- 02-07-2013, 08:15 PM #101Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-08-2013, 12:15 AM #105
- 8 Posts
I bought a virgin blackberry outright and it had the hard-locked apn of "blackberry.net" it was greyed out and unchangable...
After successfully unlocking it and putting a different sim card in it; you are able to edit the apn but after clicking save and going back in, you will see that it has reverted back to the carrier's apn.
I tried this with a mobilicity sim card (YES, the Z10 is pentaband and will work on all carriers in canada including WIND and Mobilicity). When putting the Mobilicity sim card in, it automatically updates the apn to bb.davewireless.com and therefore your data doesnt work. I tried to change it to wap.mobilicity.com but after clicking save, it reverts. When a Virgin sim card is put back in, it will go back to the greyed out screen with blackberry.net. Trying a WIND sim in it, everything actually works... Data and all!
With experience using Virgin Mobile, Ive noticed that their phones are not branded. (eg. No carrier bloatware) which is why I was suprised to see a hard-locked apn. I was worried that it was the hardware but after testing several sims, Ive realized that the apn settings are all pushed from the carrier. So to all of you with Bell or Virgin blackberries, no need to worry... Its not the hardware with the problem.
Anyone that would like help unlocking their Blackberry Z10's for cheaper than most sites, feel free to PM me.
Ive attached an image showing that the phone has AWS (1700/2100) Frequencies
- 02-08-2013, 10:45 AM #106~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Why is it that the only commandment that God gave that starts with the word remember, we seem to "forget".
Rest on the seventh day.
- 02-08-2013, 11:11 AM #108
- 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM #109
K...APN issue put to bed....just swapped a Telus SIM into my unlocked Bell Z and voila...APN magically switched over. Phone fully functional and data working fine.
Did not have to security wipe either...just pull the battery and change SIM...pretty effortless.
Conclusion....software defaults to SIM and carrier coding...what a relief lol.
Thanks to the very nice fellow at the Telus Store who let me use his SIM and explain things.
- 02-08-2013, 12:09 PM #112
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-08-2013, 12:16 PM #113
- 8 Posts
- 02-08-2013, 12:39 PM #114
Unfortunately that means that any Z10 you bring to Bell will require a BB plan.Blackberry 10 > Windows Phone 7/8 > Blackberry 7 > iOS > Android > Symbian > WebOS > Meego
- 02-08-2013, 12:45 PM #115
- 02-08-2013, 12:49 PM #116
Then put my SIM (from Bell that came with the Z) back in and thats it...interesting idea though on other Bell SIMS, I will try my wifes out of her iPhone tonight to see what that does.
- 02-08-2013, 12:57 PM #117
Unless of course I'm completely missing something, all you have proven is that a Telus SIM determines the APN. The real question is if we unlock the Bell Z10, and use a smartphone planned Bell SIM, will it work.
- 02-08-2013, 01:07 PM #118The Nameless Channel
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- 02-08-2013, 01:24 PM #119
- 02-08-2013, 01:29 PM #121
THIS is what I'm looking for confirmation on. So, if you have an unlocked Koodo phone and have put a Bell SIM with a smartphone package in it, does everything work? Or a unlocked Rogers phone, Fido, etc, etc.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-08-2013, 02:02 PM #123
- 125 Posts
I've found that on Virgin, to get a comparable plan to what I have currently I have to pay an extra $10 per month.
I even got to their loyalty department and they couldn't do anything. Guess I will wait out the remaining 9months on my contract and switch carriers.
- 02-08-2013, 02:03 PM #124
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-08-2013, 04:12 PM #125
- 2 Posts
Virgin / Bell Locked APN... useless
I was told by the person at Virgin tech support whom I was "escalated" to, that the APN issue has been "sent up to management", but who knows if that's the truth or how far it will go. I was basically told I needed to switch plans after being led on by the last two people I spoke with that they were working on a solution.
If anyone on Virgin / Bell is interested in my experience calling their support, check out my post here: The Autodidact • How Virgin / Bell Bungled the Z10 Launch . Hopefully we get some traction on this. I hate Rogers, and am slowly realizing I also hate Bell. Too bad I like Virgin, they're unfortunate relation... suppose I'll try Telus??
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