BlackBerry Forums Support Community

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
Join Date: Mar 2008
Model: 9000
OS: 5.0
Carrier: Three Australia
Posts: 42
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Possible to switch BB service across 2 different accounts (SIMs)

Please Login to Remove!

I have the need to use the Blackberry service of T-Mobile (to take advantage of their global unlimited email deal), however I do not want a USA phone number associated. I would like to have an Australian (Voice) service available to my phone. I want to avoid call diversions.

So what I am asking is whether it is possible to use my Australian SIM (for voice) and access my T-Mobile Data Plan.

Is it possible in some way to set up a BB to achieve what I want to do assuming use of unlocked phone?

Last edited by iporter69 : 12-27-2008 at 10:19 AM.
Old 12-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Stuck In The '70's Mod
ndub33's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The 'burbs east of Seattle.
Model: 9810
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 7,600
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

I am not aware of any way to do this. Anyone else done this successfully?
1st Step in Troubleshooting: Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan?
2nd Step in Troubleshooting: Pull the Battery.
Old 12-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
djm2's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 9780
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 4,659
Post Thanks: 37
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts

I would guess that if the OP has two SIMs and uses the T-Mo SIM when he/she wants data, and plugs in the Aussie SIM for voice, then it would work. Quite inconvenient, however. However, I thought I saw something on this board about a way to load two SIMs into a single device. No idea if it works or not, or whether it would be smart enough to auto-switch..
Old 12-27-2008, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
tsac's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: Cheerios
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 9,701
Post Thanks: 92
Thanked 825 Times in 794 Posts

The data is usually linked to the BB via the phone number. Even when you do a device switch it still looks for the phone number and device type to send data. The phone will work with any SIM unless the carrier blockes usage via the IMEI number. I've never seen a BB with two SIM sockets.
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button

Z10 on BES
Z10 on BIS
Old 12-27-2008, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
takeshi's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

You'd have to pick voice or data at any given moment. It's not a practical solution.
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

APPLE 630-0895-B  VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD CARD VINTAGE pictureAPPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD >
APPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD > picture

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.