1. natty787's Avatar
    I am from Canada, I bought a used Sprint blackberry 8530 from the U.S.
    I have no plan, though I can access BBM. I have a pin & barcode of my own. I can scan barcodes and enters pins. when I do that, it shows the users name and says pending, and waiting for authorization. This brings me to believe that my BBM is activated, but I can't actually sent messeges and use it. Can someone help me to be able to use it?

    P.S."Sprint is not a Canadian carrier
    10-09-11 05:31 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    The "Sprint blackberry 8530" is a CDMA only device. It cannot be "unlocked". And most major CDMA carriers will not activate a device from another carrier on their network.

    So, the question for you would be, on what carrier are you trying to use the device in Canada? You indicate that you "have no plan". You will need to have an ACTIVE BlackBerry Data Plan in order to use BBM. The "pending" status of the invites would indicate that the device does not have an active data plan. Just because you can open BBM on the device and see your PIN and bardcode does not mean that you can use BBM
    10-09-11 05:49 PM