Originally Posted by benmc
What service needs to be activated in the SIM? Data Service? GPRS?
You'll need Blackberry BES or Web Client,currently only T-Mobile offer BB to consumers, whilst Orange,o2 and Vodafone are for business users only.
So TMO UK won't sell unlocked devices? And if a produt is TMO UK locked, will it work with TMO US (I'm guessing no)?
Most of the networks have all their stock branded heavily,no amount of factory resets will clear icon,fonts,bookmarks & browser customisation.Vodafone,Orange & T-Mobile units are definitely locked - can't speak for o2 though I notice the 8700 has been customised with o2's "Active" layout so I guess their 8700s will be locked too.
Whilst locking of Blackberry is known to be strict here,its not the same for standard/non BB handsets ,dealers sell both branded and vanilla stock,you just have to know who to buy from.