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Old 02-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to use a 8703/8703e on my alltel non- smartphone plan.
How can I do this?
My plan is to have the PDA and other functions available to me and to be able to use free wifi to access the net.

Can this be done?
Is it easyto do?
If so How?
Would this be cloning or what?

I was going to buy the phone cheap on ebay!

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 8700 series doesn't have WiFi.
Don't bother.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And if it isn't a Verizon branded device, Verizon will not activate it.
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Also, both Verizon and Alltel require a BlackBerry Data Plan for ALL BlackBerry devices activated on their network.

The data plan will be added automatically by the system. Even if you convince a rep to remove it, the system will add it back on.
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Okay thanks all,
I was under the impression that one could buy a used smartphone and clone it/hack it (however), to thier current non-smartphone number and more or less fool the carrier to think it was the non-smartphone. You then would be able to use any internet wifi spot, or home wireless , for internet access.
So, now that you know what I was hoping to do,
(beacause I am a cheap bastard that uses the hell out of my old palm zire 71, and would like that ability on my phone so I do not have carry two devices, and do not like that I would have to buy a smartphone plan to have that ability!) and thought that if I did it that way I then could use any wifi abilities whenever I was in a hot spot, I could circumvent paying for stuff I did not really need, to have the stuff I wanted in the phone that did not involve the provider, but was only offered as a package.
I think people should revolt somehow to telephone companys beacause ala cart functions shouild be available, not just whole packages and money grubbing stick it in your you know what, options are all that is available! All I really wanted was the PDA functions in my phone!

IS THERE ANY WAY TO DO SOMTHING LIKE THAT??????????????????????????????????????????

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This thread is revolting enough.
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No, not possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frierfrack View Post
Okay thanks all,
I was under the impression that one could buy a used smartphone and clone it/hack it (however), to thier current non-smartphone number and more or less fool the carrier to think it was the non-smartphone. You then would be able to use any internet wifi spot, or home wireless , for internet access.
So, now that you know what I was hoping to do,
(beacause I am a cheap bastard that uses the hell out of my old palm zire 71, and would like that ability on my phone so I do not have carry two devices, and do not like that I would have to buy a smartphone plan to have that ability!) and thought that if I did it that way I then could use any wifi abilities whenever I was in a hot spot, I could circumvent paying for stuff I did not really need, to have the stuff I wanted in the phone that did not involve the provider, but was only offered as a package.
I think people should revolt somehow to telephone companys beacause ala cart functions shouild be available, not just whole packages and money grubbing stick it in your you know what, options are all that is available! All I really wanted was the PDA functions in my phone!

IS THERE ANY WAY TO DO SOMTHING LIKE THAT??????????????????????????????????????????
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Get a electronic organizer, not a BlackBerry I love when people use the words "clone" and "hack" when it comes to this stuff.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The old Palm Pilots are still fantastic organizers for situations like this, and they're dirt-cheap.
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