01-13-2009, 05:43 PM
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Okay, got the new SIM card to humour the AT&T nut. No dice. It actually showed a network for a moment, 3G, full bars. 120 emails came through too. Then it went to EDGE, then GPRS, then back to EDGE again, had 1-2 bars. Then back to no service.
To me, it definitely sounds like a hardware issue with radio transceiver.
The AT&T folks also never heard of a BB PIN locking out. I only use bb internet services, so if anything that would be banned, not phone calls. I would at least see service not an X. Even though I wouldn't try it, I would imagine dialling 911 would fail. The phone behaves like if i am in a lift or on the subway.
I will ask the person I bought it from I suppose for an exchange or refund/RMA. I can always get the phone from AT&T, swap out keyboard, remove bottom part, change theme to get maps back, who cares about 2g/3g selection (i do, but not a deal breaker), they said long as I have international roaming (which i do); it wont be a big deal to get the PLK2 code to SIM unlock it. THen other than seeing the at&t logo on bootup, it will essentially be the same thing virtually, for $200 less. I guess kinda wish I did that kind of research from the beginning.