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Registered: ‎01-02-2009
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Service Provider Independant?

I am interested in getting a BB to actually download some of my apps on.  I am with VW who is notorious from blocking users out of their phones (BREW).  Are BlackBerries independant of that? (e.g. can I still install jad files, etc.?)


Or do I have to go to a provider such as Sprint?



Thanks in advance!

Posts: 4,764
Registered: ‎07-21-2008
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Re: Service Provider Independant?

Get a BlackBerry with a data plan and you can do pretty-much anything you want.


Yes, some carriers lock out certain features, or pull applications out of RIM's distribution.


Yes, certain core API's are restricted and require signatures.


But generally speaking, its an open platform based more-or-less on J2ME.


Posts: 5,339
Registered: ‎09-20-2008
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Re: Service Provider Independant?

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Before signing a contract with wireless provider check it closely about restrictions and third-party applications use. Some contracts impose you to use only certain application for particular purposes, for example for GPS needs.


Just read the contract closely before signing. Also it is true not only for Blackberry service contracts Smiley Happy


Message Edited by tbilisoft on 02-01-2009 05:44 PM