04-07-2005, 07:30 AM
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When RIM make Blackberries, they're assigned a code which is similar to a batch number. Each batch is then sent to one particular carrier.
By default, that carrier is then assigned that batch number on RIMs internal systems. It is possible for RIM to add the batch number to any carrier but that then means that any device made in that batch can be used to create an account on the original carriers BWC site. Therefore, what they usually do is:
1) you phone your carrier (the one whose SIM you have) and give them your prefered user name, an alternative in case that's taken, your name, your PIN and your chosen password.
2) The carrier passes it on to RIM who create the account for you and lets the carrier know
3) The carrier tells you it's done.