Hi guys and gals i have just found a cingular 7290 blackberry. i was wondering how can i activate this i have cingular.. is there a different SIM i have to get or can i use my current SIM that i have now and just call them and tell cingular to add Blackberry service....Please help guys need advise...thanks
The SIM card that you have now will work on your BlackBerry. It will be voice and SMS only though. You will have to get the BB Data Plan added for any internet/e-mail usage. The unlimited plan is $44.99.
If the unit was wiped it is likely that it belongs in a BES somewhere which for securuity reasons once it was reported lost or stolen went ahead and wiped it clean. For that same reason even if you did not want to do the right thing which is to return it, you would not be able to activate it at all. So no matter what you may think you want to do at best youd have a phone and could never activate the data plan. Now these devices are expensive enough that I am sure that the owner would be very grateful for you returning it.