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Old 12-24-2005, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Evening Everyone,
I am new to this board and have read many postings for several hours this Christmas Eve (Happy Holidays too all). I am a T-Mobile USA Blackberry user and just had my 7230 unlocked for worldwide use on other carriers. I also have a 7290, which I use as my primary (I upgraded this year).
As I said, I have searched the forum for a long time tonight in search of an answer in regards to using my 7230 while I am in Italy on the TIM (http://www.tim.it/) network. I read in a 2003 press release that TIM allows prepaid users to use the Blackberry service (http://www.rim.net/news/press/2003/pr-02_12_2003.shtml). However, on T-Mobile, I know I have to login to my account in order to set up my email addresses for push mailing. Does anyone have an idea of how this will work in Italy? My co-worker will be using my 7290 while I am away, so T-Mobile is not an option. I really just need it to keep in touch with my e-mail. Any input would be great! Happy Holidays to everyone!

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When I went to Italy I got a Tim phone and it was expensive to use. Why not use your 7290 when you go ??? I used my 7100t with no problems.
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When you used TIM, did the data/email work with prepaid?
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But the email service would work? There is no web-based system like tmobile? I am just confused as to how it would work.

I would buy the prepaid card and just insert it in the BB? I have used PPD in other nations before, but not with a BB.
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Ok, so I found:
https://webclient.eu.blackberry.com/...=tim&locale=en

Here, I made an account with my BB PIN and IMEI. I now have a tim.eu.blackberry.com email address. When I subsenquently logged in, I added my gmail.com account to the accounts. MY last question is, and I think many people may have an answer, when I get my SIM in Italy, will my email automatically go to the BB? Also, will the email stay on the gmail server?

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Ok, so I found:
https://webclient.eu.blackberry.com/...=tim&locale=en

Here, I made an account with my BB PIN and IMEI. I now have a tim.eu.blackberry.com email address. When I subsenquently logged in, I added my gmail.com account to the accounts. MY last question is, and I think many people may have an answer, when I get my SIM in Italy, will my email automatically go to the BB? Also, will the email stay on the gmail server?

THANKS!
your emails will stay on your gmail acccount,if the data plan works with prepaid then you will recive your mail instantly.
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Default Can you confirmed if the prepaid SIM/TIM worked

Hi --

I came across your post regarding using a prepaid SIM (TIM) in Italy. I'm in your exact situation, T-mobile customer, need prepaid on unlocked bb 7290.

I just read that most of the TIMs available for purchase don't support data / GRPS. Can you confirm if your solution worked, and any details which were important.

Thanks much. Matt
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