Originally Posted by dragracer
Hi, new to the forum. I have Nextel service with a plain flip phone. I need a blackberry. Can I buy one online, put my SIM card in and will it work. The cost to upgrade now is $479.oo, just looking for a cheaper way to get a Blackberry.
You can buy used to save money. Best places are on forums like this, in the Buy/Sell/Trade section. Howard Forums has a lively market place as well.
I would avoid Craigslist as too many phones are stolen and no longer usable due to being reported. eBay is only slightly better. Read the FAQ about buying from eBay as it applies to all used transactions. Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ