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Old 10-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

I have a prepaid account with TMobile for my Blackberry 8900. I cannot get international service with them since the account is prepaid and not a regular contract. Someone said I could unlock it then buy a SIM card when I get to Panama. Is that true? Will I still be able to use all my services (email, internet, phone)? If so, how would I go about unlocking it?

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Yes you could unlock it and use a local SIM card. It will only give you voice, and perhaps SMS and perhaps some crippled Internet services. Almost certainly would not give you email, and web services would most likely be limited.
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Yeah you could unlock it, unless the provider in Panama allows data to be part of their plan, then email and other web services would not work. Before going on ebay and buying a code, try calling t-mobile because they might give you a code.
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Hello All,

I have a prepaid account with TMobile for my Blackberry 8900. I cannot get international service with them since the account is prepaid and not a regular contract. Someone said I could unlock it then buy a SIM card when I get to Panama. Is that true? Will I still be able to use all my services (email, internet, phone)? If so, how would I go about unlocking it?

I appreciate the help!
If you have been a customer for at least 90 days and if you have refilled your prepaid account within the last 30 days, TMO will give you the unlock code for free.

TMO does not have prepaid Blackberry service. Are you actually FlexPay instead of prepaid?

As others have stated, it is unlikely that you will be able to get prepaid blackberry service in Panama.
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If you have been a customer for at least 90 days and if you have refilled your prepaid account within the last 30 days, TMO will give you the unlock code for free.

TMO does not have prepaid Blackberry service. Are you actually FlexPay instead of prepaid?

As others have stated, it is unlikely that you will be able to get prepaid blackberry service in Panama.
Wrong, there's one Panamanian carrier that offers pre-paid BIS service (although you'd have to free up your device PIN/IMEI with your old carrier)


Google: Digicel Panama Blackberry Prepago (since I can't post links)


It's in Spanish, but for $7.50, you get a week of unlimited BIS internet service.
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