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Old 02-06-2009, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Verizon 8830 and I can't afford a normal plan (let alone a data plan 0_0) So i tried activating it for prepaid. They said it was "too advanced of a phone". That was annoying, mainly because i just want to use it for texting and when need be,calling. I thought the calender was seperate.

ANYWAY, I vaugely remeber reading somewhere abotu someone getting a bberry on a verizon prepaid plan, but i think they activated a different phone first and switched over.

I don't remember if it was true or not, but I'd like to know if it IS possible.

is it?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know of any prepaid or pay as you go plan in the US for a CDMA BB. You can get a prepaid SIM and use in a GSM BB for phone and SMS only, no data. But the 8830's GSM doesn't work in the US, so that won't work either.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With Verizon, you are forced to activate a BlackBerry data plan when you attempt to activate a BlackBerry device. As there is no prepaid BlackBerry data plan, attempting to activate a BlackBerry on a prepaid account will not go through because the Verizon computer knows what type of phone you're trying to activate.
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