Hello all, I just got a blackberry 8700g today as part of a package deal off e-bay and am having a bit of a problem getting up and running. The auction said that it was for a Cincinnati Bell locked blackberry (although people aren't always honest on e-bay)
The problem I am experiencing is that I cannot connect to my network even for standard phone service(I know that internet and email service won't work until I buy a blackberry plan but am under the impression that phone should). (like if I go to options -> Network it says *None* and is set to automatic.) I have tried looking for Cincinnati Bell under my preferred network list and cannot find it there.
I currently have standard cell phone service through Cincinnati Bell with a newer sim card, and I have swapped this sim card between several other phones successfully in the past. I also had my friend ,who currently has a working 8700, put his Cincinnati Bell sim card in my 8700 and it still did not work.
I followed some of the steps on the FAQ pages and found that my phone is locked. I guess my main concern would be that it is locked to a network other than Cincinnati Bell and I really don't know how exactly to tell which network it is locked to.
When I power my phone on without a sim card in it it does have the Cincinnati Bell logo in the middle of the screen but I could see how that wouldn't guarantee that it is set to Cincinnati Bell, although it does give me some hope
I also started to read the FAQ about the IT Policy since it seemed like it could be what was causing it. I checked under options -> security and did not see anything about an IT policy. Could that still be the problem?
Any help would be much appreciated even if it is saying that it won't work for me at all. Also if any other information would be required to make a diagnosis just let me know and i'll be happy to get it for you.
Thanks in advance,