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Old 07-19-2007, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After reading another thread on here I have a question. Can I get a Vz 8703 and run my TM BIS on it? Let me explain why; we have a Tm family plan and I have added the $20 bb plan. I also have a Vz phone with a very old employee rate plan. (From my primeco days) that we keep on. The VZ service is perfect in my home and TM is not as great. So could I use the TM bb plan on a verizon bb? I assume any text messages would be assesed against the VZ plan correct?
Any one have any experience or insight into this?
Old 07-19-2007, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would have a radio/network incompatibility. VZW uses CDMA whereas TMO uses GPRS/GSM. Basically EDGE vs. EV-DO. Hence the different model numbers with different radios.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope -- your data and voice plans must be from the same carrier (in addition to the network tech issue mentioned above). You could possibly get around this with a GSM BB and a dual SIM adapter but you would only be able to receive email or calls at any given time.

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