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Topic # 109480 20-Sep-2012 14:05 Send private message

Have a couple of BB Bolds no longer attached to BES. Want to sell them to staff who have prepaid accounts but when we tried to install a regular email account there is no option to do so.

Voafone told me firstly that the phones have to be removed from BES. They don't seem to be attached. Then they said you cannot use a BB on a prepaid account - has to be on account.

Is that correct? If so then they are duds are far as I am concerned alas.

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  Reply # 688857 20-Sep-2012 14:31 Send private message

Here in Oz they have BBs on prepaid BIS plans. But, I think they use a non standard APN.

I've seen people use BBs on Vodafone prepaid with a normal APN but no BB mail or BB messaging - just using the Gmail app.




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  Reply # 688863 20-Sep-2012 14:37 Send private message

BB's work fine as a regular phone using a prepaid SIM, trying to get the data aspect to work was a pain in the bum, I might've had APN issues though. They most definitely work as plain old prepaid phones though.

If they've been activated on a BES, you'll may need to do a full device-wipe before you can put a non-BES email account on, it's possible the option to do so was removed by the admin.





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  Reply # 688866 20-Sep-2012 14:45 Send private message

Data will work via the browser but you will not be able to configure emails accounts without a BIS or BES service. Dedicated email apps from the blackberry app store will work fine.






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  Reply # 688891 20-Sep-2012 15:16 Send private message

The phone works fine as a prepaid device for calls etc. It's just that we can't add a regular email account to it. Are you saying we could try a third party app?

Or alternatively wipe the phone? Not sure how to do that. The phone does not appear to be in BES from what I can see.




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