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Old 04-02-2006, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an unlocked 7100T. I used it just just for a phone and fancy rolodex for a month with Cinguluar before heading to Brazil. I am using TIM as my service provider here in Salvador. Everything is prepay here. I think data is just a little more expensive than talking. I can use SMS to locals and talk on the phone, but can't figure out how to get anything else to work. I really want to check my POP3 mail with it. Can anyone help? I don't speak portuguese so well and the TIM.com.br website isn't in English...i gathered that there is help on that site from a sales rep, but can't find the info, other than Blackberries are supported. If anyone has experience with TIM a bro in Salvador, Brazil thanks you.
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I lived in Sao Paulo for a year. I had TIM while down there. However, I did not have a Blackberry at the time. I did everything while there and not on there site. I thought there site had a English translated version.
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I can't find English anywhere. I'm in Bahia (BA in the dropdown).
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I can't find English anywhere. I'm in Bahia (BA in the dropdown).
tim.com.br
Interesting. Can somebody help you translate the site?
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Poking around the TIM website, I can't find anything on Blackberry service. It would be hard to believe that they don't support BB.
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Google has a language translation site, and from what i can gather, the TIM site is in portuguese. Just do a copy and paste into translate.google.com and make sure you use portuguese to english translation. I don't read portuguese, but I can tell that it isn't in spanish or french.
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I found they support the 7230 here:
tim.com.br/portaltim/homebusiness/0,1618,24O0O14O2450O2451,00.html
I don't see anything about POP3 however. If the 7230 works, does that mean the 7100 does as well?
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I found they support the 7230 here:
tim.com.br/portaltim/homebusiness/0,1618,24O0O14O2450O2451,00.html
I don't see anything about POP3 however. If the 7230 works, does that mean the 7100 does as well?
I would imagine it does. Its the same OS and GSM.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually, if I travel to Brazil on business, will my Cingular 8700c or Verizon 7130e work??? I mean, I know the phone part will, but how about my BES. Does anyone know????
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I can't find English anywhere. I'm in Bahia (BA in the dropdown).
tim.com.br
I understand Portuguese and still cant find info on Tim site. they are very disorganized. try in a Tim Shop but it has to be one that belongs to Tim and not a franchise.
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Poking around the TIM website, I can't find anything on Blackberry service. It would be hard to believe that they don't support BB.
go to their home page www.timbrasil.com.br and enter state Bahia area code 71 and find near bottom right the words
PARA SEU CELULAR
under that you will find blackberry
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go to their home page www.timbrasil.com.br and enter state Bahia area code 71 and find near bottom right the words
PARA SEU CELULAR
under that you will find blackberry
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