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# 39155 10-Aug-2009 16:00
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Hi there,

Anyone had any luck getting Blackberries going on 2degrees? Pointless, I know given that Blackberries aren't exactly intended for prepaid SIM's with high Data pricing and no BB plans! But someone I know Just tried putting a 2degrees SIM in his Blackberry and got an "Invalid SIM" error. We tried another SIM that is definitely ok and still it failed.

Vodafone reckoned that we would need the 2degrees Network Settings? Eh? Thought that should be for data only, not the rest of the services? Sounds more like the phone is locked to me. But I thought that didn't really happen in NZ.

Anyone got any info on this?

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  # 244843 10-Aug-2009 16:47
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just tested it on my blackberry (8100) and it works fine. 2degrees showing as the network and edge showing up instead of GPRS...

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  # 244898 10-Aug-2009 18:30
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Hmmm, must be a problem with that specific handset. Must be a lock!

Cheers! :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 244924 10-Aug-2009 19:30
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Tried my sim in a Blackberry 8310 and worked fine, shows EDGE instead of GPRS.

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  # 244942 10-Aug-2009 20:18
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Lowkey1979: Hmmm, must be a problem with that specific handset. Must be a lock!

Cheers! :)



A week ago I would have said "But Vodafone don't lock handsets".
But after a conversation with a colleague last week, it turns out that they did for a while!
He had problems when he took an "unlocked" BB to Australia and had to get an unlock code from Brightpoint (NZ distributor for Vodafone). 


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  # 244946 10-Aug-2009 20:30
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Correct bright point will release the unlocking code free of charge

John

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  # 244948 10-Aug-2009 20:38
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Do you work for Vodafone Sarge?



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  # 245223 11-Aug-2009 15:16
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Oh, ok. I'll track down Brightpoints number then and check. Cheers guy's!

 
 
 
 


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  # 245230 11-Aug-2009 15:28
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I get invalid SIM with my Blackberry 8100.

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  # 245256 11-Aug-2009 16:19
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Lowkey1979: Oh, ok. I'll track down Brightpoints number then and check. Cheers guy's!



http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/unlocking-your-mobile.jsp

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