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Old 09-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My son has recently moved to Germany and would like to use his Blackberry there. The current plan is with verizon and we intend to keep that plan open here (he is going to be in Germany for a year and will go back to the verizon plan when he returns) however he would like to use the Balckberry while he is in germany. I know NOTHING about the device and would appreciate any remedial advice anyone could give about how to unlock the device so he can use a german sim card while he is there. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Verizon doesn't use sim cards.. That being said, what phone does he have? Some have the "world phone" option
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Thanks for the quick reply! Sorry for my delay. His device appears to be a Blackberry 8330. I can find no designation on the outside of the phone but found this model number underneath the battery after opening the back.
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The 8330 won't work in Germany. IIRC, the 8830, 9530 and Tour will if a BB is still desired.

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That answers my question. Thank you so much for your help!

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Old 09-10-2009, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If he can't use his own phone and is really desperate to use a BB there: T-Mobile or take a look at the local Telekom store (usually the only stores in town with a PINK label). :D

They're well known for their good service, mediocre prices and sometimes unfriendly employees. However, still better than Vodafone. :D
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