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    zfgarrison is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    Got a Free Storm from friend and need help

    I got a free Storm last Friday from a friend. I have Verizon and called them to help me get setup. We got almost everything done, except when I call *228 and enter option 1 to get the over the air program or activation it keeps failing. The Verizon tech said I may have to wait until 26May09 before it will be able to update, something about a port. And when I use the BlackBerry Messenger it still has my friends screen name of luckie and I don't know where or how to change it. Can anyone help with either of these issues?



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    Stiefler is offline BlackBerryOS Wizard Follow Stiefler On Twitter
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    Try dialing *22899 and see what it says. And for BBM, go in to BBM>bb button>edit my info and change display name

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    zfgarrison is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    how do i get to the BBM? is that under options? advanced options?



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    *22899 did no work it says activation is unsuccessful

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfgarrison View Post
    how do i get to the BBM? is that under options? advanced options?
    BBM should be under the IM folder. As far as *22899 not working im not really sure, that activates the phone and updates the PRL in once easy call. You may have to wait like Verizon had said...



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    zfgarrison is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    got the BBM fixed, boy do I feel dumb, but can't get the over the air activation. *228 and *22899 didn't work. Any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfgarrison View Post
    got the BBM fixed, boy do I feel dumb, but can't get the over the air activation. *228 and *22899 didn't work. Any other ideas?
    Dont feel dumb, no need for it Glad to help you. Have you tried activating the phone on VZW's website?

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    May be try a battery pull and then try again? A battery pull usually a "fix all" for bbs

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