1. Rita Doshi's Avatar
    I have my husband's old blackberry and want to use it with my virgin mobile prepaid account. I do not want internet service, emails etc. Just to be able to make and receive calls and text messages. Virgin Mobile website does not list blackberry phone as an option. However, I do see several threads on this site where people have technical questions about this. Can somebody help me ?
    11-10-12 01:41 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    What device model number?
    Virgin Mobile US or Canada?
    11-10-12 02:19 PM
  3. Rita Doshi's Avatar
    BlackBerry 9550 Virgin Mobile US Thanks
    11-10-12 02:29 PM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    To what carrier is the device branded?

    Virgin Mobile uses the Sprint Network in the US. You need to call them and ask them if they will activate the device on their network.
    11-10-12 03:46 PM
  5. Rita Doshi's Avatar
    Thanks for your help. I did call Virgin Mobile. I can use the blackberry but they would have to put me on their data plan even though I don't want email, internet etc. So I am sticking with my old handset for now. I appreciate your help
    11-10-12 04:21 PM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Most CDMA carriers in the US require a data plan for any BlackBerry activated on their network.

    Good luck.
    11-10-12 04:27 PM

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