- 10-10-09, 08:46 AM #2
Provided the phone is unloacked, there is no reason why not. To see if your phone is unlocked, go to Options, Advanced Options, SIM Card and see if it says SIM Card: Security Disabled. If it says this, you should be good to go.
- 10-11-09, 05:19 AM #5
Branding does not come into it if the SIM card is unlocked.
Branding is only the splash logo and the Vendor ID. The only thing this affects is when you load an OS and the Vedndor ID determines which themes get put on the phone.
If the phone came direct from RIM, then the Vendor ID will be a non-specific carrier one.
- 10-11-09, 05:23 AM #6
how can you unlock a sim card? i thought u could unlock a phone to work with any sim card but not the other way around. or when u unlock "it" u actually unlock the sim card and not the actual phone?
- 10-11-09, 07:10 AM #7
You can see if your phone is SIM unlocked by reading and following the instructions in my first post in this thread.
This process is often used by those who have bought subsidised phones and wish to travel abroad and need to use a foreign carrier's SIM card. Another use of SIM unlocking is to use your phone in cour country on a different carrier.
So it is not the card that gets unlocked, it is the phone. My bad.
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11-17-09, 10:40 PM #9
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I just bought an 8900 which is unlocked. The Bell SIM card wouldn't read in the phone. My network is currently on SOS right now so I can only make emergency calls.
the 8900 has the same frequencies as a tour, or bold, just those ALSO have the HSPA frequencies as well.. wouldn't it STILL be able to run on the 850-1900 frequency? I don't care at all about 3G speeds I just want a Blackberry that will work.
- 11-17-09, 10:46 PM #10
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11-25-09, 12:22 AM #12
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i was told telus and bell sim card only works over seas when no cdma network is available.
so no your unlocked phone wont work with bell or telus sim in canada in europe yes.
so i was told by sales reps, they might be mistaken.
- 11-25-09, 12:30 AM #13
yea too late i just saw this thread now. the Bell (cdma network only) SIM is just like the Verizon one. it will only pick up GSM networks while overseas, allowing you to roam there. here in north america, it will ONLY use CDMA networks (native Bell or roaming on Verizon or Sprint) to work. you cant just take the SIM card from a CDMA carriers phone and have it work on a domestic GSM carrier. it doesnt work like that. you need another CDMA phone or CDMA/GSM hybrid phone to use on Bell. but it will never roam on a domestic GSM network while you are here, only CDMA.
btw OP, you stated "when bell goes to sim cards". are you saying they are totally switching their networks from CDMA to GSM (i highly doubt that). or are they just doing what Verizon/Vodafone did and allow for overseas roaming with a branded SIM card in their CDMA/GSM devices.
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