1. blackberrycurve2018's Avatar
    I came across multiple Ebay listings for the 9700
    and please dont tell me anything about waste of money blah blah. I have enough.

    I was just curious if the phone is still functional in 2018?
    Can I still access general Text, Email, Wifi, maybe Facebook messenger
    Maybe get a prepaid SIM card for a backup phone? (i live in Canada btw, if anyone has knowledge of any plans)

    as opposed to my old Bold 8530, which is CDMA locked, i cant really do much on it, other than play music and show off to my friends

    thanks
    02-03-18 08:06 PM
  2. Carjackd's Avatar
    9700 still works for now. But Facebook messenger I don’t believe exists for the device.
    02-03-18 09:27 PM
  3. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    Carjackd is right. No Facebook messenger.
    02-04-18 12:13 AM
  4. Nguyen1's Avatar
    The 9700 will work. BIS may work too depending on your carrier plan. The OS is 5, so consider update to 6. Keep in mind some housekeeping will be required to get it running with appworld and BIS services. It has wifi, which is great.

    Signature: Typed on my Passport SE!
    03-21-18 06:24 PM
  5. lobbyintx's Avatar
    Same here. I have a friend in need of a phone so I was going to give him an old bb9700. All he needs is to talk and text. Recommended he get mint mobile Sim card.

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    10-22-18 12:30 AM
  6. joeldf's Avatar
    With all this talk about the 9700, there is one other thing to remember.

    Many carriers are planning to shut down their 3G networks over the next few years. Around the 2019-2020 time frame. The way many have already shut down the old 2G/Edge networks.

    Probably why BlackBerry planned their shutdorn when they did.

    3G carried cell and data, so with without it, no calls or texts.
    10-22-18 02:14 AM

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