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Old 12-07-2010, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i currently have a sim only deal with virgin on a 12 month contract and includes 1gb data allowance.

i have a blackberry bold 9000 which i want to put my sim in to use bb messenger email and internet, facebook etc.

but i cant do this without the blackberry internet service.

i know you can get contracts where you get the blackberry free and pay 25 per month and everything is included.

but how would you go about adding this service to a used handset with virgin sim.

i cant seem to find the answer anywhere. thanks
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Call virgin and ask for blackberry internet service, they may offer it as an add-on.
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I have already rang virgin and they said they dont provide the add on. i thought blackberry would provide this add on. the only thing i found was this

hxxp://bb.anworm.com/free-blackberry-push-mail-with-shangmail/

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You can't have voice from one provider and BB data from another. Check with cell carriers where you are and see which offers the best coverage where you will use the device. Then check their BB data plans.

You may need to unlock the BB if it has not been already.
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Well not all carriers do.
Either take out a contract with virgin or look for a Blackberry SIM Only deal from another carrier, or PAYG from Orange.
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I was on TheUnlockr.com the other day. On the How too, blackberry section it had a tutorial on how to activate Blackberry services without a data plan. This may or may not help your cause, I hope it does, check it out. Oh yea and like "DubDub" said it HAS to be unlocked or your out of luck period.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can't activate BlackBerry services without a BlackBerry Data Plan. You can activate some INTERNET services (like Opera) without a BlackBerry Data Plan.
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