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BlackBerry Question....Please Help!!!

by Stkxppro / August 2, 2008 12:21 AM PDT

Hello...My friend offered me a BlackBerry 8320 with WiFi and I do not have a SIM card. Could I use the BlackBerry 8320 as just a WiFi device without any cell connection. I would not be using this to make calls or anything anyways.

Thanks and please help me with this.

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Access to Internet Service provider
by butcher.charles / August 3, 2008 12:35 AM PDT

I don't think you can connect as a modem without the radio function (cell phone capabilities) even though you don't plan to use it as an audio communicator. I have the modem feature on my Blackberry and it works quite well but I also have all the cell features activated.

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RE: Access to Internet Service provider
by Stkxppro / August 3, 2008 12:47 AM PDT

No I just want to use the internet browser on the phone and the feautres without a SIM card and just on WiFi in my house.

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by BigJayDogg3 / August 4, 2008 5:29 PM PDT

I can't tell you 100% one way or the other, but I would assume it would work. I haven't had many phones yet that wouldn't let you access built in features just because they lacked a SIM card, and those that didn't, I could just put in a non activated SIM card and they would work.

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by tech_junky48 / August 6, 2008 12:24 AM PDT

If it's unlocked, you masy want to buy a cheap prepaid phone (Net10 or GoPhone) and use the SIM from that. It probably won't let you make calls, but it's an option, and, if you're not making calls anyway, possibly the best without buying a plan.

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I say...
by BigJayDogg3 / August 6, 2008 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Well....

I say get the phone, and if you don't have to get the SIM card from another phone GREAT!, but if you do just go with the other poster's suggestion, unless you have an extra SIM card on hand.

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