1. tinkerfairy's Avatar
    I have recently purchased a brand new pearl that is locked to o2, however I'm with T-mobile.

    If I get the phone unlocked how easy will it be to set it up with the Tmobile settings, and will BBM be blocked because I unlocked the phone. I understand I need to set up a new account with Tmobiles BIS.

    I currently have the BB bolt on and it works fine with my curve.

    I have just read a few people saying that once they have unlocked there phones and BBM doesnt work anymore. Is this true? Will my phone functions work fine once unlocked and using a T-mobile sim.
    02-11-11 08:09 AM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    It will not work unless you get the MEID released to T-Mobile from o2.
    02-11-11 08:31 AM
  3. tinkerfairy's Avatar
    It will not work unless you get the MEID released to T-Mobile from o2.
    The what? lol and how would I do that?

    Looks like I'll be switching to o2 then if its not possibly to use BBM with my Tmobile sim card.
    02-11-11 08:38 AM
  4. Deathcommand's Avatar
    You would have to call O2 and have them send the pin rights to T-mo.
    But yeah it would be kinda a big effort.

    Unless you save significantly then i recommend you stay with O2.
    02-11-11 08:43 AM
  5. tinkerfairy's Avatar
    You would have to call O2 and have them send the pin rights to T-mo.
    But yeah it would be kinda a big effort.

    Unless you save significantly then i recommend you stay with O2.
    Great, ergh.

    I didn't really want to go back to o2 as there PAYG tariffs are confusing. Was happy with T-mobile.

    I just assumed I could unlock the phone and the BBM would still work.
    02-11-11 08:45 AM
  6. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Errrrr what? The phone is brand new and was never used on O2 correct? Just get your data plan slap in your simcard and you're good to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-11-11 08:57 AM
  7. tinkerfairy's Avatar
    Errrrr what? The phone is brand new and was never used on O2 correct? Just get your data plan slap in your simcard and you're good to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    The phone is brand new, but locked to o2. I want to get it unlocked to use on T-mobile. Its still in the box and not used as of yet.

    I just assumed I would register the phone to T-mobiles BIS and I would be good to go and BBM would still work.

    I'm confused now lol.
    02-11-11 09:00 AM
  8. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Your assumption was correct.

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    02-11-11 09:14 AM
  9. tinkerfairy's Avatar
    Your assumption was correct.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Thankyou.

    Why did the previous poster say I had to get some code released from O2?
    02-11-11 09:17 AM
  10. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    That's if it was on a O2 BIS account you would have to get the PIN released before activating a BIS account on another carrier.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-11-11 09:34 AM
  11. HannaBB's Avatar
    I got a BB 9100 from AT&T, got a code to unlock it from ebay ($2) and it works just like that. All i had to do is to change my regular data plan to BB specific one (that cost exactly the same) and that was it.

    Didn't have to do anything else what so ever.
    02-11-11 10:10 AM
  12. tim167246's Avatar
    I have a Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 9100. I unlocked it and BBM still works
    02-26-11 04:25 PM
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