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Old 12-03-2007, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear All, Bought a Blackberry 8820 off ebay, its locked to Orange network, which is not a problem as I am PAYG, I was happy to upgrade to a sim only monthly tarrif at 15 calls and 10 for Blackberry emails etc. Then told by Orange they cant do sim only on Blackberrys, I would have to buy a phone and transfer the sim to my 8820 for 30pm. This telephone is so restrictive on how you can use it for the internet, making it useless as I cannot get it to work as I would like it to be, a telephone and email. I know I should not have bought the thing on Ebay but its too late for that..Has anyone got any ideas how to get out of this mess, I have to say that I thought microsoft was a restrictive company, but Blackberry is a closed shop!!
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you trying to do with it? And how is it behaving when you try? You need to give us a little more to go on.

If you bought it off ebay, there could be any number of issues. I suggest reading the FAQ, as that might answer many of your questions.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Andrew, sorry you are having problems. As Dub stated, some details would help.,.. meanwhile do check out of the FAQs:
What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ
How to use BlackBerry on Generic Data Plan - BlackBerryFAQ
What are the TCP and APN settings? - BlackBerryFAQ
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Call your provider and tell them you bought an used phone and they should be able to take care of your issues with the phone. Microsoft is a joke!
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Maybe it was on a BES with some restrictive policies that might also be causing some of you headaches. If so I know someone had a way to load a blank default policy wheter or not it works with 8800 series I'm not sure.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Yes it will work with the 8800 check the faq it has the instructions for IT policy removal
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Hi, Thanks for all your replies, I have now started to have the telephone unlocked from the orange network and move over to O2 which seem to be able to do everything that i want. It takes up to 14 days to get RIM to unlock the telephone so I am in the waiting process now and hopefully I will get to see and use the power of the Blackberry phones. Thanks again, for your time and trouble to help.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Depending on what you need to access for work, the Blackberry can be very limited. I am a Citrix user and administrator and there are no good application for this. If you do a lot of remote work, stick to a Windows Mobile 5/6 phone.

I love my BB but please keep in mind that when working with a MS environment, it is best to use a MS based product.

Just my two cents.

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Depending on what you need to access for work, the Blackberry can be very limited. I am a Citrix user and administrator and there are no good application for this. If you do a lot of remote work, stick to a Windows Mobile 5/6 phone.

I love my BB but please keep in mind that when working with a MS environment, it is best to use a MS based product.

Just my two cents.

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FUllmer View Post
Depending on what you need to access for work, the Blackberry can be very limited. I am a Citrix user and administrator and there are no good application for this. If you do a lot of remote work, stick to a Windows Mobile 5/6 phone.

I love my BB but please keep in mind that when working with a MS environment, it is best to use a MS based product.

Just my two cents.

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We use Citrix to access our servers remotely as well. They do make a 3rd party app to use this from your blackberry as well.

Rove - Products - Mobile Citrix Client for BlackBerry
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Was going to suggest Rove as well you can trial the product too.

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Old 12-08-2007, 06:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Andy,

One of the main reasons for getting a BB is because it is non-Microsoft. We all have to do our part.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, we must do our part!
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