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Old 07-12-2005, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a Blackberry 7520 from someone who was switching to a different (less expensive) Nextel phone. He kept this sim card to use in the new phone.
Does anyone know where I can buy a sim card for a Blackberry? Nextel customer service hasn't been much help, probably because I didn't buy the BB from them. I was told that they would check on the price and availability (because it is a special sim card) and call me back. That was Friday, today is Tuesday.
Anyone know where I can buy a Blackberry sim card?

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SIMs are $35 at any Nextel Authorized service center.

You'll still need to activate, add blackberry service and such.

You can also use a Boost pre-paid sim in a Nextel phone, you just won't ever be able to use the e-mail functions without a 3rd party mail program like the one that reqwireless sells.

Despite what is said, the BB sims are not special, they are in fact less special than phone SIMs because they have a very small storage capacity. A regular Nextel SIM is 64kb and holds 600 contacts. A Blackberry SIM is about 32kb.

This is because the BB stores all the data in the phone and not the sim.
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I have to assume that my local service center knows very little about the Blackberry.
The sim card from my I90c fits the slot, and will allow all telephone and direct connect functions to work properly, even though the repair guy said they were "completely incompatible". Can I use that, or should I still buy a new sim card? Should I buy the regular Nextel sim (which they have in stock) or wait for the Blackberry-specific sim?
Thanks for the help. Nextel should pay you for keeping me on their network.
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Completely incompatable is completely incorrect. You can put a Nextel SIM in an unlocked GSM phone and it will try to work (It won't work, but it will act like it is trying to get on the network)

Just try calling up Nextel and say you would like blackberry service enabled on the account and don't tell them what you're doing.

I amazed a girl at the Nextel store when she needed the phone number off of a dead blackberry, I just said for her to put it in her phone and sure enough it worked fine.

We have an i205 spare phone here that we use for checking out SIMs to see if they are active.
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You can use your i90 SIM. You need to get to the Nextel Data Care to add the Blackberry service to the phone.
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