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corb 01-20-2005 03:34 AM

blackberry functionality w/ different sim card...help...
 
i'm a new 7100 owner with a question for one of you gurus...i'm canadian, with rogers and have had my phone unlocked by bongo wireless so i can use it with different networks' sim cards. i'm going to australia and europe right away, and plan to pick up a local, pay as you go type sim card when i'm there, so i can have a local phone. i understand that my phone number will be different, ie, a local number wherever i am at the time, but...my question is this...will my blackberry emails go to my handset if i'm using a different sim card than the one i use here in canada, that i normally get my emails with? in other words, is your blackberry acct tied to your handset or your sim card or what?? what piece of information/data tells the blackberry server what phone to send your email messages to, and can it be switched around between sim
cards/phone numbers??

i guess if all else fails, i can stick my canadian sim back in, grab and send my emails, then reinsert my local sim the rest of the time, but that seems like kind of a kludgey solution...plus, it's 5c/kb so that's kinda pricey..

thanks folks...
corb

finch 01-20-2005 07:00 AM

Are you a BWC (Blackberry Web Client) user? if this is the case email from your POP accounts within your BWC will still poll for messages and push them to your device. If I remember correctly the BWC houses the IMEI and PIN for your Blackberry which enables email to be pushed out to your device.

corb 01-20-2005 09:48 AM

yeah, i'm a bwc user...webclient. but i thought i read somewhere that my carrier, rogers in this case, has to 'release' my PIN and/or IMEI or something like that for another carrier to be able to utilize the bb function?? thoughts..?
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dextr0us 01-20-2005 11:04 AM

(disclamer, this is only speculation)

I think if you're using a different sim card, you won't get your data services. A sim is Subscriber Identity Module, and while its more portable than the IMEI, on phones that support it, they wouldn't push e-mail to an unregistered sim, thats not on their network.

(/speculation)


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