1. curves2000's Avatar
    Hello all,

    Traveling in Greece at the moment using my unlocked Canadian Wind Bold 9900. Traditionally i have always used a cheap feature phone and bought prepaid minutes from a someone like Cosmote or Wind.

    I decided to bring my 9900 for BBM and email etc and everybody is having problems connecting with the internet service from what I gather. I would assume this has to do with BIS service and being on prepaid? I currently have no text or SMS messages coming or going, no BBM messages or emails. Just incoming calls as I also have a problem with my phone dialing the 1 automatically and I believe that is screwing up my calling local Greek numbers and friends back in Canada.

    Any help for this frustrated user would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance,

    08-06-13 12:13 PM
  2. Jerry A's Avatar
    You need a prepaid SIM that has a BlackBerry surcharge (eg BIS) attached.

    That should allow data/BBM to function properly.

    As for the phone calls, go into the Phone Dialing settings (from the Phone app) and change the Smart Dialing/Country Calling to +30 (Greece) in order to properly place local calls.

    08-06-13 01:00 PM
  3. DSL9700's Avatar
    As a world traveller I can tell you most countries have prepaid bis, but some don't. Your best bet is going into a vodaphone store.
    08-06-13 04:41 PM
  4. Jerry A's Avatar
    Cosmote and Vodafone have prepaid BIS. Not sure about Tim.
    08-06-13 05:20 PM

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