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    Question about buying a used Storm

    It will be unlocked. Will I be able to use the pin and add/remove email accounts using my tmobile sims card? Never bought a used blackberry.




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    Yes, just make sure the previous owner has released the PIN from their account so you can register the PIN on your account. If the owner does not do this, you will not be able to do what you want. And unfortunately, there is no other way to accomplish this other than the owner doing this. The carrier cannot unregister a PIN unless the owner calls.

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    Just had the previous owner release the pin. I'm rebooting with my sims card. If I want to alternate blackberrys with one sims card, will I have 2 pins I can use? One on each phone?

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    Each device has it's own unique PIN. If I'm not mistaken, if you have data service, only the PIN you have currently registered will work.

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    I have data. So I would have to register this device with Tmobile or on their website in order to receiver my emails and pins?
    Last edited by OcaNyc; 07-21-2009 at 12:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    I have data. So I would have to register this device with Tmobile or on their website in order to receiver my emails and pins?
    That is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    That is correct.
    Thanks, hope you or someone else can guide me. How do you register this unlocked storm on the tmobile network through their website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    Thanks, hope you or someone else can guide me. How do you register this unlocked storm on the tmobile network through their website?
    Easiest way I know how is to just call T-Mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Easiest way I know how is to just call T-Mobile.
    And just tell them I'm using a verizon unlocked storm on their network? You sure thats like legal? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    And just tell them I'm using a verizon unlocked storm on their network? You sure thats like legal? lol
    You don't have to tell them it's a Verizon Storm. Just tell them you have a new device you want to set up with your account.

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    I tried to register the storm via the phone and it took but I couldnt resend service books from phone or site. I called up tmobile and had one of them do it for me, they asked for my imei number and knew it was a storm and proceeded to help me. I noticed my email accounts came over and I got a txt message saying welcome to tmobile. According to the phone

    I'm running 4.7.0.151 (Platform 4.0.0.162). According to the previous owner he used to load the hybrids etc. What should my next step be? I'm not sure what radio file is on this. Should I install a different OS/Hybrid? My edge/EDGE definitely comes and goes, it isnt stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    I tried to register the storm via the phone and it took but I couldnt resend service books from phone or site. I called up tmobile and had one of them do it for me, they asked for my imei number and knew it was a storm and proceeded to help me. I noticed my email accounts came over and I got a txt message saying welcome to tmobile. According to the phone

    I'm running 4.7.0.151 (Platform 4.0.0.162). According to the previous owner he used to load the hybrids etc. What should my next step be? I'm not sure what radio file is on this. Should I install a different OS/Hybrid? My edge/EDGE definitely comes and goes, it isnt stable.
    Hello OcaNyc and welcome to BBOS,

    It certainly sounds like you have had some great success getting your device on the tmobile network.

    Let me give you a link from one of our resident Mods.

    http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/h...ete-guide.html

    Please read over some of this material as it may answer some of your questions.

    We will certainly be glad to help if you decide to install a different OS onto that 9530. I myself am quiet skilled with that device as well as others here on the forum.

    Thanks,
    Michael

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