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Old 12-29-2008, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I did search but did not find what I was looking for. Sorry if the answer is here already.

I am considering buying a BOLD with a blocked PIN (quite inexpensive). I do have a Blackberry data plan with Rogers.

- BB push email will not work
- BB messaging will not work
- will the internet browser work?
- will wifi work?
- any 3G issues?
- will google maps work?
- will tethering work?
- can the OS be upgraded?

Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In my opionion it's not worth buy a BB with a locked PIN, was it pre-relase.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that all pre-released units have "Property of RIM" all over them. Wouldn't that make buying a blocked pin Bold the same as buying stolen property?
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pass it by. Not much use without a PIN.

GoogleMaps won't work as it requires a BB data plan.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought one without knowing the pin was blocked. The voice works. What can I do about it now? Can the pin be unblocked?
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You have a pretty phone. That is about all. Can't be unblocked AFAIK.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello,

I did search but did not find what I was looking for. Sorry if the answer is here already.

I am considering buying a BOLD with a blocked PIN (quite inexpensive). I do have a Blackberry data plan with Rogers.

- BB push email will not work
- BB messaging will not work
- will the internet browser work? Yes, with WiFi.
- will wifi work? Yes
- any 3G issues? No
- will google maps work? No
- will tethering work? No
- can the OS be upgraded? Yes

Thanks.
Pretty useless, IMO.
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