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Old 07-12-2005, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Setting up a used BB with internet email, not BES

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New here, so have done the searches etc, but cannot fine a reference to my question.

Specifically, I'm about to buy my first BB (either a 7290, or 7730), used. I intend to use the personal email service rather than a BES, and my understandin g is that this is bascially a service run by RIM, but repackaged by my local carrier.

Looking at my carrier (Vodaphone australia), I can see that I can create a BB account as long as I have the PIN and IMEI of the device. I assume that this info links back to the BB servers to creat the account. So, what happens if someone else has used the device? Does a new account get created for me, or will I be blocked from using the BB or what?

Comments and clarity much appreciated.


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You won't be able to register the device if it has already been registered by someone else. They would need to cancel first.

You also need to make sure you have a Blackberry data plan on your account. It's not enough to have a voice plan and/or a normal data plan. You specifically need a Blackberry data plan.
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