1. imone03's Avatar
    i called into verizon today so that i can use my 8830 while i travel to jamaica and turks/caicos. i thought all i had to do was call in to verizon and then it'll work. the agent said that i need to purchase a sim card from them for $30. when going to their site there is no mention having to pay for a sim card, this is ridiculous.

    How It Works
    1. Check our coverage and rates to determine whether Global Phone service is available at your destination.
    2. Choose a Global Phone from our select models.
    3. Visit a nearby Verizon Wireless Store to pick up your Global Phone. Or, if you're an Enterprise customer contact your Verizon Wireless Business Specialist at (800) VZW-4BIZ.
    4. Stay connected at home or abroad with your Global Phone.

    Directly from their faq:

    Are there any equipment or service requirements for Global Phone?
    Simply purchase a Global Phone with the INCLUDED SIM CARD and a Verizon Wireless all digital calling plan. Built with both CDMA and GSM capabilities, your Global Phone can be used in the U.S. and overseas. For more information see Global Phones.

    right there it says included sim card.
    04-29-08 01:52 AM
  2. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Not sure if you're asking a question, or stating a fact. Here is a post that may be of help to you.
    NB .. Read all the post to the end.
    04-29-08 07:49 AM
  3. CrackBlack's Avatar
    Welcome to the Crack!
    04-29-08 07:50 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    All I know is that when I purchased my 8830 from them, I got a FREE SIM card. Since things were discounted and in some cases free (like a 1 gig SD card) I was not sure about the Sim card - normally free, thrown in to make the deal or what!!!
    04-29-08 09:09 AM
  5. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    The first SIM is free and included with the Global Plan or the phone if you bundled a Global Plan from the beginning when you bought it. Any additional SIMs (in case you lost it) are $30. The CSR is wrong.
    04-29-08 11:54 AM
  6. funkym's Avatar
    Perhaps you should try to use a calling card on your BlackBerry? Seems to be pretty easy and very cheap
    05-08-08 08:58 PM
  7. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Perhaps you should try to use a calling card on your BlackBerry? Seems to be pretty easy and very cheap
    How are you going to do that if you have an 8830 (CDMA phone) in a country that's purely GSM based? The phone won't connect to a network for you to get far enough to use the calling card.
    05-08-08 10:01 PM
  8. JDragon's Avatar

    Call and ask for the Global Voice Support Group, they should be able to get you the correct info on using your BB outside of the US and what ever changes you need made to the account. They can ship SIM cards out if needed and will make sure the pricing is correct.
    05-08-08 10:11 PM
  9. SLVR6's Avatar
    This is just a curious thought (and maybe you have already done this), did you check if the sim card was already installed?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-08-08 10:21 PM