change it over to vodafone? or is there not much point. It works fine but i cant set up emails due to needing a password? would i have to get that from my provider? Also is there a way i can master reset and start from scratch? thanks for any help you may have!!

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Old 10-03-2009, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm kinda new to these myself, but I think if you re-install the OS that will start you over, plus give you the newest OS version. Look at the thread at the top about newest OS versions.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Both of you - immediately - go to BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ for excellent information for new BlackBerry customers.

Jimmynewbb - welcome. Search on how to erase user data (Options / Security is a quick head start).
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No need to reinstall the OS. And I recommend getting to know the device before you try to fix something that might not be broken

You need to get a BB data plan added to your account. Was this device on BES before? That might be the reason for the password.

I recommend that you both read our FAQ. There is one article near the end about buying a used BB from eBay. Make sure you read that one even if you didn't acquire it from eBay. It has a lot of good info on problems you might find with a used BB.

And if you have a problem, the first event in troubleshooting is to do a battery pull. The second is look at the FAQ and the third is to search on your particular error.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lucky you to be GIVEN an 8900 lol. Welcome to BB.
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