1. jibblescrabbitz's Avatar
    i just got a free 8703e from my brother so i figured i would try it out...problem is, he has Verizon, I have Sprint. I made a few phone calls to both Verizon and Sprint and found out any Verizon phone CAN be used on Sprint...all i need to do is unlock it. Then, i found the following post on crackberry

    wikes82 wikes82 is offline
    CrackBerry User
    Device Model: 8330 Curve Invented by John McCain
    Carrier: Sprint/Nextel

    Join Date: Jul 2008
    Posts: 54
    This is what you need to do:

    1. obtain your MSL code
    2. Make sure verizon want to activate unknown ESN (sprint ESN) in their network
    3. Google for a software call qpst, install it in your PC
    4. Uninstall Desktop Manager, and all blackberry software from your PC
    5. download this Custom Action Information
    6. Restart your computer, then go to your Device Manager, and check under Ports (COM & LPT) there should be 2 serial Port for RIM (e.g: COM3 and COM4), now you need to remember the highest number COM port for your blackberry.
    7. Turn off your wireless connection on BB, connect it to your PC via USB, then run Sprint Mobile Broadband
    8. Run QPST Configuration, click on Ports tab and add new port (add your blackberry port, the highest number port)
    9. Then click Start Clients - Service Programming - Select your phone, for phone model select SURF6300-BB
    10. Enter your MSL code, click on Read from Phone
    11. Download verizon prl from here Corolada PRL Page then save it to your computer
    12. back in qpst, click on Roam tab, under preferred roaming, load verizon prl
    13. click on settings tab, change service programming to 000000 (6 zeros)
    14. click write to phone
    15. phone will reboot.
    16 disconnect phone, and call *228 to activate your phone in verizon network

    EDIT: sorry, you wanted to do it the other way around (from verizon to sprint), well, it's basically the same method, verizon MSL code is 000000 and download Sprint PRL from the same site
    but you won't be able to activate it under sprint network, because sprint wont activate unknown ESN on their network
    Last edited by wikes82 : 08-25-2008 at 03:14 PM.
    now i need to find out how to unlock this BB FROM Verizon TO Sprint.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    01-04-09 02:14 PM
  2. sunkast's Avatar
    I don't think there is anything you can do. It's up to whether or not your carrier will activate the ESN on their network or not.
    01-04-09 02:58 PM
  3. mazda_speed_120's Avatar
    does anyone know the programming command for the sprint blackberry?
    03-09-09 10:19 AM
  4. collin16's Avatar
    try ##000000 (send)
    03-15-09 04:37 PM
  5. J_dogg's Avatar
    Sprint 8330 is ##310334

    I am new at this and really don't know what you can do in this menu...
    04-03-09 12:24 AM