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Old 10-13-2009, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would there be any problems switching the SIM card from a Bold 9000 to a Curve 8900. My carrier is AT&T and I'm on a "Blackberry data plan," but would there be any problems switching the SIM card between Bold and Curve? I'm wondering the plan is device-specific. Has anyone ever tried it?
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There's no issue with doing that.
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The plan is NOT device specific. However, BIS (and BES) need to know you switched devices.

You would have to go to the carrier BIS side and identify the new BB.

On BES, you would need to do an Enterprise Activation.
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The plan is NOT device specific. However, BIS (and BES) need to know you switched devices.

You would have to go to the carrier BIS side and identify the new BB.

On BES, you would need to do an Enterprise Activation.
I'm just curious if switching from a Bold to a Curve would spoof AT&T and that my Curve would resume operations as if nothing happened. If that's the case, what's the point of identifying the new device?
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I have no idea what you are asking. Neither do you.

BIS (AT&T) needs to know the PIN and IMEI of whatever device you want to get e-mail from. It needs to be switched - either from the device, or the BIS web site. Otherwise, no e-mail.

Spoof away.

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Also, if you purchased your phone(s) through a third party site and got a huge discount in the form of a rebate (Let'sTalk.com, Amazon.com, etc), there could be ramifications to swapping SIMS... as those third-party contracts forbid the purchaser from making ANY changes for 6 months, etc or you risk losing the rebate and getting a bill for the amount of the rebate. Doing anything to cause a different IMEI to register on said account can screw you over pretty good.
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Anyone Try Switching SIM Cards?
Yup. See NJBlackberry's post #3, above.
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