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Old 06-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I have an non SIM locked BB with Cingular can I purchase a prepaid SIM overseas and use my blackberry there (Europe, Asia, MidEast)?

I know I can do it for phone service but what about the Blackberry service?
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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which is it... locked or unlocked. the title says unlocked, while the body says locked.

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Originally Posted by mikegold
can I purchase a prepaid SIM overseas and use my blackberry there (Europe, Asia, MidEast)?
locked = no
unlocked = yes
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If the unit is unlocked, you can use another sim for phone service only. You need blackberry service for email.
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Unlocked=non SIM locked
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If the unit is unlocked, you can use another sim for phone service only. You need blackberry service for email.
So I'd have to sign up for voice AND BB service on a carrier for the second country.
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Quote:
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Unlocked=non SIM locked
i suppose.. just seems like an awkward way to say "unlocked".
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I use my 8700c (Cingular) in places like Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and a few others. I have the international Data plan so get unlimited email/data. My BB is unlocked and from time to time use local SIMs. The only advantage to this is cheaper local phone calls but loose the data while I am using the local SIM. I do not believe you will be able to get a local SIM which will do phone and data as most SIMS for tourists are pay as you go. I just switch SIMs back and forth which is not convenient, but is the cheapest method for me.
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If you can find a prepaid SIM with a Blackberry data plan it will work. I don't think any carrier offers those though - that's the real problem here.
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