BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2010, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sweden
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Telenor
Posts: 10
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Changing SIM on a BB 9700

Please Login to Remove!

As the headline states:

My Q is this,

I got my first BB ever yesterday, i bought it simfree over the counter. I already had a Telenor (swedish carrier) subscription.
And now to make it all work i had to add a BIS add-on to my subscription.

Anyways, my question is, if i wanna have this simcard in another phone, can i buy a prepaid card (from the same carrier) and put it in the BB phone and still have the same "usability", with the maildelivery etc...
I will still offcourse still have the BIS on my subscription on the 1st simcard (which is gonna be in my nokia phone)

So in a short version, is the BIS "physically" tied to my 1st simcard, or is it just for billing purposes the BIS service is added to the subscription ?

thx
Offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts
Default

No, its tied to your sim card, in turn tied to your BB.

With a SIM card in the BB, without BIS on it, BIs won't work.

It needs to remain that 1st SIM card in the BB.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sweden
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Telenor
Posts: 10
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Alright. thx


But so in general, its impossible for people to have pre-paid cards with BIS
Because (atleast in sweden) 90% of all add-ons to your carrier plans only exist for use with subscriptions, not for pre-paids.
Offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
MidnightDraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts
Default

No, there are a few UK carriers offering BIS on a PAYG (pay as you go [prepaid]) basis. And a few [very few] other carriers across the world.
Its still tied to that sim card.

Its about what the carrier wants to offer. Alot of carriers just don't want to offer that kind of add-on subscription to a pre-paid sim card.
__________________
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Offline  
Old 08-29-2010, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: Cheerios
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 9,344
Post Thanks: 73
Thanked 776 Times in 747 Posts
Default

Pre-paid is cheaper. Cheaper = less money = not something the carriers want.
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 on BES
Z10 on BIS
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Ultratech Stepper Electro System Semiconductor Part Magnet
$332.5
Ultratech Stepper Electro System Semiconductor Part Magnet picture88 PCS VISHAY SEMICONDUCTOR RLR05C1822FS RESISTOR NETWORKS
$3.99
88 PCS VISHAY SEMICONDUCTOR RLR05C1822FS  RESISTOR NETWORKS pictureON SEMICONDUCTOR NUP2105LT1G TVS DIODE ARRAY 350W 24V SOT-23
$5.85
ON SEMICONDUCTOR NUP2105LT1G TVS DIODE ARRAY 350W 24V SOT-23 pictureBoc Edwards IH80 Vacuum Pump Dry Semiconductor Wafer IH80NL IH80 NL Nice
$4950.0
Boc Edwards IH80 Vacuum Pump Dry Semiconductor Wafer IH80NL IH80 NL Nice pictureBoc Edwards IH80 Vacuum Pump Dry Semiconductor Wafer IH80 HEAC Nice
$4500.0
Boc Edwards IH80 Vacuum Pump Dry Semiconductor Wafer IH80 HEAC Nice picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.