01-30-2006, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hong Kong
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| | using an unlocked 8700 - questions
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I live in Hong Kong and currently use a 7100v on the Vodafone network there.
I'm currently in the US and bought an unlocked (supposedly) 8700c which I plan to take back to HK to use. I just received it and am having trouble getting it to work. I may be asking dumb questions, but hope someone can help me.
I popped in my SIM card, booted up, and the network comes up 'Cingular - Smartone' (Smartone is the HK name for Voda). EDGE is showing as the network.
However, I cannot receive or send email - when I try to compose mail it says 'No Message Services Configured'.
The phone function DOES work. I thought maybe my problems has something to do with service books? I don't see the feature to have the network resend them to me as I do on my 7100. Do I need to tell my HK provider that I'm using a new BB? Am I missing something? Perhaps is my new BB NOT unlocked? (how can I tell if it's locked or not - I went into settings/adv options/SIM/ and it says security disabled).
Maybe I have to obtain a service book back in HK before I can roam with it?
Thanks for any help or advice.