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Can an AT&T Blackberry Bold 9700 be used on prepaid T-Mobile?
I am thinking about buying a blackberry 9700 off of craigslist. The original owner said that it was an at&t phone. Would I be able to use it on t-mobile's prepaid plan with blackberry services such as bbm?
Thanks in advance!
- 07-21-2012, 06:08 PM #3
So OP, yes--you will be able to use your phone on T-Mo once unlocked at at least 2G speeds.
Last edited by raino; 07-21-2012 at 06:11 PM.
- 07-21-2012, 09:18 PM #4
I still only get EDGE on my Rogers 9900 on Tmo. I'm in Arizona.@_Miche11e_
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- 07-24-2012, 10:47 AM #5
Unlocking a Blackberry Bold 9700
To use a Blackberry from one carrier with another you need to get it unlocked.
When a carrier selling a Blackberry, it has a "SIM Lock" and when a SIM card from another carrier is used it can't connect to the network.. by unlocking the Blackberry Bold 9700 it will be free for use (SIM free) with another carriers.
So by unlocking AT&T's Blackberry Bold 9700 you will be able to use it with other GSM carriers...
About the Data and speeds.. With a Blackberry from AT&T, some devices will only get you EDGE (2G) speed data connection.
To get BBM you need a Blackberry data plan from T-mobile.
and if you are going to buy the AT&T Blackberry then remember to reinstall the service books to activate the data plan after unlocking it.