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jnkmail76 02-22-2007 04:37 PM

Newbie Question
 
Hi I have a simple newbie question - I attended a RIM Event and received the new BB 8800, I am a verizon customer, if I were able to get the phone unlocked would there be any way to get the phone to work on the Verizon network? Thanks

jdjleo 02-22-2007 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jnkmail76
Hi I have a simple newbie question - I attended a RIM Event and received the new BB 8800, I am a verizon customer, if I were able to get the phone unlocked would there be any way to get the phone to work on the Verizon network? Thanks

Nope

CDMA and GSM is like Mac to PC

They just dont play ball

briank555 02-22-2007 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jnkmail76
Hi I have a simple newbie question - I attended a RIM Event and received the new BB 8800, I am a verizon customer, if I were able to get the phone unlocked would there be any way to get the phone to work on the Verizon network? Thanks

Current 8800 is a GSM-based device and since Verizon runs off a CDMA-based network, unfortunately there wouldn't be any way to do this. That's not to say that Verizon's equivalent won't come out down the road, but I'd guess the model you have is what's currently out now.

jnkmail76 02-22-2007 04:43 PM

newbie question
 
Ok - thanks for the confirmation - that is what I figured. I guess I will have to find the device a new home.

jdjleo 02-22-2007 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jnkmail76
Ok - thanks for the confirmation - that is what I figured. I guess I will have to find the device a new home.

I have a very nice home and im looking to adopt a new 8800 into the family!

I will give it all the love and nurturing it will ever need!

underskybb 02-22-2007 04:57 PM

i asked this before and it was unanswered...so i am asking again...

can someone PLEASE tell me how does a person get invited to these events that give out free phones? (i am just very curious)

greggebhardt 02-22-2007 05:10 PM

Most the time you get them from the Cingular rep. Not just any rep but one who is in the district where the party is being held. Alot of the tickets go to to corp base but if you can get hold of the guy with the tickets, you are in luck!


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