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Old 05-24-2007, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Russia and my carrier has not support of special blackberry functions like BES, etc. Blackberry phones are not sold here.
I have unlocked my blackberry 7230 and now i can phone with it,
but i still can't to make gprs work.
It shows "gprs", not "GPRS". Gprs works well with other phones.
Is there any method to make it work?
Maybe downgrade of OS or deleting "it policy"? What do you think?
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Without a Blackberry Data Plan, you'll never get GPRS. You will only get gprs.

Unless you can get a Blackberry Data plan, the only features you will have on the device are phone and SMS. You can't get e-mail, browser or other data features.
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Without a Blackberry Data Plan, you'll never get GPRS. You will only get gprs.

Unless you can get a Blackberry Data plan, the only features you will have on the device are phone and SMS. You can't get e-mail, browser or other data features.
WOW! No e-mails? No maps? Whats the reason? Whats the difference between GPRS and gprs?

I am almost in the same situation, I purchased a phone in Canada and moving back to Russia soon.

Sorry for so many questions but you seem to know your stuff

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WOW! No e-mails? No maps? Whats the reason? Whats the difference between GPRS and gprs?
On a BlackBerry device, e-mails, maps, browser, etc... all require Blackberry Data service. This service arrives at the device in the form of Service Books. Service Books require authentication to RIMs network.

gprs means you have a data signal from your carrier, but you cannot authenticate to RIMs servers for Blackberry data.

GPRS means you have a data signal from your carrier, and you've successfully authenticated to RIMs servers.

The only way to get GPRS on a Blackberry device is to have a Blackberry Data Plan. This plan is what allows you to authenticate to RIMs servers. Without it, you can't authenticate, and you can't use data features on the device.


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On a BlackBerry device, e-mails, maps, browser, etc... all require Blackberry Data service. This service arrives at the device in the form of Service Books. Service Books require authentication to RIMs network.

gprs means you have a data signal from your carrier, but you cannot authenticate to RIMs servers for Blackberry data.

GPRS means you have a data signal from your carrier, and you've successfully authenticated to RIMs servers.

The only way to get GPRS on a Blackberry device is to have a Blackberry Data Plan. This plan is what allows you to authenticate to RIMs servers. Without it, you can't authenticate, and you can't use data features on the device.

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Hello!
I live in Russia and my carrier has not support of special blackberry functions like BES, etc. Blackberry phones are not sold here.
I have unlocked my blackberry 7230 and now i can phone with it,
but i still can't to make gprs work.
It shows "gprs", not "GPRS". Gprs works well with other phones.
Is there any method to make it work?
Maybe downgrade of OS or deleting "it policy"? What do you think?
Please let me know if you will figure something out. I'll be in Moscow in June and I already purchased 8800. I don't know what to do now. I heard that MTS and RIM were going to work together in Russian market. But I have no idea what happened.
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Can downgrade of OS help?
I heard that downgrade to ver. 3.71 can help or it is not true?
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Can downgrade of OS help?
I heard that downgrade to ver. 3.71 can help or it is not true?
Sorry, It won't help at all.
You need a BlackBerry Data Plan.
End of story.
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