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Old 08-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a Blackberry off contract - either a pay as you go one from the Apple site or one second hand from ebay etc. I'm currently on the Three network and only pay 15 per month for 100 texts and 500 minutes and free internet. I'd like to stay with this network and wondered if I could get my new phone to work on this contract?

I'm really wanting a good internet service too so was wondering if I could access the internet from this phone using my Three sim card.

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Get a BB from the Apple site?

No, you would need a BB data plan to use a BB, which 3 have; but not on PAYG.
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Thanks for your reply

Sorry I was thinking about the iPhone when I typed 'Apple' - sorry!?!?

When you say - 'I'd need a data package' - how much would this cost on Three?

I have am on a contract with Three and not PAYG by the way.

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Sorry I did misread the PAYG thing.
You can call them up and ask to add the BB data plan to your contract.
It will usually be around 5 per month.
TRying finding it on their website.
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Cheers!

So would my SIM card which I'm paying 15 per month on conract on Three definately work in a Blackberry Pearl 8110?

What would I have to do to the handset to make it work?

Would it allow the 3G sim to work?

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Ideally you want to get a BB that is designed for 3.
Which I think is only the Bold.

You would need to purchase an unlocked 8110 or locked and get its unlocked.

Don't see why the 3G sim wouldn't work.
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Thanks for your help.

To be honest I like the 8110 Pearl becuase it's small and compact. The others are a little bigger than I wanted.

What features/functions would I lose if I got a BB that wasn't designed for Three?

You say the BB Bold is designed for Three? What advantages would I have with this?

Hope someone can help me.

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You wouldnt lose functionality
And the Bold isnt designed FOR three but rather the Bold is the only BB 3 offer.
Therefore it is "registered" to work on their network. they have the relevant items to push to your device to make it work.

i.e. I have a Bold, this could be used on any network that offers the bold, once it is unlocked.
however if I decided to get the 8220 BB flip, I could only use it on the networks that offer it themselves. I could use it on a network that doesnt offer that phone; but it may not work correctly.
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Thanks,

So does anyone know if the 8110 Pearl would infact work on my network (three). After some unlocking etc?

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it will work, but to what extent, i don't know.
i.e. calls will work, texts will work.
email/data for apps/internet and MMS may not work or will not work correctly.
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