I'd go back to the nearest VZW store/kiosk.. If you don't have a signal on your phone what good is it..
I think the VZW activation number is *228 and then option 2.
That might help.
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.
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