Originally Posted by usererror
Can someone give me a straight answer to this?
With budgets the way they are I am looking to ebay or overstock.com to buy reburbished Blackberry 8330's. Can any blackberry device branded for Alltel/Verzion/Sprint/Nextel work with any carrier?
In particular our carrier is Alltel. Am I restricted to buying a Blackberry that is branded with the Alltel name?
What exactly does this "unlock" mean when looking at a blackberry. I see a post below that you can pay to have it done.
What does Unlocking really do?
thanks in advance!
Despite being discussed all over this forum, and despite the fact that you thread-jacked, here is the straight answer:
Unlocking is for SIM card-based providers only. CDMA carriers such as Alltel, Sprint, and Verizon can only use devices sold by and branded for them. You cannot purchase a T-Mobile device and use it on Alltel. You can't use an Alltel device on Sprint. Get the picture?