What's involved in flip flopping between iphone and bb?
So i love my iphone but miss my blackberry, im thinking picking up a used bold and flip-flopping. Whats involved in that and can it be a fast process? Anyone doing it?
- 11-18-09, 04:05 AM #2
I'll be using both a Bold 9700 and an iPod Touch soon.
I'll do texting/calls/email/internet(when there's no WiFi) on the Bold, and music/apps/games/internet(WiFi) on the iPod Touch.
It won't really be flip flopping, I'll just carry both devices.
Last edited by elementunkn; 11-20-09 at 03:16 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-18-09, 11:17 AM #4
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Switching between the iphone and BB is a BIG pain and I wouldn't recommend it.
Here's why; every time you want to switch you have to call your provider to have the data plan changed. Most carriers have different data plans for the BB than other phones because it uses BIS. Therefore, I don't think it's worth it to flip flop between them.
My advice: either just carry your iphone as a media player and wifi web browser. And use your BlackBerry as a phone. The other option is to activate a 2nd line and have both phones at once (call forwarding is your friend).
Hope that helps.
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- 11-18-09, 06:59 PM #5
There are a number of people, that frequent this forum, that SIM swap between the BB and the Iphone with no issues at all. I plan on it doing it myself. I see that used 3G's have fallen to about $150-180 on craigslist here, so it's about the same as buying a new 8gig touch.
All BB users are used to pulling the battery anyways, so getting to the SIM is common practice. The 3GS (I can't speak for the others), allows the SIM to load right into the side, like the sd card into a Bold, for example.
Pulll battery, remove SIM, plug into Iphone, done. Reverse as needed. Then If you're done playing with your Iphone and need the sure battery longevity of your BB, you're set in under 30 seconds or less (aside from the re-boot time).
If you have a BIS data plan on AT&T, or similar, I've not heard of any need to swap plans. Data is data is data is data, aside from BES plans, obviously.
- 11-18-09, 10:17 PM #6
You will not get internet on an iPhone with a BIS plan and no alterations. I just switched from my Bold to my 3GS and had to call to have my plan switched back to an iPhone plan to use the internet. Unless there is something I don't know about, data from iPhone and data from BIS are different despite the facts its all data...kind of dumb IMO
- 11-18-09, 10:42 PM #7
/It does state that you need to swap to the iphone plan for the first month, and then swap back, as well as modify the WAP connection setting on the Iphone after. I't in this very sub-forum.
Last edited by bladebarrier; 11-18-09 at 10:50 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
11-19-09, 03:17 PM #11
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- 11-19-09, 07:30 PM #14
You could always call them anonymously from a different phone, and ask them if it's even an issue. You're paying for unlimited internet on a smartphone, and only using one online at any given time (it's not like two people are using them together). I doubt it's even an issue as far as they're concerned, but better to be safe than sorry.