Originally Posted by rambo47
I'm not sure if you will get the service books until you are back on your home carrier's network. You *might* get services restores if you us suspend your service temporarily but there is no way to be sure until you try.
I like the idea of using an iPhone on prepaid temporarily and getting your BBM on it. The newer BB10 BlackBerrys also wouldn't have an issue as they do not use a BIS plan.
This is correct. You will not get service books unless you are on your home network.
An unlocked BB10 device with a SoftBank card would also work as well as rambo mentioned.
Further, beyond the fact that it won't work, un-suspending and re-suspending to get services for which you are not paying is dishonest, and I would think as a servicemember you'd have more integrity than that.