1. OneManTeam's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I'm new to this forum, and figured you guys could help.

    I recently purchased a used Blackberry Curve 8330 from ebay. I got it today, and activated the phone online, entering in the BB's new ESN, and such, and calling *228 and then successfully switching over the numbers.

    However, I knew something was off. The Blackberry was missing some features on the phone, like the Browser, BBM, Marketplace, etc, and I'm pretty sure others, as well as not being able to set-up any email accounts.

    I trolled through countless websites today and I'm still clueless. I tried registering my Blackberry through the Host Routing Table thing, but nothing happened. I registered (or so I think) the device on the blackberry.com/verizon thing (or whatever) by entering in the PIN, and ESN, and making a username and password. There, I tried re-sending the "service books" but nothing happened. Nothing was received by my phone. I also entered in my personal email account, but nothing happened as well. I'm not using BES.

    I'm at a loss. Somehow the Browser thing was hidden (I only found it through the switch application tab) but I can't get on it due to the "there are no configuration settings" or something to that accord.

    Anyway, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    What should my next step of action be? How do I get all of the Blackberry's features back?

    Also, btw, Verizon doesn't have IMEI numbers, right? Because I've read that I need that to register the device, but the website doesn't ask for it, nor is it found on the device's sticker...

    06-23-10 09:53 PM
  2. Krypto's Avatar
    No IMEI numbers for Verizon, but do you have an actually BlackBerry data plan associated with your account? You need that in order to be able to use those features.
    06-23-10 10:27 PM
  3. ST79's Avatar
    You need a BB data plan for push email, bbm etc to work. Call Verizon and add the preferred BB data plan to your account - register host routing table - send service books to the device...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-24-10 03:29 AM
  4. egsurfer700's Avatar
    woah woah, verizon requires data plans for BB's. if you don't have a data plan, let's see how long verizon takes to realize this!

    options > adv. options > Host routing table > register now
    06-24-10 04:49 AM
  5. BB Dude 99's Avatar
    Without the data plan, you won't be able to do anything. If you go to Options > Advanced Options > Service Books, there should be many there, if they are not there, then you do not have the right contract for the BB.
    06-24-10 05:16 AM
  6. dhcalva#CB's Avatar
    Also, reloading the software via the computer and doing a wipe couldn't hurt anything.
    06-24-10 10:38 AM