BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-07-2010, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Model: 9300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: n/a
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default HELP!! Using E-mail function in different countries

Please Login to Remove!

Hi,

I bought a BlackBerry Bold2 in Chicago and sent it to my sister who works in China hoping she could fully use its features.

She unlocked it and changed the SIM card so now she is able to use phone call and internet. However, she has not been able to use E-mail feature, which is the main reason why she needed BlackBerry in the first place.

I asked to a guy at T-Mobile and he told me that she should have a US plan in order to use E-mail since apparently "unlock" doesn't affect E-Mail and E-mail is always locked and only available to the users who have network plan in the US. I have no idea if that's true. Is it?

My sister lives in China and it would be ridiculous to have a network plan from, for example, T-Mobile in order to use E-Mail. There gotta be a simpler way.
Is there any simple way to use email feature?

Thanks!
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
aiharkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Florida Panhandle
Model: Z10
OS: 10.2.1
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 13,727
Post Thanks: 15
Thanked 500 Times in 487 Posts
Default

You must have a blackberry data plan to utilize the blackberry/RIM data functions. (It is possible to do some data functions with a generic data plan, but not blackberry data.) This is in addition to the voice plan, but obtained from the same service provider, assuming the service provider supports blackberrys.

See What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ.

If the blackberry was purchased second hand, see Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ. It doesn't apply just to ebay purchases; and if you are having problems, your answer may be explained in the article.
__________________
- Ira
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
sbi
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 13
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aiharkness View Post
You must have a blackberry data plan to utilize the blackberry/RIM data functions. (It is possible to do some data functions with a generic data plan, but not blackberry data.) This is in addition to the voice plan, but obtained from the same service provider, assuming the service provider supports blackberrys.

See What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ.
If I may jump in on this - so, if you have a US plan (because you live here) and you travel abroad...not living abroad, and you use a local (non-US) SIM card, will you be able to use your US BB Data plan with the local SIM?
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Everett WA
Model: 4
OS: iOS4
PIN: Whats a pin? lol
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 582
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbi View Post
If I may jump in on this - so, if you have a US plan (because you live here) and you travel abroad...not living abroad, and you use a local (non-US) SIM card, will you be able to use your US BB Data plan with the local SIM?
No, the local sim needs a bb data plan. Provisioning is on the sim not the device
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
sbi
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 13
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRinger View Post
No, the local sim needs a bb data plan. Provisioning is on the sim not the device
So, if it's a standard local SIM all I'll be able to do is make/receive calls?
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,806
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

And SMS text. Thats it...
Offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
sbi
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 13
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
And SMS text. Thats it...
Thank you.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.