1. Dixon.ZA's Avatar
    Hi there folks. I am a South African about to leave for the UK for 3 weeks, now I've been in contact with my service provider and they want to charge a silly amount of money for me to use my bold in the UK.

    So I did some extra reading on the unlocking of my bb BUT, one thing I couldn't find out was, if I unlock it, obviously it will no longer be connected to my service provider, but now was has stumped me was, if I unlock it, will I then need to pay RIM or BlackBerry for the BIS fee or what?? I'm confused haha

    Thanks in advanced for your reply.

    10-19-10 09:31 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If you unlock it and take it to the UK, you will need to get a SIM card from a UK carrier. You can choose prepaid, for a certain number of minutes. Some carriers also offer prepaid BIS. You would not need to purchase a prepaid data plan from the UK carrier if you do not want it.
    10-19-10 10:08 AM
  3. Dixon.ZA's Avatar
    ah thanks, awesome! that really helps! thanks

    But one more thing, if I do unlock it, I won't loose the option of paying for my BIS to my service provider, I just won't have a locked phone?
    Last edited by Dixon.ZA; 10-19-10 at 11:50 AM. Reason: Gramma
    10-19-10 11:45 AM
  4. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Correct. You're always safe when you're unlocking.
    10-19-10 01:54 PM