1. ralihaider's Avatar
    Hello, I am considering buying a Blackberry Bold 4 (9900) just to make calls and texts. I have a smartphone and using all my other apps on it. I just want a phone to put my other sim card in and keep it on. Is Blackberry Bold 4 a good choice for that purpose?
    04-25-21 07:04 AM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Hello, I am considering buying a Blackberry Bold 4 (9900) just to make calls and texts. I have a smartphone and using all my other apps on it. I just want a phone to put my other sim card in and keep it on. Is Blackberry Bold 4 a good choice for that purpose?
    Welcome to CrackBerry!!!!! Post early and post often......

    Depends where you live
    04-25-21 09:16 AM
  3. anon(10512033)'s Avatar
    Hello, I am considering buying a Blackberry Bold 4 (9900) just to make calls and texts. I have a smartphone and using all my other apps on it. I just want a phone to put my other sim card in and keep it on. Is Blackberry Bold 4 a good choice for that purpose?
    It may be, depending on where you live. If you're in the U.S., I hear that you're out of luck and it won't work. You need 2G (unlikely) or 3G (more likely) coverage, with the right bands for the handset you're planning to use.

    If you have the coverage, then the phone will make calls and send SMS messages, but probably not MMS, unless you can find a carrier that's still sending out service books.

    If you enjoy hacking and cryptography, you can make MMS work, but it's not trivial: The Bold Explorer
    04-25-21 09:17 AM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Hello, I am considering buying a Blackberry Bold 4 (9900) just to make calls and texts. I have a smartphone and using all my other apps on it. I just want a phone to put my other sim card in and keep it on. Is Blackberry Bold 4 a good choice for that purpose?
    Be better to just buy a burner phone.... one that supports today's networks.

    If you live outside of the USA where 3G might have a few years left.... ending of Blackberry services fist of next year is going to end BIS and the usefulness of BBOS devices.
    04-26-21 09:29 AM
  5. bold and proud's Avatar
    Well hey, I've been using a Blackberry Bold 9900 on the AT&T network since golly knows when. And an ipad mini for forays into the modern world lol. I can do sms, phone, and email. No What's App <wanh!> and of course browsing is NG. Annoying certificate errors are starting to be more frequent, but otherwise, all good.
    08-18-21 05:22 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Well hey, I've been using a Blackberry Bold 9900 on the AT&T network since golly knows when. And an ipad mini for forays into the modern world lol. I can do sms, phone, and email. No What's App <wanh!> and of course browsing is NG. Annoying certificate errors are starting to be more frequent, but otherwise, all good.
    Best just use the iPad and enough the few months you have left with the 9900....

    Can check out http://darkstar.x10host.com/nibble/certificates.html for some fixes with Opera Mini.
    08-19-21 08:31 AM

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