I just got this phone 2 days ago from a guy on craiglist canada, he said he had this phone 6months ago but he has just been doing nothing with it. He also told that the phone is from rogers since there is a rogers sim in the package.
When I got it, I just realized that when i turn on the power,the phone doesn't have rogers career logo (i mean the flash) and the vendor id is -1 (I checked all the vendor id but didn't see anything match with -1). The phone can work with rogers sim but it can work with fido sim as well.
The IMEI number at the back of the phone match with what it shows on the device. However, it says "property of Research In Motion".
So, I don't know what has happened to my phone, still don't know whether it is a fake one or not.
Anyone here can help me to work out?!?!
Thanks in advance!
There's no label of the carrier at the bottom of the faceplate. Underneath the battery it says made in canada 1.
I want to figure out the original carrier of the phone. Before the phone was unbranded, which carrier did it belong to? that's what i mean.
sorry for my english sucks (
I dont see why this maters really... it just doesnt.
Rogers may be the 'best', which I agree with, but they get the same phone as bell, elus or whoever else carries a RIM product...
the OS might be different, but that can be upgraded on your own
the carrier means little to nothing in terms of the phone youre getting
def not an at&t phone, thats a standard BB RIM box...not sure about any canadian carriers or what there boxes look like. but i agree with the others, the original phone carrier doesnt matter, as long as the phone works.
My 1st Berry 8310 came in a box like that.It was a Suncom phone,but even before I got the Berry my regular phone came in a non-carrier branded box.Maybe smaller carriers don't wanna spend the money to put their logos and name on the box.
I believe I seen this exact same Unbranded type of blackberry before. What I believe you have is one of those Blackberries that is usually given away at those Pre release events. It was the exact Property of Rim on it and the non descriptive splash screen. Works perfectly well. Doesn't mean its stolen or defective in anyway. Its just usual at those events they are not favoring 1 particular carrier. That explains why it came in non carrier packaging. And many times people who go to those events never use the device once they realize the additional charges carriers charge for the services.
No carrier branding is fine. You can buy unbranded BlackBerry phones in many countries. That should work with any carrier.
"Property of Research in Motion" is not good, even if the device is purchased through employee purchase program.
If it is not powering up, likely it was a stolen device and now remotely blocked.
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