Blackberry 9930 on other carriers
I'm sure this has been asked a million times but I cant seem to find anything recent.
If I have my Verizon Blackberry Bold 9930 unlocked, can i use it with Pageplus or Reachout Wireless? Has anyone done this recently?
I dont use a whole lot of minutes or data so i'm looking for a less expensive route than Verizon. Suggestions?
- 08-11-2012, 06:46 PM #3
"Unlocking" only applies to the GSM side of the device. It doesn't apply to the CDMA side of the device which is what Verizon and PagePlus use. I have no idea about Reachout Wireless.
PagePlus typically will allow Verizon devices on their network. Again, no idea about Reachout.
Note that you will not be able to use data on a BlackBerry on either of those. Phone and text only.
- 08-12-2012, 06:12 AM #8
Unlocked Blackberry Bold 9930 from Verizon
You can use your unlocked Blackberry Bold 9930 with GSM carrier by using a GSM sim card with your unlocked device.
To edit the CDMA phone number on your unlocked Verizon branded Blackberry 9930:
Dial ##000000 and change the phone number to the one that your sim card is programed with.
You should also change the CDMA to GSM (mobile network)...
To update the service books go to the "Host routing table" under advanced device options and select "Register now".
- 08-12-2012, 06:35 AM #9
So I could "unlock" it and use it with a prepaid GSM carrier then? Like Virgin Mobile or something? (Only for text and voice tho) I was under the wrong impression that CDMA had to be with CDMA.
- 08-12-2012, 03:28 PM #11Retired: 8703, 8130, 8330, 9630, 9800, 9900, PlayBook
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- 08-12-2012, 03:29 PM #12