Tech Blackberry question..

bisousx

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I have a question for blackberry users.. I'm terrible at phones so forgive me if this is a stupid question.

I have tmobile and want to use an unlocked bb bold. I will also be in London this summer for three months. Can I use my bb and just buy a sim card that works in london? use my regular simcard? or do I have to rent a cell phone over there?

Also, I currently use a tmobile sidekick.. how do I transfer my phone numbers, if I can at all?

any help would be appreciated! :smile:
 
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I have a question for blackberry users.. I'm terrible at phones so forgive me if this is a stupid question.

I have tmobile and want to use an unlocked bb bold. I will also be in London this summer for three months. Can I use my bb and just buy a sim card that works in london? use my regular simcard? or do I have to rent a cell phone over there?

Also, I currently use a tmobile sidekick.. how do I transfer my phone numbers, if I can at all?

any help would be appreciated! :smile:
Your question seems pretty technical to me. If you don't get any answers here you may want to try the crackberry.com site as they are seriously in to BB's!
 

Charles

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If the Bold is unlocked, you can buy a SIM overseas and use it. If not, then call T-mo and tell them you'll be going overseas and they should give you the unlock code.

As for your number for the Sidekick, just call T-mo and ask them to transfer it over.
 

irishlass1029

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My BB is an 8830 World Edition and I have Sprint so all I had to do was call Sprint and tell them where I was going to be and it worked great over there as a phone and for texting and email - except the clock never reset, but that was no biggie.
 

QueenOfDa702

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^^I have an 8820. LOVE my phone!


OP-like others have said, you should be able to call your provider and tell them you will be going overseas, they will help you.
 

irishlass1029

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When I bought mine, I knew I would need to use it overseas and I was told none of the other blackberrys would work - that I would have to rent one unless I bought the world edition. Of course since then I have a sneaking suspicion that they were "selling" me or that they just didn't know what they were talking about because I was a lot of Americans with other BBs and they were using them.

I am anxious to know what you find out.
 

bisousx

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When I bought mine, I knew I would need to use it overseas and I was told none of the other blackberrys would work - that I would have to rent one unless I bought the world edition. Of course since then I have a sneaking suspicion that they were "selling" me or that they just didn't know what they were talking about because I was a lot of Americans with other BBs and they were using them.

I am anxious to know what you find out.

I'll let you know as soon as I do :yes:
 

bisousx

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When I bought mine, I knew I would need to use it overseas and I was told none of the other blackberrys would work - that I would have to rent one unless I bought the world edition. Of course since then I have a sneaking suspicion that they were "selling" me or that they just didn't know what they were talking about because I was a lot of Americans with other BBs and they were using them.

I am anxious to know what you find out.

A lot of the blackberries I saw one ebay were global editions. I think you just need to find an unlocked one and you'll be good. But I have not gone overseas so I won't know until I get there.

I just bought my Bold and I am HOOKED!
 
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