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Old 03-08-2006, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a question, really a confirmation of how a Blackberry pulls it data. A little back story; I am current in Zurich, Switzerland and have a 8700C with unlimited international usage, Works GREAT. My Wife also has an 8700C with just the normal unlimited plan. Both devices are unlocked, lucky me. I am having her pull her SIM before she leaves, and giving her my prepaid over here so she can call me and what not since my company reimburses all of “my” usage. So I was wondering if I could download my wife’s email, with out using a computer, Blackberry only there has to be a challenge can’t make it easy.

But my clarification comes in with the following; I know the SIM is used to associate you/device to the network and you plan. But I also know that the Blackberry is associated to the BES/BIS by the PIN.

So FINALLY my question, if I put my SIM in my Wife’s Blackberry will it download her email (VIA my unlimited international Blackberry Plan), instead of using her plan which would hit my up for roaming?

So any help would be greatly appreciated and again I love this forum it is like giving a Crackberry addict more crack.
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/146)

It is my understanding, at least here in Australia that there is no corelation between the carrier used to connect to the RIM network and the BES to device relationship. As long as the SIM has GPRS access applied and the device is registered on the RIM relay then the device will function as normal.
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It is my understanding, at least here in Australia that there is no corelation between the carrier used to connect to the RIM network and the BES to device relationship. As long as the SIM has GPRS access applied and the device is registered on the RIM relay then the device will function as normal.
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Blackberry uses PIN only to identify the device. Which and whose's SIM card it is really doesn't matter as long as it has Blackberry plan on the SIM (and of course the data charged to the sim that's in the device). So all is well except she will get all your phone calls and SMS, etc.
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I gave it a shot over the weekend and it worked no extra charges or anything. Acted just like I thaught, liek my phone but pulled the Blackberry Info for her. So it is nice to know, for anyone who is wondering.
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