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Old 07-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a curve. Alltel helped me set up my email, but i still get too much spam. i tried to log on at blackberry but my pin and meid from the phone keeps giving me a message incorrect info. any ideas???
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you set the account info up on your BB or PC. If you did it on the BB you will need to call them and have them re-set the password.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What account is receiving the SPAM? If it is the carrier supplied email, then there isn't much you can do since it is unfiltered.
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For MEID, I had to use the MEID DEC number from the label on the box. It's an 18-digit number, found where all the bar codes are on the label.
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I just purchased a curve. Alltel helped me set up my email, but i still get too much spam. i tried to log on at blackberry but my pin and meid from the phone keeps giving me a message incorrect info. any ideas???
Are you sure it needs the MEID? Typically is asks for ESN (or IMEI) and the PIN.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CDMA devices don't have the typical ESN numbers of the GSM ones. Confused the heck out of me when I went to Sprint and bought my first CDMA BlackBerry. I must have entered the wrong number into the web site a dozen times. Finally had to knuckle under and call tech support.
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GSM has IMEI and CDMA has ESN? Is that correct? Or has the CDMA world changed to something else again?
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At least on the Tour, the ESN is being called the MEID DEC. I have no idea why, or what RIM is thinking.
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GSM has IMEI and CDMA has ESN? Is that correct? Or has the CDMA world changed to something else again?
MEID = Mobile Equipment IDentity
An ID number that is globally unique for each new CDMA mobile phone in the world. It identifies that phone to the network, and can be used to flag stolen or lost phones.

MEID is a replacement for ESN (electronic serial number). MEID began replacing ESN in 2005.

ESN = Electronic Serial Number
ESN numbers are 32-bit, while MEID numbers are 56-bit.

A 32-bit ESN means there are only 4 billion unique ESN numbers. Combined with other constraints, enough CDMA phones were produced by the end of 2005 that the industry started to run out of unique ESNs.

With 56 bits, MEID provides for over 16 million times as many unique numbers as with the ESN system, ensuring the world will not run out of numbers again.

However, MEID support must be added to all new CDMA phones, and all CDMA networks must be upgraded to support MEID.

MEID is equivalant to IMEI for GSM and WCDMA phones. MEID is also designed to be compatible with IMEI for phones that include both CDMA and GSM/WCDMA technology.

IMEI = International Mobile Equipment Identifier
A 15-digit number (composed of four parts) that uniquely identifies an individual wireless device. The IMEI is automatically transmitted by the phone when the network asks for it. A network operator might request the IMEI to determine if a device is in disrepair, stolen or to gather statistics on fraud or faults.

IMEI is most commonly used in GSM and WCDMA (UMTS) phones. It is embedded in the phone, not the SIM card.

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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MEID = Mobile Equipment IDentity
An ID number that is globally unique for each new CDMA mobile phone in the world. It identifies that phone to the network, and can be used to flag stolen or lost phones.

MEID is a replacement for ESN (electronic serial number). MEID began replacing ESN in 2005.

ESN = Electronic Serial Number
ESN numbers are 32-bit, while MEID numbers are 56-bit.

A 32-bit ESN means there are only 4 billion unique ESN numbers. Combined with other constraints, enough CDMA phones were produced by the end of 2005 that the industry started to run out of unique ESNs.

With 56 bits, MEID provides for over 16 million times as many unique numbers as with the ESN system, ensuring the world will not run out of numbers again.

However, MEID support must be added to all new CDMA phones, and all CDMA networks must be upgraded to support MEID.

MEID is equivalant to IMEI for GSM and WCDMA phones. MEID is also designed to be compatible with IMEI for phones that include both CDMA and GSM/WCDMA technology.

IMEI = International Mobile Equipment Identifier
A 15-digit number (composed of four parts) that uniquely identifies an individual wireless device. The IMEI is automatically transmitted by the phone when the network asks for it. A network operator might request the IMEI to determine if a device is in disrepair, stolen or to gather statistics on fraud or faults.

IMEI is most commonly used in GSM and WCDMA (UMTS) phones. It is embedded in the phone, not the SIM card.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^^ +1 ^^
Great information.
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