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Old 02-18-2009, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here.
I just got my new Blackberry 8820.
I have removed the sim card and i need to change it with a Vaild Pay As You Go Card.
I just need some reccomendations on which site/shop to go to, to buy the sim card.
Remember ..i need pay as you go.
I was thinking T-Mobile.
Discuss?

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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TMO Prepaid does not have a data option other than very limited free sites. Most definitely no BB plan on TMO prepaid.
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Okay, thanks for that, but now say it in something i can understand now please?
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks for that, but now say it in something i can understand now please?
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If you plan on using your BB for its email and other network dependent features, you will need to subscribe to a blackberry data service, which is not available with a pre-paid account. Otherwise, a Pre-paid SIM card will enable you to make phone calls, txt/pic message and browse internet using wi-fi and compatible browser.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The only PAYG (pre pay) network that offeres BIS data add on on the PAYG account is Orange UK
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks for that, but now say it in something i can understand now please?
You can't get what you want on TMO Prepaid.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Also, if your Blackberry is carrier locked (like to AT&T) you will only be able to use a Pay-As-You-Go SIM card from AT&T. If you got it from a carrier, it's pretty much 100% guaranteed to be locked to that carrier.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just reading your post, but I'm heading off to LA in April. 2 days on th road with an unlocked BB Bold, and I thought of heading into a Best Buy and getting a TMO Sim.
But, I'm still going to need BB maps and email capability, so data is a must.
Am I better off just getting a pay as you go? Is there any other way of doing it you know about?
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