1. glossywhite's Avatar
    Simple question, but you try looking for a simple answer!

    Does anyone know how I go about activating BBM & BIS on Orange UK Pre-pay, without involving humans, IE, by text or keypresses?

    The guy in the shop said send the word "EMAIL" to 247 by text... nope, get some cryptic message back about email services. He also said BIS would be active within one hour or so... but apparently that is also not the case. I have the required 5 balance on my SIM, to pay for the 5 required for the BIS + BBM add-on thingy.

    Simple solution, which you know works, anyone?

    Thank you so much!
    09-08-11 07:49 PM
  2. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Nope, call Orange and it can take a while before it becomes active.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-09-11 05:15 AM
  3. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    Call Orange and ask them about the status, maybe you should update the service book if it's unlocked device that comes from other carrier.
    09-09-11 05:24 AM
  4. RossyBoy92's Avatar
    You have to call 450 from your phone unless you only have that 5 on your phone call from another phone using 07973 100 450. They usually say it takes an hour but sometimes longer.
    09-09-11 05:25 AM
  5. glossywhite's Avatar
    An hour? LOL! No, I had to go to 'saynoto0870.com' and look for an internal Orange engineering number in the end. The guy there said he deals with 10,000+ BB's at a time, setting up corporate. He said the profile was all screwed up and had not been provisioned properly, and so he fixed it for me (he didn't have to do that).

    If he had to go through all those BIS and profile settings on Orange's system, I can't imagine that the call centre drones would have stood even half a chance!
    09-10-11 11:10 AM
  6. trev2008's Avatar
    simple you text startbb to 450 and it activated within 24 hours
    08-04-13 04:37 AM
  7. Missperfect2002's Avatar
    Hey You know when You said Text 450 how would you text it ? Can you reply to this the same way you would text them (for e.g if its in caps or has commas ir anything) Thanks
    08-13-13 09:27 AM
  8. Missperfect2002's Avatar
    Can you answer my question for me plz thanks
    08-14-13 02:53 PM