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Old 03-13-2007, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought an 8700g and a 7290 on Ebay. I immediately inserted my existing SIM card into the 8700g and it worked fine, no problems. Then I inserted the SIM into the 7290 and all it does is search for a network until it times out. They are both quad-band phones, so I know for certain they are compatible with GSM 850, the only freq used in Panamá. My question is how do you tell if a BlackBerry is locked to a particular network? Is it possible that the "phone" part of the 7290 I bought is defective? Any suggestions or tips?

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Go to Options->Advanced Options->SIM Card and type M,E,P,D. But usually this is not necessary as the device displays "Invalid IM Card" when it is locked to a specific carrier.
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I did what you said and here is what is listed:

Personalization:
SIM>>>>>>>>>>>Disabled
Network>>>>>>>>Inactive
Network Subset>>Disabled
Service Provider>>Disabled
Corporate>>>>>>>Disabled
Phone Number>>>>>+5076749XXXX

The SIM works fine in an unlocked RAZR and an 8700g. Could this 7290 be defective?

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Possibly. "Inactive" network indicates an unlocked BB.
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