1. rxb2138's Avatar
    I will be traveling to India and would like to use my 9650 for phone/data/email.

    Is it as simple as unlocking my 9650 and installing a prepaid Vodafone sim card once I am there?

    Anything special needs to be done with my Verizon BIS?

    Thanks.
    01-28-11 05:04 PM
  2. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Do you already have your phone unlocked?

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    01-28-11 05:08 PM
  3. rxb2138's Avatar
    It is currently locked.
    01-28-11 05:09 PM
  4. Super_Mario's Avatar
    You would need to unlock it. Vzw will unlock it or you for free. Call 1-800-711-8300.

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    01-28-11 06:08 PM
  5. rxb2138's Avatar
    Thanks. I will call VZW to unlock it.

    But once I reach India and install the local SIM, will I have to setup the BIS with the local provider?

    Will internet and data automatically work or do I need to configure something on the phone?

    You would need to unlock it. Vzw will unlock it or you for free. Call 1-800-711-8300.

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    01-28-11 06:28 PM
  6. lukeg310's Avatar
    You will have to call Verizon and ask them to release your Blackberry Pin and IMEI or else you wont be able to have email service with the other carriers BIS Account. It was a pain for me when I had to travel to South America plus the carrier did not have my Blackberry in their system. I ended up just going with verizon roaming and had a cheap gsm nokia phone for my local calls.

    Also keep in mind 3G may not be available in India.
    02-01-11 11:20 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    cheap SIM are easy to find, HOWEVER not with BB data, those are tougher to find and more expensive. How vital is your email? You can just get a phone call SIM and then use wifi for web browsing and IM you should be ok using most 3rd party apps, Bolt Browser, Opera Mini, etc.
    02-02-11 04:42 PM
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