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Old 11-15-2007, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, I need a little info here. I tried to search for the answer but didn't really find any thing.

I have used a BB for a about 4 years now, and am thinking of getting my third one. In the past I've have just walked in the store and purchsed one and did the activation/account set up there. Now one to my question.. if I purchased a 8820 online(not at ATT.com) and have it shipped in, will I be able to take the sim card out of my 7100g and put in the 8820; will it work with out having to call into ATT an do the account restructure. I no longer have a contract, and really dont want one. I called ATT customer service and they said that would have to sign a new contract. this doesn't really jive with me.. it seems as though the sim card would be the connection to the network..

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Yes all you need to do is put the sim card in! It should work with no problem! Even if you needed a new sim you don't have to sign a contract for that!
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Thanks ezrunner!! So basically the sim card is the connection to the network. it doesnt care what type of phone or BB it is in? there is not an indentifier of some sort that will let the network know that a different model of phone is using my account?

if I have to get a new sim card, will i be able to keep my same number. and when I activate it at the store, will they tell me i'll have to sign a new contract?

Finally, is that you real PIN? if so, how did you change it?

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Yes the SIM card is what is activated! I change between a pearl,8700 and blackjack randomly!

With no problems. My real PIN?

Can't change pin it is unique to each BB! You won't have to sign a contract to replace a SIM. May be able to get it free. Go to a corporate store should be free!
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Yes you will keep your same number!
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Thanks for your help!
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With very old SIM cards it may be necessary to replace it with a newer SIM. I did this when I tried to use my SIM card from a 7230 with my newer, more modern 8300. Couldn't get my Blackberry Web Browser to appear. I walked into a T-Mobile store and just asked. They set up a new SIM card for me in about 5 minutes, free of charge.

Now this could all have been because I was trying to ge the original Curve to work on T-Mobile way before it was supported. I had an unlocked Rogers Curve, the OS from O2 of the U.K., and T-Mobile service. But the bottom line is that I kept my old number and got the new SIM for free.
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My SIM card is from the Voicestream days. Never a problem. A guy I work with has an Omnipoint SIM card working in his Pearl.
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