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Old 11-29-2010, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have cell provider A with my 8900 using the A SIM and all is well. I recently got a new BB,8520, with cell provider B and B SIM. I wantto give the new B device to my wife, keep my old A device but put in the new B SIM line. So I pulled the new B SIM from the new device (which was working fine) and slipped it into my old A device, the 8900.

The old 8900 works fine as a cell phone with the new B SIM. I can make and receive calls, but I can't bbm! What must I do?
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Update the new IMEI and PIN with the new carrier and battery pull.
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Depending on the carrier the Blackberrys may be locked to the original carrier and you wont be able to do that. do a forum search on unlocking a bb and you will see the issues.

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If the SIM slot was locked, you couldn't do voice, either.
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How exactly do i do this?

And no, i know neither phone is locked to the provider..

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Update the new IMEI and PIN with the new carrier and battery pull.
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well, i went in and erased the BIS and the email bb accounts and rebooted with battery pull and it works now
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If neither BB is locked then what you did should work. the BIS server can arrange the emails for each. your very lucky they were already unlocked.
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