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Old 03-24-2005, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a Blackberry and stick my Fido sim card in it.

Has anyone done the same, and if so, does the Hip Top plan work with the blackberry or does Fido not support the blackberry for anything but phone use?
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Rogers locks their Blackbery's to the Rogers network. To have any remote shot at using data from antother carrier ant their SIM you'll probably need an unlocked unit.
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OK, i was on Ebay and I see a 6710 unlocked for $100, is this a good deal?? Is the 6710 a good blackberry, I'm just looking to use it for e-mail, and the organizer and phone. I don't need a colour screen or anything expensive, so is this a good deal??
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Fido does not support the BlackBerry.

Data will flow over the Fido network, but you cannot get a web account from them, and they cannot provision the BlackBerry for BES use (actually, they can't provision it for anything). So, if you get an unlocked BlackBerry and put your Fido SIM in it, all you get is a phone. I have an unlocked 6230 with Rogers, if i put my Fido SIM in it, all I get is voice....actually, since Rogers flipped all the Fido towers in my area over to Rogers towers, I wonder....testing now...."Data Connection refused". My SIM is not provisioned for BlackBerry data...and this is because Fido does not support it.

So there ya go, first hand testing done as I typed the reply

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just curious though, i thought i recall seeing a list of bwc links for all carriers, and i thought i saw a link for fido bwc users.. what was that all about?
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Try a color model 7280 for $200 instead...

The "10" series BlackBerries have poor North American reception, the -80 and -90 series have much better reception because of GSM850 which now makes a big difference today (Can be 2-3 more signal bars!)
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