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Old 06-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend was traveling and he bought prepaid SIM cards and used them in his BOLD. Can that be done with the Storm? I see where the SIM card is but I do not think you can pull it out, am I wrong? Thanks!
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When I was in syria last year I had my unlocked 8300 and used a prepaid sim card. Worked perfect . You should have no problem. With your bold or storm being that they are world phones . Just make sure your phones are really unlocked.
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You should not have any problem at all as long as the unit is already unlocked. I just came back from Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia and used 3 different type of prepaid SIM card.
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You will be able to use voice and SMS texting, but BlackBerry data will not be available.
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Yes you can use prepaid SIM while traveling with the Storm. All you have to do is give Verizon a call and they will unlock the Storm for you with no charge. The SIM card is removable, it is a little hard to remove it the first time but it will come out. My dad just traveled to Albania and took his Storm with him and has been using a prepaid SIM to call us. NJBlackBerry is correct BlackBerry data is not available.

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That's not completely true. BlackBerry data is available if the carrier you have a SIM card for has a prepaid BlackBerry data plan and it is enabled on your account.

The only carrier that I am aware of with this offering though is Vodacom South Africa.
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That's not completely true. BlackBerry data is available if the carrier you have a SIM card for has a prepaid BlackBerry data plan and it is enabled on your account.

The only carrier that I am aware of with this offering though is Vodacom South Africa.
well i dont think he is asking about data i was under the impression he was just asking if he can use his blackberry if he could just drop a sim card which he can if its unlocked as far as blackberry data thats a whole differnt ball game.
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is there a real reason for this and by saying this at risk of sounding like an ass... Isnt the storm a WORLD PHONE meaning your verizon sim should work all over the world. Verizon had the comericial out for the storm a guy surfing in Italy and calling someone from somewhere else or something of the sort is that all Bull like most advertisements or is it true.
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Roaming charges can be excessive; many people like to use a prepaid local SIM card so they don't have to pay the roaming charges.
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My friend was traveling and he bought prepaid SIM cards and used them in his BOLD. Can that be done with the Storm? I see where the SIM card is but I do not think you can pull it out, am I wrong? Thanks!
Just make sure the Phone is Unlocked!

I just travelled to Europe with my 9530 and when i Landed in Rome, bought a SIM from the VODAFONE store right at the airport and worked like a charm!
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