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Old 10-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone used the O2 Wireless Universal SIMCard? (It's not the European O2, but a Locus Telecommunications somewhere in Jersey.) I plan to unlock my Bold soon, and I'm considering them for cheap, Tracfone-level phone service.

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I am pretty sure that you'll have no issues with phone and text as long as its unlocked. I believe that mms and data might be an issue. I personally do not use O2 but a friend of mine has been using it on his Pearl for a while without issues with phone and text as far as I know. Not sure about blackberry services though.
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Tahte,

Did you get the O2 Wireless Universal SIMCard? If so, any issues, likes or dislikes?
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Thanks guys for replying! I was hoping I'd find some more in-depth reviews about it, but none so far. However, I think I'll give it a shot anyway. Again, I don't expect the push email (Tiggit Mail is close enough) and other bells and whistles that come with an expensive AT&T/BIS plan; I just want to have the ability to make a call or maybe send a text if I need to.

I will report my findings for others who may be interested.
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Thanks guys for replying! I was hoping I'd find some more in-depth reviews about it, but none so far. However, I think I'll give it a shot anyway. Again, I don't expect the push email (Tiggit Mail is close enough) and other bells and whistles that come with an expensive AT&T/BIS plan; I just want to have the ability to make a call or maybe send a text if I need to.

I will report my findings for others who may be interested.
I don't think you can use it for anything but a phone and SMS if you don't have the Blackberry connected to a BIS provider. I let my friend borrow an unlocked Blackberry and she can't even use WAP on it. If you can figure out how to use the WAP functions on a BB that isn't connected to a BIS provider, definitely let me know.
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I bought the SIM card today. It was $10 (incl. $10 of airtime) and I activated it in about 5 minutes via the automated system. I could send and receive texts and phone calls; call quality is good. Voicemail was easy to set up as well. I really like the little box that pops up after each call/text showing how much airtime was used and how much is left.

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I don't think you can use it for anything but a phone and SMS if you don't have the Blackberry connected to a BIS provider. I let my friend borrow an unlocked Blackberry and she can't even use WAP on it.
You are correct. Though the service runs on the AT&T network, WAP functions like Medianet, etc. won't work. Also, there is no support for MMS. Not a problem for me at all.

I've always viewed my Bold as more PDA than phone, so for now this service is fine for the amount of talking/texting I do. I'll just keep using third-party apps over WiFi for e-mail and other web stuff until Locus (or somebody) comes out with an equally cheap and flexible data plan.
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