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Old 03-28-2007, 07:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be switching from my 7100i to a 7520 that I'm getting from a friend. I like the 7100i but I really want the full keyboard and the 7520 is my only other option with Nextel. My question is, can I just leave my desktop manager software as it is, put my sim card in the 7520, change the PIN and IEMI in the software and I'll be good to go? I really don't want to change everything over to the 7520 in case I want to switch back and forth. Also, I imagine I can use the USB cable that came with my 7100i correct? Has anyone done anything like this?

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Old 03-28-2007, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going to be switching from my 7100i to a 7520 that I'm getting from a friend. I like the 7100i but I really want the full keyboard and the 7520 is my only other option with Nextel. My question is, can I just leave my desktop manager software as it is, put my sim card in the 7520, change the PIN and IEMI in the software and I'll be good to go? I really don't want to change everything over to the 7520 in case I want to switch back and forth. Also, I imagine I can use the USB cable that came with my 7100i correct? Has anyone done anything like this?

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Walt, you should be fine. You ought to consider upgrading to the latest version of Desktop Manage and using the Switch Device Wizard application in DM. You will need to go to your BIS website and change the PIN and IMEI as you stated each time you switch devices so your BIS will know where to send your mail.
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Thanks for the information. I'm pretty sure it will work this way. I'll post here with my results.

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good call Jsanders

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I just thought I would post an update to my original message. I received the 7520 I bought. Before doing anything with it I happened to be near a Nextel store so I stopped in and asked them if they sold SIM cards. They said they didn't and that I would have to order directly from Nextel. I then held up both my 7100i and 7520 and asked them if I could just take the card out of the 7100 and use it in the other one. They said no that it wouldn't work. I would have to buy another SIM card. When I got home I put the 7100i SIM card in the other Blackberry and my phone number popped onto the screen. I attempted to make a call and it worked. The direct connect worked too. I then hooked up the 7520 to my computer, changed the PIN and IMEI number in the device manager and sent the service books. I had to configure my pim sync again but once that was done it loaded all my contacts, memos and calendar from my computer.

One observation I would like to point out. I get a much better signal with the 7520 and the DC chirp is louder. The only thing I don't like is the low volume lame ringtones. Oh well.

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I won't be able to put up with the lack of push end and send for calls. suretype isn't bad either it helps save the bulk.
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I kind of miss the send and end call buttons but I really like the BB anyway. The only TWO things that bug me is the low volume ring tones and the backlight won't come on unless I press the backlight button. There may be a way around that. I'll have to explore. The suretype on the 7100 was excellent. I was really surprised. One thing I noticed is the build quality of the 7520 is far better than the 7100i. Very solid and well built.
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Hey Walt,

I just switched from a 7100i to a 7520 as well. I like the 7520 SO much better. All around its simply a better phone. I do miss the dedicated send and end buttons though.

I wanted to add my 2 cents on your backlight problem. My solution was to install BBLight. It fixed the "lack" of backlight and suited my needs perfectly. You might want to check it out as well.
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Thanks for the tip on BBLight. I installed it and it fixed the problem. Now if we can only make the ringtones louder.

It's been a couple of weeks now with the 7520 and it's definately a keeper. I like it much better than the 7100i. I'll put the 7100i away as a backup.
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