I must keep taking deep breaths and try to remain calm. I know Blackberrys are much respected pieces of useful equipment but right now I just can't get it. Perhaps I spent too long with an iPhone.
I wasted two hours of my life last night and probably more than today trying to get to grips with a Blackberry 8700.
Either I am totally beyond help or the system is a piece of junk!
I'll refrain from using expletives as I'll get barred but I have never in my whole life experienced such a complicated piece of [junk].
I have an unlocked 8700. It appears to be running 4.5 software and was pre-owned presumably by a company and everything seems locked down despite being unlocked and scrubbed (TWICE!!!!).
What am I not understanding here? I have read a couple of topics on this and other forums about removing Content Protection and Password Enabled.
I really don't understand the first thing about these 'phones'.
All I know is that whichever sim card I insert, nothing will allow any calls to be made "Sorry! Only emergency calls can be made!" or some message to that effect.
I know, because of my increasing impatience with the damned thing, that I am going to end up turning it into a brick!
I actually contacted Vodafone today who were nearly a total loss because someone suggested that perhaps it was blocked due to being reported lost or stolen. Whilst they couldn't actually provide me with any idea about how to go about rectifying the problem, they did advise that the phone is not on a blacklist. So that's a start.
I bought the phone from a well-respected Auction house in London.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated before I totally crack up!