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Old 06-22-2006, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since moving back to BB a few weeks ago I am really "jonesing" for my old PocketPC. I am trying to fight this addiction. I don't want to give up my 8700 but I really, really miss my SlingPlayer TV and radio station streaming. So here is my question.

Will my SIM card on the 8700c work in a Cingular based PocketPC phone...voice and data?

If not I am thinking about adding a Family Share line with Data only and picking up an 8125. I can add it to my plan for the Promo price $299 and only pay $44.99 for a data plan.

…thoughts on either idea?

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I think the real problem is that you can't have multiple data plans associated with a single SIM, IIRC... From what i understand, Cingular doesn't treat the Blackberry data plan as a superset of the other data plans like TMO does. So you can't have a Blackberry data plan and the data plan that you need for your 8125.
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I think the real problem is that you can't have multiple data plans associated with a single SIM, IIRC... From what i understand, Cingular doesn't treat the Blackberry data plan as a superset of the other data plans like TMO does. So you can't have a Blackberry data plan and the data plan that you need for your 8125.
So I would have to do the Family Share idea. I would share the voice plan and then get a $44.99 data plan for the 8125. I could then forward my BB number to the 8125 when I feel like PocketPCing it.

Too bad I couldn't just slap my BB SIM card in it.
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If set up properly I beleive your SIM should work fine.

Many people use Media Net with PPC devices on Cingular. If your account was set up with access to the WAP APN (as it is meant to have) then it would be no different than you inserting your SIM card in a Razr and accessing the internet (I do this all the time.)

Now if you did tethering of heavy streaming (which a Slingbox probably does) you might raise some flags and alert Cingular that you're using a PPC device without a PDA plan. But I've yet to hear of a Cingular customer being "nailed" for using Media Net with a PPC.

At least give it a try. Pop that SIM into the PPC and see what happens.

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If set up properly I beleive your SIM should work fine.

Many people use Media Net with PPC devices on Cingular. If your account was set up with access to the WAP APN (as it is meant to have) then it would be no different than you inserting your SIM card in a Razr and accessing the internet (I do this all the time.)

Now if you did tethering of heavy streaming (which a Slingbox probably does) you might raise some flags and alert Cingular that you're using a PPC device without a PDA plan. But I've yet to hear of a Cingular customer being "nailed" for using Media Net with a PPC.

At least give it a try. Pop that SIM into the PPC and see what happens.
Maybe I'll run down to the Cingular Store this morning and ask to see a working unit. There is a store close to me that is not owned by Cingular...so they would be less likely to rat me out. If that did work...downside is that I would have to pay full retail for the phone, but I would save that 10x over without the 2 year family talk discount. I wish I had a MiniSD I could load SlingPlayer on and test that connection. I'll post what happens. Thanks!
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Well it works. I put my BB's SIM card in the 8125 and I can call and get on the net. I ASSuME I am still on the $29.99 unlimited data.

Only issue now is after putting the SIM back in my BB I have not gotten any mail. I just sent Service Books again; I bet I am going to have to send those after evey swap. hmmm

Lgreenburg do you have to send Service Packs to the BB after putting the SIM back from your Razr?

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it would be no different than you inserting your phone in a Razr and accessing the internet (I do this all the time.)
All the time, huh? Just how DO you insert your phone into a RAZR?

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Lgreenburg do you have to send Service Packs to the BB after putting the SIM back from your Razr?

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No I do not.
Thanks it seems to be working fine now, it's just taking awhile to register...I don’t have great signal where I am at. Thanks for the help!
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All the time, huh? Just how DO you insert your phone into a RAZR?

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Wise guy huh.
Hey, I didn't show up and ask all kinds of dumb newbie questions that were already answered in stickys & existing threads when I recently joined, so I get to be a wise guy - at least occasionally.

While I'm at it though, thanks to you and the other mods for all the great info here. I'm running an 8700c with Telstra/Zen, using BBToday, BBWeather and Berry 411, got my internet access working properly, bought ScreenPatronus and a nice GizmoSkin case all because of the great info here.
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Hey, I didn't show up and ask all kinds of dumb newbie questions that were already answered in stickys & existing threads when I recently joined, so I get to be a wise guy - at least occasionally.

While I'm at it though, thanks to you and the other mods for all the great info here. I'm running an 8700c with Telstra/Zen, using BBToday, BBWeather and Berry 411, got my internet access working properly, bought ScreenPatronus and a nice GizmoSkin case all because of the great info here.
Guess you can't add "taking threads off topic" to your list.

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