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    Also, is the phone unlocked?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Is your sim card registering in your phone? Options/Advanced Options/SIM card.
    I see a long number about 18 digits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Also, is the phone unlocked?
    Yes



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    I was able to receive calls on the their network and to make a call, but no internet or email and my US number still shows as "my number" on the screen.

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    So after talking with Israel's Cellcom under trained employees and unskilled customer service I was told that I need to accept their special plan designated for the BlackBerry even though my phone is unlocked. This plan basically sucks as I was told that as far as data and internet go I need to pay 220 Shekel, which is about 55 dollars which doesn't even include phone service. I would then recieve 100 mb internet, 100 mb data, 50 mb GPS. Don't ever buy a BlackBerry and bring it to Israel because you will be charged more than it's worth to own a BlackBerry.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    So after talking with Israel's Cellcom under trained employees and unskilled customer service I was told that I need to accept their special plan designated for the BlackBerry even though my phone is unlocked. This plan basically sucks as I was told that as far as data and internet go I need to pay 220 Shekel, which is about 55 dollars which doesn't even include phone service. I would then recieve 100 mb internet, 100 mb data, 50 mb GPS. Don't ever buy a BlackBerry and bring it to Israel because you will be charged more than it's worth to own a BlackBerry.
    Well that sucks. You did say the SIM you did get originally got from them had internet included. Maybe use it to connect through WAP somewhere around you. Your bbm wouldnt work, but you wouldnt be price gouged for BIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane View Post
    Well that sucks. You did say the SIM you did get originally got from them had internet included. Maybe use it to connect through WAP somewhere around you. Your bbm wouldnt work, but you wouldnt be price gouged for BIS.
    Yea the salesman didn't know that the BlackBerry had to be set up on a special data plan and sold me another plan instead. So, basically we are just going to cancel the contract based upon false pretense leading up to the contract. If you hear of anything else I can do to have a affordable fully functional BlackBerry in Israel please let me know. In the meantime I may just have to cross the divide and get a iPhone. :cussing:

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    Ok, so I figure I would update on my experience in getting my BB Storm setup with a Data plan here in Israel. Cellcom Israel was a disaster and I would not recommend them to anyone who is trying to get their phone service in Israel. They will want to charge you 220 shekel (about 55 USD) for only around 100 mb of Data for a month.

    But I did find a solution. Go with the cellphone provider Orange. Not only is their Customer Service better (over the phone that is), they also offer a way better deal as far as data and internet go. I signed up for a 5 Gigabyte plan for only 140 shekel (about 35 USD) per month!!! If you are reading this and you want to set up service in Israel through Orange with your BlackBerry phone you will need to know that 99 percent of the salesman don't have a clue what they are talking about. You will need to have them call the Orange data customer service and have them email you the 3 page contract between you and RIM to receive BlackBerry internet service or you will not be able to connect. So after 2 weeks of trying to setup my phone and many trials later I finally found a solution.

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