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Old 05-18-2009, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good afternoon guys,

I'm in the process of buying an unlocked Rogers BB Bold from a friend of mine, but I'm concerned about one thing.

ATT says that they don't guarantee data access on the phone. I gave them the IMEI number and they said that it *does* show up as a blackberry, but I asked whether a Blackberry monthly plan would work with the phone (and thus give me access to BBM, app world, internet, etc.), and they said they couldn't guarantee it.

So my question is this: If I use an unlocked BB Bold that was originally on a Rogers network in Toronto with my ATT plan, will I be able to use it just as I would an ATT-purchased Bold? Will BBM, internet, app world, etc. all work as they should?

Thanks in advance!
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I do exactly this, and it works better than the AT&T-branded BlackBerrys. No problems of any kind. Mine came unlocked from Horizon Wireless, an all-around superior outfit. On the AT&T-branded Bolds you cannot turn off 3G to save battery life, but with all the other carrier-released ones you can.

I have the $30/month BIS add-on, the basic 450 minutes voice plan for $40, and the $20/month unlimited SMS/MMS add-on. Works like a charm. Full internet, all data services like push mail and BBM, BlackBerry App World, you name it.

Plus, if I feel like using another device like a RAZR2 V9x (because it's slim and doesn't bug me with email) or a Nokia (I have a bunch!), I just pop in my SIM card and I have full MEdia Net internet services automatically. Nothing to configure, no need to notify AT&T. When I want my BlackBerry again I pop the SIM card back in and I'm immediately up and running again. Sweet!

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