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    To anyone reading this post, PLEASE be informed that I have no further concern with switching SIMs in a blackberry, simply because I've been informed that what i had in mind wouldn't work, thank you & have a nice day!








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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    If you're asking this thinking you can switch your sim card to a sprint phone that has a sim card, I have some bad news - sprint phones don't use sim cards the same way virgin mobile does. You can't simply switch it over.
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    If you're asking this thinking you can switch your sim card to a sprint phone that has a sim card, I have some bad news - sprint phones don't use sim cards the same way virgin mobile does. You can't simply switch it over.
    No, what i was thinking of was to get the basic messaging plan with one of the free phones from sprint. Then I would go out & buy a better phone & just switch the SIM cards. A Friend of mine bought a motorola I580 through ebay & just switched the SIM card with the crap phone that she had.

    I was just wondering if this was possible to do with a blackberry. I do NOT plan on keeping virgin mobile simply due to their horrible network quality. I'm switching to sprint some time after christmas, I'm just planning things out and trying to find a way to get a nicer phone on a cheaper plan.
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    [this post is to meant to reach the 5 post quota so i am able to post a visitor message and ask an admin this question myself...]
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    RIM makes 2 different versions of Blackberry's. SIM based (AT&T, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile), and CDMA (Sprint, Verizon, Alltel).
    If you get a SIM based Blackberry, say from AT&T, and want to switch it to Sprint, which is CDMA, you can't.
    Two totally different technologies. Sprint doesn't use SIM cards, so it's a no-go.
    SIM is for SIM, CDMA is for CDMA, you can't switch them.

    Only exception to that rule is a World Phone Blackberry, which offers CDMA and SIM, but those are extremely expensive, and still may not work for what you are trying to do.

    If you want more information on SIM and CDMA, check this article.
    GSM or CDMA?
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    Are you sure sprint doesn't use SIM cards? I decided to try something else & look at the manual on the sprint website. [way to many mixed answers here] Right in the manual It DOES say it has a SIM card...
    Last edited by Bionut1192; 09-03-2009 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Researched, Found other information



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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bionut1192 View Post
    Are you sure sprint doesn't use SIM cards? I decided to try something else & look at the manual on the sprint website. [way to many mixed answers here] Right in the manual It DOES say it has a SIM card...
    I just bought a Tour yesterday and it has a sim card. I did get the new every 2 discount but it was only 99 bucks. im waiting for it to come in the mail. I decided to get the tour because I go to Vietnam sometimes and it will be nice to pick up a sim card for VN and pop it in.

    but its a from Verizon wireless. you need to buy a world phone i think, if you want to have a sim card.
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    Again, ONLY world capable phones on Verizon and Sprint use SIM cards. Period. If you want to swap sims you need ATT, or T Mobile



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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

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    What exact Sprint model BB are you looking at?
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    Re: SIM Card in BlackBerry phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by cellphonesgb View Post
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    What exact Sprint model BB are you looking at?
    The exact model is the BB Curve 8330. Sorry if I'm being an annoyance, I'm just a bit slow at this sadly haha.



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