BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Model: 8800
Carrier: ORANGE UK
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question buying an unlocked blackberry in usa to use in uk..will it work??

Please Login to Remove!

hi...want to buy a one over here in usa as lost my uk one in a taxi . will my email account from arange in the uk work on an unlocked usa blackberry ,say from at&t ??? please help!
Old 08-04-2009, 02:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
Trimix's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: smelLA, caLAMEfornia
Model: 8320
PIN: infarina
Carrier: of alotta bacteria
Posts: 4,932
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

Yes, an unlocked BB from the USA should work with Orange in the UK. All you need left is to get a replacement SIM from your carrier. But getting an unlocked BB (without a contract) is generally expensive.
Old 08-04-2009, 06:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
Dubdub's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 783 Times in 743 Posts

Sorry to hear about the loss. Don't forget to report it to your carrier ASAP as you are liable for all charges up until you report it to the carrier.

You will need to add the new IMEI and PIN to your BIS account and put in a new SIM from your carrier and it shoudl work. Might have to play with some of the settings.
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Old 08-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: iPh6
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,867
Post Thanks: 34
Thanked 455 Times in 391 Posts

Just be sure you purchase a GSM based BlackBerry - which will work fine in the UK- and not a CDMA only BB (Verizon/Sprint), which won't work there (there are exceptions, but why risk it - get a GSM BB). Good luck.
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

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.