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Old 07-09-2007, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I hve just purchsed a BB 7290 from Ebay, it has been unlocked but was orginally on Vodafone.

Anyway, when i put my Vodafone sim in, it says no network coverage, my number comes up but i cannot call or access any emails.

Could someone please point me in the right direction, Do i need to do anything?

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be a problem from the previous user.

Are you in a good coverage area? Is the radio turned ON?
Do you have a BB Data Plan from Vodafone, without it you will not have access to email, data, etc.
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i am not in a great coverage area but i have tried elsewhere, do i need a dataplan to access the network?
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You don't need a BB Data Plan to simply access the network or make a phone call, so I am unsure about the cause of that. I would say to reseat your SIM card, but you did mention it shows your phone number, so...
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Thanks, im going back to the seller, something doesn't sound right!

Does a BB work the same as phone i.e place a sim in the phone and it should work?

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If the BB is unlocked, it will work the same as a phone, ON THE PHONE PORTION.

You just have to remember a BB is much more than "phone".
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This may sound simple, but is the 'wireless' on

I know that sometimes when I do a hard reboot, I need to turn the radio or 'wireless' back on.
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Another thing to check is your wireless network settings. Check that network selection is either on automatic, or set to the carrier you want. Might be a good idea to make sure it is on automatic for troubleshooting purposes.
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