1. SarahBara9196's Avatar
    This is going to sound really dumb...

    I know the SIM card is to store information right? What is the purpose for it on a BB if you can just back up your information on the computer with a Sync? I have the Storm.
    11-24-08 02:06 PM
  2. jenaywins's Avatar
    If you are on vzw, you don't need a sim card. Only gsm devices utilize sim cards.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-24-08 02:16 PM
  3. resq330's Avatar
    Or are you talking about an SD card?
    11-24-08 02:17 PM
  4. SarahBara9196's Avatar
    Or are you talking about an SD card?
    No... a SIM card. I used to have a SIM card on my Nextel so you could save all of your info and transfer it between phones. The SD card is the memory card. I'm talking about SIM.
    11-24-08 02:39 PM
  5. resq330's Avatar
    Right. Just making sure. jenaywins is right. I don't think Verizon has a SIM card.
    11-24-08 02:43 PM
  6. mattglobal's Avatar
    On GSM phones (T-Mobile, AT&T, Rodgers, Vodafone, etc) the SIM card is what allows the phone to connect to the cellular network under the appropriate phone number. So when I take my T-Mobile SIM card out of my 8320 Curve and put it into my 8707v, my phone number is now associated with the 8707v.

    CDMA phones (Verizon, Sprint, Alltel) don't use SIM cards for their native networks. Those carriers do have some hybrid phones (the 8830 and the Storm 9530, for example) which are native CDMA phones, but have a slot for a SIM card so that they can connect to GSM networks when their native CDMA networks are unavailable (in Europe, for example, where GSM coverage is widespread but there are virtually no CDMA networks).
    11-24-08 02:44 PM
  7. SarahBara9196's Avatar
    So the SIM card is just in there for fun? lol
    11-24-08 03:01 PM
  8. resq330's Avatar
    Is there one in there? It might just be a blank.
    11-24-08 03:09 PM
  9. SarahBara9196's Avatar
    yes there is but I'm not sure if it is a blank and I don't want to reset my BB to look... thanks though it's not necessary anyway!
    11-24-08 03:25 PM
  10. jenaywins's Avatar
    If you have the WE, that's for international gsm bands. The storm, however, is a hybrid device to the best of my knowledge.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-24-08 03:39 PM
  11. mattglobal's Avatar
    So the SIM card is just in there for fun? lol
    In your case, it's there so that if you're in Europe (for example) where there is no CDMA coverage, you can connect to a GSM provider.
    11-24-08 04:12 PM
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    11-24-08 05:51 PM
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