How to set up your new unlocked BlackBerry (ASK JOE)

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“I got a Curve 8900 from T-Mobile and have it unlocked for use on AT&T. Now what… Is there a good answer. I am reading everything from just put in SIM, download generic service books, wipe device, download OS delete vendor file. Please help.”

You have got it down, that’s exactly what you do. But you may also want to configure your APN to work with AT&T’s network.

Options> Advanced Options> TCP/IP. APN should say APN: wap.cingular Username:WAP@CINGULARGPS.COM Password: CINGULAR1

Something else that may make life easier is AT&T had begun sending out its own carrier specific service books for the 8900, so you may be able to bypass all the headache of manually setting up your T-Mobile Branded 8900 for use on AT&T’s network!

Thanks for the question Mike.

(If you have a BlackBerry question, leave it for me in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer it.)

  • Kikiluvly77

    Will a unlocked Verizon Blackberry Tour 9630 work on Boost Mobile?

  • Athinak Ak

    Hi , I am using a Blackberry Storm I am on Bell network .. i bought my phone from Bell ….  i recently bought a Blackberry Torch from Amazon , the phone says At&T on it … my sim card does not seem to work , it tells me says no service , I cant connect wifi .. even though i see my  network there , it is locked , and i cannot even place a call … no service only SOS  … I don’t understand … can you help ?

    Thank you 

    Athina

  • Athinak Ak

    Hi , I am using a Blackberry Storm I am on Bell network .. i bought my phone from Bell ….  i recently bought a Blackberry Torch from Amazon , the phone says At&T on it … my sim card does not seem to work , it tells me says no service , I cant connect wifi .. even though i see my  network there , it is locked , and i cannot even place a call … no service only SOS  … I don’t understand … can you help ?

    Thank you 

    Athina

  • Jimmy

    I have a 9530 unlocked bb phone works, e-mail setup is not wking problems with connectivity? verizon to att in north alabama?  changed apn wap.cingular , changed  username WAP@CINGULARGPS.com  and password to CINGULAR1what else, pls help

  • Jimmy

    I have a 9530 unlocked bb phone works, e-mail setup is not wking problems with connectivity? verizon to att in north alabama?  changed apn wap.cingular , changed  username WAP@CINGULARGPS.com  and password to CINGULAR1what else, pls help

  • Nick Melnyk

    I have an unlocked Blackberry Storm 2 9550 and I am trying to set up my personal email account. how do I go about doing this.  The phone is unlocked from Verizon, to Cincinnati Bell.

  • Nick Melnyk

    I have an unlocked Blackberry Storm 2 9550 and I am trying to set up my personal email account. how do I go about doing this.  The phone is unlocked from Verizon, to Cincinnati Bell.

  • Shamli

    Hi,
    I m from India and i recently got a Verizon unlocked blacberry 9530 strom as a gift. Everything works fine except the bb msngr.. i have vodafone bb plan..Kindly help.

  • Shamli

    Hi,
    I m from India and i recently got a Verizon unlocked blacberry 9530 strom as a gift. Everything works fine except the bb msngr.. i have vodafone bb plan..Kindly help.

  • Adrian

    I have a BB Curve 8310 for AT&T and I had it unlocked. Now how do I allow Sprint to recognize my BB because when i entered my IMEI it couldn’t locate it. Please Help. Thank you

  • Adrian

    I have a BB Curve 8310 for AT&T and I had it unlocked. Now how do I allow Sprint to recognize my BB because when i entered my IMEI it couldn’t locate it. Please Help. Thank you

  • Brianmillican

    hi just bought blackberry storm 9530 unlocked from verizone us and would like to put o2 uk sim in it it has no signal at all no apn settings and when i do ##000000 its all clear can you help please

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arif-Hussain/100001866771717 Arif Hussain

    i have got blackberry 9530 set,but it isn,t workink well.how to operate this mobile to do good work

  • Babbabump

    i have a blackberry bold 9700 on 3 network i have put a new sim card into it but cannot access bbm or the web… any ideas??

  • Kapiltejwani_07

    i got sprint blackberry 9650 unlocked but im not able to use internet and BBM and there is a sign of Activation required on the home screen ….
    please help

  • Kapiltejwani_07

    i got sprint blackberry 9650 unlocked but im not able to use internet and BBM and there is a sign of Activation required on the home screen ….
    please help

  • Kapiltejwani_07

    i got sprint blackberry 9650 unlocked but im not able to use internet and BBM and there is a sign of Activation required on the home screen ….
    please help

  • Jennib26

    Hi,

    My mum and dad have  both just bought Blackberry Curve 8520 phones. They need to put there current contract phones sim card in it but they don’t seem to have access to alot of the phones abilities. They are on 3 uk network. They seem to be able to make calls and send texts, but they can’t bbm or get app world or any of the other cool stuff. Dad has spoken to 3 who have said that they will need to pay an extra fiver a month in order to get these facilities as the phone was not issued by 3. However they already pay for these facilities in there contract for there original contract phones. Anyway…is there away to properly set up the unlocked phone to the 3 sim network so they get full use of the black berry.

    Hope that makes sense,

    Many Thanks,

  • Afzvir

    i have a blackberry tourch i was with at&t and it was working perfect and then i switched to at&t pre paid gophone and i was unable to use the data plan some how i got the data plan to work from the app i downloaded call opera but i still cant use any of the blackberry apps

    thanks
    afzvir@gmail.com

  • Zee71727

    hi,i am from south africa. i bought me an unlocked verizon blackberry storm 9530 from the usa. my network provider set the whole phone up and email, bbm and internet all work. but the problem is that when i call the contacts on my sim card it just disconnects. but when i dial it manually it works.please can you help me

  • Crasten

    Hey I have  problem , well basically i was bbming people on my blackberry , then all of a sudden it just went on sos an its shows an x’  no GRPS  or gprs i’m getting really worried  i have not found the solution , and hoping you could help me out , ive tried EVERYTHING :(

  • Crasten

    Hey I have  problem , well basically i was bbming people on my blackberry , then all of a sudden it just went on sos an its shows an x’  no GRPS  or gprs i’m getting really worried  i have not found the solution , and hoping you could help me out , ive tried EVERYTHING :(

  • 1public

    HI i bought the curve 8900 refurbished from factory direct when i turn the phone on it says AT&T World Phone  and on the back of the phone is says T-Mobile the phone is unlocked i have used a fido prepaid sim card in the phone and a rogers sim card.
    it worked fine but when i wiped the device and all the third party applications it doesnt work anymore it always show SOS where the signal is on homepage.
    I checked to see if it is still unlocked and it is so its just the problem with the signal and i also tried a bell sim card still doesn’t work  do you have a solution to my problem?

  • andre

    If i got a att phone but i have a t mobile sim will my bbm work

  • Samjg7

    hi my grandad got gave me blackberry pearl but i had to unlock it from orange now its saying error for bbm and app world what do i do thanks :0

  • Samjg7

    hi my grandad got gave me blackberry pearl but i had to unlock it from orange now its saying error for bbm and app world what do i do thanks :0

  • safii

    i just got a blackberry curve 9300 and every time i go to the app store to make an account it says that there is an error and to try again later and every time i try it never works…please help me…it is URGENT thanks.

  • Futsal198

    Hi
    Ive got BB 8900 vodafone on pay as u go, i cant set up my wao settings to surf, where i sd i start and where i can get the right ones many thanks

  • Sara Craven

    Hi I just unlocked my Canadian Rogers Blackberry 8900 for use with SFR France. I bought an unlock code online and everything works except when I try to set up my device’s email with the email set up wizard I get a message that my device isn’t registered. When I follow the instructions to register my device (Settings>Options>Advanced Options>Host Routing Table> Register Now) i get the “registration sent” message and what a message in my inbox from Blackberry saying “your handheld has been registered with the wireless network”. When I go back to set up my email i get the same unregistered message! HELP!
    It would be greatly appreciated!

  • jessica

    hi,i have my javelin 8900 and i have tried to enter the password for 10 time and afterwards,all the data was wiped.but then i couldn’t receive any calls or text.please help

  • Drizzy103

    hi i got a 9530 blackberry storm for veriozon but its unlock for tmobile how do i get piture messaging 

  • Drizzy103

    hi i got a 9530 blackberry storm for veriozon but its unlock for tmobile how do i get piture messaging 

  • Bradyoung

    hey, i just got a BB 9650 and got it unlocked but i cant use BBM or the net and on the top of time on the main screen says “activation required” it is a sprint phone but i am through rogers

    got any ideas?
    thanks!

  • Bradyoung

    hey, i just got a BB 9650 and got it unlocked but i cant use BBM or the net and on the top of time on the main screen says “activation required” it is a sprint phone but i am through rogers

    got any ideas?
    thanks!

  • Mostayen_faysal

    I just unlocked a BB9700 from T Mobile. Now I’m trying to use ATT with it but cannot set up the E-mail with my blackberry. What can I do?

  • Yesyascan

    I have a unlocked blackberry9700 bold at&t but I have tmobile sim card…I can’t set up my email on phone..Any help?

  • GITANA68

    I have a blackberry curVE 8920. it is a Tmobile phone but I have at&t service. eVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT MY BBM.hOW DO i MAKE IT WORK:( PLEASE HELP

  • Foreverethiopia617

    i unlock blackberry bold 9650 verizon carrier to use it for my t mobile but it wont allow me to make call and it said i need to switch network manually but i dont have any internet or data plan on my t mobile sim card.. what are my options

  • Shanicesalazar17

    what did you do to get it to work cause i have the same prob with the one i just bought

  • Elango M62

    where is browser setting menu in blackberry 8900?

  • Zak

    hey joe
    i just got a bold 9700 from tmobile and it was unlocked, however when i put my bell sim card into it the phone does not connect to any network, please help!

  • Babygirlblue3

    I have a blackberry 9650 and the service provider was Cricket, but i just switched to Verizon, but when I call out it still says im part of Cricket, how do I uninstall Cricket?

  • Jamie

    Hi Joe, We bought an unlocked blackberry 9630. We have T-moblie service but we don’t need the internet and all that. My son just wants to use it as a regular phone. Can this be done by taking out his old sim card an placing it into the new phone? It just keeps saying it needs to be activated. Help!!!

  • Jdkcjk

    did you ever get this fixed cause we’re having the same problem

  • Mickey

    Hi Joe,
    I’m from South Africa and I have just purchased a Verizon blackberry Tour 9630, but can’t get my bbm to work, or my browser, or set up email. I have been told by the Cell C providers that I will not be able to use those features as it isn’t a South African registered phone. Help please?

  • Real BeeDee

    i cant make call out  and any time i do it is gonna tell  me that call unobtainable
     

  • Nanaphilips

    High Joe,
    After setting my blackberry ID my phone went out and cannot start again.
    Please hslp me.

  • Kimmie

    I just unlocked my 9700 and when I go to e-mail set up it only shows setup for an enterprise account have noticed this with another unlocked blackberry is their a way to fix this so it goes back to personal e-mail setup

  • Marklinty6405

    Hi Joe,

    I have a blackberry storm 9530 everytime I set the time and date and press save, it resets and return to a set time and date, 2:40pm May 2008. I just can’t get the Time and date set. Can you help me?

  • Wwwchazsaunders

    hi there i but a blackberry phone form the usa and they are no place to pot a sim card can u help with that thank u