1. briand354's Avatar
    Hello Fellow black berry storm2 nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so heres the deal:my friend and I bought 2 unlocked storm2 's and planned on using them on the tmobile network

    There is a problem now with the tmobile BES/BIS side of things.
    To give you a background, I repair computers for a living, and I have hacked modded and unlocked several phones that all worked properly on tmobiles network before this phone was even an idea in some RIM lab somewhere.

    heres an update of the problem and the steps weve taken to fix it.

    I DO NOT have a data plan. I can use the wifi brower when i am connected locally, and my friend also can on the wifi but he has a data plan. and it does NOT work if he tries using the providers service w/o wifi connectivity.
    I like countless others of you thought it might be on tmobiles side and it IS.
    when he puts the data enabled sim into his tour (8900 model... forget the name) it will register and work fine.

    I have reloaded the os with a hybrid os (and i like it) and it cleared up some storm2 issues (fat fingering the keyboard and speed and such) and i recommend anyone do this anyway. My buddy has spent countless hours on the phone with tmobile tech support/rim/blackerry tech support.

    I have tried reloading the service books manually and it will work for my sim (w/o data plan) and my phone keeps the service books when my sim is in the s2. when my buddies sim is in the phone it deletes all the service books, and then acts very glitchy. (this was before the os update to hybrid) but it will still function like mine... mms,sms, calls in and out. I think that they have blocked his IMEI or IP based on this. If i put my sim in his phone, it works like normal and I get the 'edge' owercase... but i dont have the data plan either.
    he was told by BB support that he isnt getting a good enough signal to get theEDGE and then a functional BES/BIS brower from the data plan.
    Also, for my BB hacker buddies on here... INSTALL MINI OPERA.
    its great. and it will also allow you to run multiple net windows and searches AT THE SAME TIME.

    so all in all, tmobile and bb have both copped out and blame and dont know wtf is really going on. I have been in the engineering screens... (im trying to soft unlock UMA support) but have not been able to yet.
    Please let me know if there is anyone has an update or what they have tried to remedy this problem. there are 4000+ unlocked storm2 users that would really like to know.
    Lets not let verizon or any cell provider tell us what we can and cant do.
    Let me know.
    Thanks, and I can post links and a guide if needed to anything Ive done thus far.
    Last edited by briand354; 06-11-10 at 09:42 PM. Reason: idk
    06-11-10 09:40 PM
  2. ST79's Avatar
    See whether this helps ...


    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-12-10 06:42 AM
  3. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Incase you missed this blog post T-Mobile killing service to unlocked Storm devices? | CrackBerry.com it appears as though this has been for a couple days, and I have yet to see a functional work around for it.
    06-12-10 07:05 AM
  4. gtstang462002's Avatar
    Here is a fix.... Get Verizon.... T-mobile obviously wants you to buy a phone from them, it is their network and will tell you what will and won't be put on it. They are probably locking their network down in lieu of an upcoming change. It is easy for them to tell you that they are not supporting that handset and then stand behind their words. From a network administrators point of view they are not doing anything wrong. If you feel that they are treating you wrong as a customer, there is something that you can do about it.... LEAVE...
    06-12-10 11:08 AM
  5. Romman's Avatar
    I have no doubt that T-Mobile, will NEVER kill your BB to force you buy their phone. T-Mobile has never hesitate to activate their service on any gsm phone. Even if it is from the moon. They do their money in the voice and data plan that you have. They don't care what phone you carry.
    06-12-10 04:52 PM
  6. nshih422's Avatar
    See whether this helps ...


    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Follow that guide except I put "epc.tmobile.com" (without quotes of course) as the APN and everything works great for me.
    06-12-10 04:57 PM
  7. kochenusu's Avatar
    i have an unlocked bb storm 9530,currently running simple mobile sim card on gsm network(edge),i also am running verizon wireless PREPAID,text,mms,sms,e-mail internet when i change to 1XEV,my problem right now is that i tried to upgrade to the 100mb option for data plan,at first i had unlimited text &calling,the data plan refuses to work on my gsm side,talked to a tech and they said to install opera mini and configure accordingly and data should work,i did all that but still i can't access internet or mms,can someone please help me out.
    06-12-10 05:38 PM
  8. kathiesalera's Avatar
    I started with TMobile-(now with Verizon)
    First thing you need to do is change your phone profile on the TMobile site to an 8800. You will then receive everything, I thought this was crazy but it works. Good Luck. Kathie
    06-14-10 12:04 PM
  9. kathiesalera's Avatar
    Oh 1 other thing you may have to run 4.7, 5.0 doesn't always work on tmobile. Kathie
    06-14-10 12:10 PM
  10. Romman's Avatar
    I have a clean IMEI and PIN numbers. Yesterday my EDGE turned to edge. I have tried what everyone of you tried, new OS, New hybrid, send service books, also changed my BB at tmobile from 9700 to 8800, 8520, etc...

    I tried basically every possible solution, but it does not seem to work.
    With edge, I am able to use ubertwitter, opera mini, bold, but not the blackberry browser. My emails are broken and do not work.

    After a couple of days, reading about this matter in this forum. and yesterday my storm become the same problem. here what I come with:

    Many T-Mobile customers will not pick up EDGE.
    Many Vodafon Customers in India will not pick up EDGE.
    Verizon PIN numbers start with 3, T-Mobile PINs start with 2.
    Ubertwitter, Berry Weather, Opera Mini, Bold work with edge.

    I think that this problem has been created by Verizon and RIM and not the other GSM carriers, because it seems like T-Mobile is providing me with the data plan, but RIM servers are blocking my emails and disabling my blackberry browser.

    So what do you guys think
    Last edited by romman; 06-14-10 at 02:20 PM.
    06-14-10 12:47 PM
  11. Romman's Avatar
    Oh 1 other thing you may have to run 4.7, 5.0 doesn't always work on tmobile. Kathie
    There is no 4.7 OS for the storm 2. And 9700 has 5.0 and works just fine
    06-14-10 12:48 PM
  12. Only1JP's Avatar
    I've read through all the methods of connecting my unlocked BB Storm 2 to work with T-Mobile, but it's just isn't connecting right. On the T-mobile site, I enter the IMIE and PIN for the BB Storm 2 and it still won't recognize it.

    Are there really T-mobile users able to use the unlocked Storm 2 with their data and internet packages? I'm only able to use the phone features on mine.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...
    06-18-10 09:47 PM
  13. Romman's Avatar
    Even with edge you can still use opera mini, bold, berry weather (or any weather app), garmin (or any gps related app). ubertwitter, app world. emails and blackberry browser won't work.
    06-18-10 10:31 PM