1. anon(484710)'s Avatar
    Hey folks.

    I used to use a Blackberry Style 9670 on Sprint back in the day. I loved that phone and everything it offered, so recently I picked a new one up cheap off of eBay. The device came in a sealed box, everything was perfect.

    Until I tried to use it. As it has been some time, I forgot that many features on Blackberry OS 6 are locked until after activation. I got onto my Sprint account and tried to activate it, which I assumed would be tricky since the device doesn't use a physical SIM. After a few failed errors, I realized my mistake - the device was actually made for "Open Mobile," a Puerto Rican company rather than Sprint.

    So, I'm in a bind. I'd like to use the device for work email and such but can't set any of that up until after activation. Is there any way I could circumvent that process?

    Any help would be great!
    11-24-17 11:32 PM
  2. alibi16's Avatar
    I've heard of people putting them on with Ting. When I tried the rep. said no. Maybe I got the wrong rep.
    02-12-18 02:59 PM
  3. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Try to unlock it first. There's a thread on crackberry that offers free unlocking for legacy phones. Maybe you can then use it on sprint network. Inknow sprint offers a 14-day free trial.
    02-22-18 10:12 PM
  4. alibi16's Avatar
    just putting this out there. busted the screen on my android spare phone that I use on the farm and took the ting Sim card out and put it in my old unlocked Z10 and everything works fine on ting.
    06-24-18 02:33 PM

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