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ibiza.ben 01-04-2010 11:12 AM

Buy Unlocked BlackBerry - Work on BIS Pay & Go
If I buy a preowned BlackBerry that is unlocked.
Or set to the Orange network...

Could I use it on Pay & Go? And be able to add the Pay & Go BlackBerry Internet Service? Then use all its features?


MidnightDraven 01-04-2010 11:39 AM

AS long as the PIN number is free, then yes.

ibiza.ben 01-04-2010 11:44 AM

What does that mean?
Quite new to all this like.

I am technically minded though, so can pick this sort of stuff up easily.

MidnightDraven 01-04-2010 12:11 PM

PIN number is a blackberry's unique indentifier.
It will be used for BB messenger (pin to pin = you to another BB user), and to identify you on the blackberry network.
Signing up on BIS (blackberry internet service, for email etc) will connect your PIN with that account.
If the PIN on a used blackberry is still connected to the previous owner's BIS account, you cant use that for blackberry services, until its released.

Some say they are released, when they aren't.
And some don't say at all.
Others don't know what it is either, and so won't be able to tell you.
Look out for, and ask specifically about whether the PIN is associated with an account already.

JSanders 01-04-2010 12:12 PM

...As long as the PIN is not registered on another network...

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