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Old 01-10-2006, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a BB and a separate cell phone. (The ph# assigned to the BB isn't used.) I want to have my cell phone number work on my BB so I don't have to carry 2 devices anymore. Cingular is telling me to do 2 things: copy the info on my BB SIM to the BB (how do I do that) and then take the SIM from my phone and put it into the BB. Does this makes sense. Will this work?
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Basically you need to add blackberry service to your cell phone's account, and cancell the service on the blackberry. Then put the sim from your cell phone in the blackberry.

All they were asking you to do basically is to import your numbers off the SIM into the blackberry which can be done from the call screen.
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Just take the SIM out of your phone and stick in your BB. There should be nothing on the BB SIM worth saving other than the phone number you don't want. Once you have the phone SIM in the BB, you can go into the address book and copy the phone numbers from the SIM to the address book if you like.

But, I would think the hard part has to be done by your provider, cancelling the phone number associated with the BB and moving the phone number of the phone to the BB so you have a single plan and one bill. You might be able to just cancel the BB phone plan, but that would leave you with 2 seperate bills.

ps. stonent reply made no sense to me when I first read it, but now I see what he is saying. I think if you do your part like I said, and then to get the service combined, do what stonent said But then as bad as Cingular CS can be, who know how they want to do it
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So I took the SIM card from my phone and put it in my BB. Phone worked BB didn't. Called Cingular back. (They had also told me to do this.) This time after a 20 minute wait, they told me to put my old SIM back into my BB and that my BB work work and so would my phone # (which had been on a separate phone.)
They did.

I had originally asked if I could just transfer my stand along phone # to my BB but had been told no.

But I guess you can if you talk to the right person.
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Having just gone through this believe me when I tell you it's a pain. After 2 HOURS on the phone w CS we were in reasonably good stead. I still had to call back the next day because TCP wasn't working because the CS rep had for some reason future dated the plan.

It's a crapshoot. Sometimes you get a good rep, most times you don't.
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