1. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    Hey im a new user of Blackberry. Just bought this phone about an hour ago from some guy off of Craigslist. Everythign seems to be working fine. I think the problem is that I have a BOOST SIM card in it and NOT a NEXTEL. I have done some researching and other things. Ive heard I can download a MINI OPERA web browser onto my phone but im not sure how to really do that either. He did give me the DATA CABLE but i have no software for my computer. PLEASE HELP. Also i cant figure out how to send a text message. Does that have anything to do with me having the BOOST SIM CARD in it? PLEASE HELP!!

    THANK YOU
    11-02-08 11:00 PM
  2. jenaywins's Avatar
    Ok. Do you have a data plan? I assume not. Also, by data cable, I assume you mean usb cable. And is the device unlocked?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 11:03 PM
  3. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    Yes USB cord thats what i have. And its boost mobile. In my other phone for boost i could get on the internet just fine. And if i put the SIM into any other nextel phones I can use the internet. Im really confused
    11-02-08 11:18 PM
  4. jenaywins's Avatar
    You need a data plan for the internet on blackberry devices. And I'm sure you'll need to unlock the phone before you can use it on boost's network, although I have never heard of boost and am unfamiliar with it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 11:20 PM
  5. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    You have never heard of boost? It is nextels version of PREPAID. Everything works fine besides the internet. I can make calls. And everything else but i cant get on the internet. And I just checked my plan out. I do have unlimited internet access. There is no Browser option on my phone at all. THe icon is not even there
    11-02-08 11:24 PM
  6. jenaywins's Avatar
    Unlimited internet is not the same as a data plan.

    And nope, never heard of boost!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 11:25 PM
  7. jm2hill's Avatar
    do you have a bb plan

    if yes try

    options--->advanced options-->host routing tables--->menu button-->register

    if you dont have a bb plan then time to get one
    11-02-08 11:25 PM
  8. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    jhill, not sure that is going to work. Sounds like the OP's internet
    plan is through Boost. To register the host routing table there would
    need to be a BB data plan.
    11-02-08 11:27 PM
  9. jm2hill's Avatar
    jhill, not sure that is going to work. Sounds like the OP's internet
    plan is through Boost, to register the host routing table there would
    need to be a BB data plan.
    ya I am just assuming he doesnt have a bb plan thats where my if statement came into play :)


    also I dont think prepaid offers a bb plan so time to get on a real plan
    11-02-08 11:30 PM
  10. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    I have read other places where people have boost mobile and still can get on the internet with this same phone. They just had to download opera mini or some other phone browser. Im not sure how to do that either
    11-02-08 11:33 PM
  11. BuddyL's Avatar
    Also, I had the 7100 and I don't think you can download Mini Opera on it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 11:35 PM
  12. jm2hill's Avatar
    http://www.operamini.com/download/
    choose pc download then choose blackberry then choose your phone then download the file

    once thats done download device manager from
    BlackBerry - Desktop Software - BlackBerry Desktop Software at BlackBerry.com

    then follow the steps on this guide
    Lecture 9: How To Install and Manage Third Party Software Applications On Your BlackBerry | CrackBerry.com

    thats how to get it on the phone
    whether it works or not well I have no idea
    11-02-08 11:37 PM
  13. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    Hmm. Well how would i go about even trying to download a Browser from my computer to the phone? Maybe i can figure it out from there. How do I do that? I have Opera MINI downloaded already and i have a USB cable. WHen i plug in the cable it says device recognized but i have no other software. DO i need more software
    11-02-08 11:38 PM
  14. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    thank you. will let you kno what happens
    11-02-08 11:41 PM
  15. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    http://crackberry.com/blackbery-101-...our-blackberry

    And you might want to read the rest of the 101 Lecture in my sig.
    It will teach you a lot and save some grief going forward.
    11-02-08 11:41 PM
  16. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    WHen i plug in the cable it says device recognized but i have no other software. DO i need more software
    Yes you also need to download and install the Operating System of the phone
    onto your PC also. And that may be difficult to find.


    EDIT: Spoke too soon. 7100i Handheld Software (OS)
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 11-02-08 at 11:47 PM.
    11-02-08 11:44 PM
  17. tony_86_cam's Avatar
    well thank you guys very much i now have OPERA on my phone and its working fabulous.
    11-03-08 12:38 AM
  18. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Fantastic. Glad you got it going.
    Welcome aboard
    11-03-08 12:42 AM
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