03-06-2009 04:26 PM
SIM stands for "Subscriber Identity Module". All GSM phones require one to receive a call or to place a call other than for an emergency. It describes a subscriber (who has paid for the service) so that the carrier knows that it is communicating with a legitimate bill paying person.
No, without the SIM, you get nothing because you are not paying.
It is possible to get a hacked SIM, but that is basically identity theft.
One can purchase a SIM with some limited number of minutes on it. This is what I do when I travel as it gives me a local number.
03-06-2009 05:01 PM
what you want is called domestic roaming.
Xandrex wrote:With a device unlocked, you get the signal of the carrier of your SIM card. If you use an ATT card, you get the signal of the ATT carrier that is compatible with the Storm (EDGE is the max). If you use a Vodafone UK SIM card, you can get the 3G with your Storm.So, unless I have a SIM card from another carrier, this doesn't do anything for me? I was hoping it meant I'd get a signal from any available carrier so I'd never be in a weak zone...oh well.
03-09-2009 04:36 PM
03-25-2009 07:26 PM
03-25-2009 07:28 PM
If I get a Blackberry Curve 8900 from a friend of mine, who 'unlocked' it, can I use it for Verizon? He bought it through TMobile but ended up getting a company phone so he is selling it to me, basically brand new, for cheap. But I tried to see online if it was compatible because I have verizon service, which doesn't have the "SIM" cards... help!
Hi! FYI -- this is the Storm board...there is a separate board for the Curve. Plus, your question is probably better directed to your carrier... Just a thought.
03-25-2009 10:38 PM
my mom bought a verizon bl;ackberry storm 9530. i tried calling the number several time here from the philippines. it didnt worked out with the representatives w/ verizon.
i got the unit only with any plan or whatsoever.
can you help me with the codes please to unlock it.
HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME PLEASE.
03-26-2009 03:18 AM
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07-04-2009 10:34 AM
I have a storm and will call the 800 number to get it unlocked.
I want to keep Verizon as long as I am in the US and intend staying that way for a very long time. When I travel abroad (India) I intend buying a blackberry plan sim card there. My last trip, Verizon charged me about $1.5 per minute, so I landed up with a $200 bill for long distance alone. My office in India has offered to get me a local blackberry plan.
so... here are my Q's
1> Do I have to do anything to turn off Verizon service on my storm while I am in India? and to use the local blackberry SIM provider? or is it automatic when I plug in the local SIM card? Last thing I want is a nasty bill when I get back
2> I have several apps and email that I use here in the US. When I am abroad, will the email etc stop working?
The blackberry plan that I will get in India will be with unlimited data plan + tethering (that way I dont have to worry about internet om my laptop).
Any other handy tips from others who have already done what I am asking?
Any tips on what needs to be done??
Any help will be appreciated.