01-23-2013 04:42 PM
So it turns out if I put in a Rogers SIM I can get the 2.1 update. Unfortunately I had to wipe the device due to some other weird issues - That took me back to 2.0.1. Put my Bell SIM back in and no available update. Now I dont have access to a Rogers SIM anymore so I'm kinda stuck.
Spoke with Bell and they told me that they released 2.1 on their network on Nov. 5 2012.
Needless to say, out of frustration, I have cancelled my 4G LTE plan with Bell and decided to continue via Bridge or WiFi.
Waiting to see what happens with BB10 offers through Rogers or Bell and maybe add a share plan to the PlayBook again at that time (if I decide to go with Rogers). I'm thinking Rogers won't be able to give me the same data plan that I have now via Bell - or a competative one at the least.
01-23-2013 04:51 PM
01-23-2013 04:56 PM - edited 01-23-2013 04:57 PM
My understanding is that yes, you would need a tablet specific plan. When I was first setup, they put a regular blackberry data plan on the SIM which didn't work. I had to go back and they changed it to "Tablet Share Plan"
tablet Share Plan $10/mo
In this case, my mobile plan gives me 6GB/mo plus I have that shared with my Wife's BB Plan (which is also 6gb), giving me a total of 12gb/mo.
01-23-2013 05:02 PM
My understanding is that yes, you would need a tablet specific plan. ....
Even if you could get hold of a microSIM on such a plan in, say, Europe, how would the RIM list get updated without it being a RIM-partnered contract??
Some response from someone close to RIM would be helpful. (and there must be someone posting on here even if it's the infrequent "Technical Advisor" ) This is not an isolated post.
01-23-2013 06:06 PM - edited 01-23-2013 06:09 PM
03-07-2013 06:06 PM
did you ever find a way to determine what the carrier lock is?
i'm in the same boat as you, my 4g/lte came from the rim employee store and i dont want to pay any carriers, wifi is
my attempt at telephone support got to the point where they "think" it is "probably" locked to Rogers since RIM internally uses Rogers. and i should get/borrow a Rogers microsim card.
but i dont want to have to hunt down a friend (which all mine use Bell or dont have microsims it seems) everytime there is an OS update.
so my question remains: how to tell if/what the device is carrier-locked to?
is there an alternate way to load/sideload/download the updates?
03-07-2013 06:16 PM
Connect your Playbook to the PC, do not run the Desktop Software.
On your PC browser, go to www.blackberry.com/upgrades
Scroll down and click on Check for Upgrades.
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
03-07-2013 06:18 PM
03-07-2013 06:33 PM