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Old 04-20-2005, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can the Blackberry 7520 be unlocked to be used for another iden provider? and how would i go about that? since there is no rss for it.
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Old 04-20-2005, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No one else uses the iDEN technology that Nextel uses.

So there is no point in getting your 7520 unlocked.

Sprint PCS = CDMA
Verizon Wireless = CDMA
Cingular = GSM/GPRS
T-Mobile = GSM/GPRS
Alltel = CDMA
Nextel = iDEN <---- ONLY ONE IN THE US and I think the world that uses iDEN.
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Telus Mobility in Canada also operates a network called MiKE which is also an iDEN network like Nextel, but even if you were to unlock a 7520 networks such as Telus will not allow a foreign PIN or IMEI on their network.
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I believe that Southern Linc so offers the 7520 and is another iDen Network...
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Wirelessly posted (BB7520: BlackBerry7520/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Browser/5.0.3.3 UP.Link/5.1.2.12)

I believe that Southern Linc so offers the 7520 and is another iDen Network...
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I forgot Boost Mobile is also iDEN.
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Isn't boost mobile just Nextel, with a new marketing name?

Both Southern Linc and Boost Mobile, currently do not sell the BB 7520. What good is your newly unlocked BB 7520 going to be on there network? It will basically be an oversized phone.
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If you use a blackberry 7520 with a boost mobile sim card you can use the internet browsing and direct connect features. I haven't been able to place a call or do any SMS texting though.
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But you will be charged for the browsing time and that is very expensive.. you cant sms because no 7520 can
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Boost is a company that sells prepaid phones that operate on other companies networks. They are not owned by Nextel, but they use the network. They also operate in Australia
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I seem to remember reading on this forum before that if you already have a blackberry activated SIM card on the Telus MIKE network, you can use any NEXTEL blackberry, no unlocking necessary.

Who cares? well, lets say Nextel gets the 7530 in 2 months (i'm making this up completely). I have a Telus MIKE network 7510. I would be able to get the nextel 7530 and pop in my SIM card, and it would work. Or lets say you break your nextel 7520, and you can buy one used and cheap from someone in Canada selling their Telus 7520. Putting in your Sim would work.


It's late though, so I might be wrong. Search the forums here, because I definately remember reading about it.
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