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Old 11-15-2007, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought a palm centro on sprint, its ok, but not quite as reliable as the BB OS. Im thinking of swapping it for an 8830 before my 30 days is up. (hooray im finally off of nextel!)

Seems the only thing Ill miss is the camera(like to upload pics of my guns). My question is about the gsm radio. If I go over seas(usually Indonesis a), is it as simple as switching the radio to gsm and popping in a prepaid sim card from the local cell store there?
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In order to use any SIM for the GSM abroad, you will have to unlock that portion of the phone. Otherwise, you would need to get an international GSM SIM from Sprint.
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In order to use any SIM for the GSM abroad, you will have to unlock that portion of the phone. Otherwise, you would need to get an international GSM SIM from Sprint.
Sprint says the GSM radio on the 8830 is unlocked. So I should just be able to pop a sim in once I get to my destination right?
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If it is truly unlocked, then yes you should.
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The device is unlocked but Sprint provides a SIM for international use when you purchase the 8830. All you need to do is activate internation voice and data.
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Bought a palm centro on sprint, its ok, but not quite as reliable as the BB OS. Im thinking of swapping it for an 8830 before my 30 days is up. (hooray im finally off of nextel!)

Seems the only thing Ill miss is the camera(like to upload pics of my guns). My question is about the gsm radio. If I go over seas(usually Indonesis a), is it as simple as switching the radio to gsm and popping in a prepaid sim card from the local cell store there?
The Palm OS used to be the most stable OS on the market. My whole world centered around the Palm Pilot until I came to Blackberry! Palm has kind of faded away from what I see!
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The device is unlocked but Sprint provides a SIM for international use when you purchase the 8830. All you need to do is activate internation voice and data.
Yes but I dont need data when I travel, just voice. So why cant I just buy my own pre-paid sim when I land?
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Yes but I dont need data when I travel, just voice. So why cant I just buy my own pre-paid sim when I land?
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