Originally Posted by jimispier
Ok... I did it.. I am going to be getting my 8700 sometime next week (hopefully). I bought it off of ebay but I am trying out a warrant company called squaretrade.com along with the purchase.. I checked the company's rating and comments so, yay for me..
Now in order to restore peace in the home, I must focus on selling my 7290 and two cases (one of which is a brand new krusell that is 12 days old) for about $150.. If not, the jedi will feel this one for some time.. Wish me luck..
If you are buying on ebay, you need to make sure that the seller has closed their BIS account as well as their cell account. This will release the IMEI and PIN so you can set up your email BIS account.
In addition. if that device was on BES, all the IT policies need to be removed and the phone wiped.
If not you may have problems activating and using the device. Some issues the carrier can resolve, but if its a Cingular phone and you are trying to put it on T-Mobile, even if its unlocked there may be issues as to where do you go for help. In most cases, issues such as this get moved to RIM and they will try to help.