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| | Using VZ BB 8830 on T-Mobile Network
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Hi guys and gals,
My buddy is selling his VZ BB 8830 World Edition because he switched to T-Mobile (I'm also on T-Mo). I was wondering if there is a way to use a local carrier such as T-Mo on this phone or does it only accept international carrier SIM's, or what's the deal? Is there a way to unlock the GSM part of the phone so I can use the 8830 with my exiting T-Mobile account (SIM is in my 8700g right now).
I've tried interting the SIM and going through a bunch of menu options to switch to GSM mode and networks, etc and it always says "Invalid SIM" at the top of the screen, so I'm thinking somehow VZ locked the phone to American GSM carriers (if that even sounds possible).
Any tips would be appreciated. In the even I cannot use this 8830, I will post it for sale for him, probably here and Craig's List.