12-14-2009, 02:43 PM
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I have avoided cell phones entirely until got one this post summer - Fido. Partly as phone, partly since I needed a PDA and Palm no longer makes the one I had. The Fido phone's memory for appointments etc filled up, and isn't expandable. So I thought an old BlackBerry would give me the PDA features and the phone. I bought a 7230, unlocked.
The BlackBerry with the Fido SIM allows only emergency phone calls. Cannot dial out or receive phone calls. Does receive text messages.
The 7230 tools menu shows it is indeed unlocked.
The 7230 does list Fido as its network. Fido for its part claims that its service should be working, since the SIM works on the phone they originally provided.
BlackBerry says the phone hasn't been activated to Fido (although since I'm not subscribing to the BlackBerry Internet services through Fido, they wouldn't know anyway).
Have I bought a paperweight, or is there some way to get this working as a phone and PDA?
Any help is appreciated.