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user79 08-10-2008 05:56 AM

Charge 8830 in Europe - how to
I will be traveling to Europe soon, and I need to figure out a plan for charging my blackberry 8830. How do I do this? Do I just need an adapter? Do I need to get a charger for overseas?

user79 08-10-2008 05:59 AM

I just found another thread on here that answered this.

It helped. Thanks.

So I just basically need to get an adapter and a sim card? Where would I get these?

hondaguy900 08-10-2008 07:13 AM

If I recall corrrectly, the 8830 came with a few international adapters.

You have to find out what style power outlets are in the country that you are going to. This website lists the different outlets for each country: Electricity Around the World

If your BB charger says INPUT: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, then you won't need an electricity converter, just the plug adapter.

I think Best Buy had some adapters. Target or Walmart may have them too.

As for the SIM card, check the Sprint store or call the 800 number.

user79 08-10-2008 08:05 AM

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. I understand now. Thank you! I am going to check the box it came in and see what all came with it.

user79 08-10-2008 08:11 AM

I looked, and there are no adapters, however from the way you sound it shouldn't be too expensive or difficult to get them. Does it matter what kind of adapter I get, just as long as it corresponds with the plug letter indicated on that website?

Thank you very much for the website link. It is helpful. I thought all the countries I would be going too would have the same, but they don't. Thank you for pointing it out.

bostonnerd 08-10-2008 08:16 AM

Here you go:
AC power plugs and sockets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You can bu them here at any office supply store, Radio Shack, etc. Or once you get to Europe the larger hotels keep a small supply on hand.

JSanders 08-10-2008 08:17 AM

All of the BBs I have owned came with the additional adapters, however I am guessing now that is not the case for others.

See this: Blackberry Accessories - Global Adapter Clips

Maybe those cover what you need.

NJBlackBerry 08-10-2008 08:18 AM

Radio Shack, large drug stores, airport electronic shops. Especially in the UK and Europe - I bought a ton of cheap adapters the week before last in Heathrow.

southwestcomm 08-10-2008 07:08 PM

Your Sprint devices was packaged with the SIM for international use.

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