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Old 03-06-2007, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all forum readers,

I am quite new to the BB thing so if I ask dumb questions, don't beat me...

My new company gave me a BB device on T-mobile but registered in US. So it has a US sim card in it, but since I am in UK, I can't use it for calls. The only use of BB is to get my corporate e-mail. I also set my yahoo account in BB personal e-mail service.

I also have another sim card from T-mobile again that I use in a mobile phone to make calls. This is a UK sim card.

Now as you can imagine, I want to use my BB as it intended to i.e. for calls AND internet/e-mail access. I also don't like BB7290 hardware/software.
I want to buy a sony erisson P990 or something like that and use it with my 2 sim cards. I am not sure how I can do this? Is there any way you can recommend? Can I for instance put my UK sim card into a new smartphone and forward the mails coming to my BB sim to my new phone?

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Old 03-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1) you'll need to upgrade the UK Sim card to have the BES plan added to it...this may cost around 25-30 pounds per month...

2) You could then put this sim card into the BB and use the BB as "one device", provided that your IT department have not locked down the device's use for voice calls.

3) Chaning to a SE P990i is not recommended withouth prior approval from your IT depatment. If they don't choose to support it then you wont' be able to get your work email onto it. Personally (as an admin) I wouldn't stop people using 990's but we're small enough for it not to be an issue. If I was running over 50 devices then I'd just ban them, as it's to much of a support PITA..
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The BB is locked for calls. When I put the mobile sim card to BB, it only allows emergency calls. When I put the BB sim to my mobile, then I can make calls (presumably via my US phone number).

Is there any cheaper option? I don't want to use my current BB device 7290 (it is horrible!!!). I will buy a new smartphone. While doing that I want to use both calls and BB features in the new phone.
Both sims are paid by company so I want to minimize my spend on this.
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It sounds like you just need a BB connect device and the company-issued SIM. I don't think IT policies affect BB connect devices however if your company went through the trouble of locking phone calls on their Blackberry you probably shouldn't be using its SIM for voice calls. I'm sure they'll consider that grounds for disciplinary action. I'd also recommend verifying that you can connect a personal device to their BES. Most companies that use IT policies like this have pretty strict written policies on such matters as well.

In any case, you won't be able to avoid paying for a Blackberry data plan given what you're trying to accomplish.

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