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| | How to clear name from IMEI/Remove Caller ID Tag?
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Hey! I recently purchased a Blackberry Curve 8320 off ebay, and I am in love with it! I have already started to clean the BB by wiping the handheld, but there is still one problem: the blackberry is still "tied" to the old owner.
How so? Well, when I call any landline, the Blackberry, even with my sim card in it, displays the name of the old owner. How would I go about removing this name and any association to the old owner from the phone? I am receiving calls for him and they are asking me if he is around. Funny thing is, they are calling the phone but saying that he own my number. To make it clearer, Time Warner cable called me this evening looking for John Smith (fake name, just using it as an example). They asked if I was John Smith, I said no. They asked if I knew him, again, I said no. Then they asked if this was my number, and they recited my own number that I have on my plan.
I tried calling the seller and asking him if he could help, all I got was a "phone was sold as-is, sorry".
So, my question is, how can I get John Smith's name off the Caller ID tag and off the Blackberry's IMEI/PIN? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!