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Old 08-24-2006, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought an used Blackberry from someone. I don't want the old owner to be able to trace to me since I didn't get along with him. I know Blackberry works by its PIN. Would the owner be able to trace me? How to prevent this?
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I'd suggest do a hard wipe on the device if you havent already done so.
Then try to setup your email to the device PIN. If you get an error about already having an email address associated to the PIN then you will have to call your CSR and have them transfer you to Blackberry Data Services and they will transfer you to Blackberry Data Services Admins. They can remove any email address associated to the PIN if there is one.

I bought an 8700c recently and the previous owners emails were still coming in to the PIN. I couldnt setup my own email address since his was associated to it and he was also getting a lot of spam.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kevinwang
I bought an used Blackberry from someone. I don't want the old owner to be able to trace to me since I didn't get along with him. I know Blackberry works by its PIN. Would the owner be able to trace me? How to prevent this?

Sounds fishy to me... Aren't you the owner? This whole statement just screams stolen/found BB.
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I'm not overly keen on the content of this thread either, and as such I'm closing it. I'm not at all implying that this is a stolen device, but if it were, we certainly would not want to be linked with any potential ability to use stolen devices.

BlackBerry, like any other mobile phone, has a unique IMEI number associated with it which can be locked out, preventing anyone from using any SIM with it. Given these safe guards, in my mind this makes using a stolen phone a foolish thing to do.
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