Can I Use My Blackberry SIM Card

mjeagent

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I currently have a Blackberry Pearl with Cingular/At&T. Is there any chance I can take my SIM card out of my Blackberry and put it into the iPhone?
If so, do I need to activate it?

Also, if this can't happen then, since I just got my Pearl a month ago and signed up for a new agreement, I guess I will be forced to purchase the iPhone on a new agreement (in essense having two phones).

Any thoughts?
Thanks.

Mike
 

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I currently have a Blackberry Pearl with Cingular/At&T. Is there any chance I can take my SIM card out of my Blackberry and put it into the iPhone?
If so, do I need to activate it?

Also, if this can't happen then, since I just got my Pearl a month ago and signed up for a new agreement, I guess I will be forced to purchase the iPhone on a new agreement (in essense having two phones).

Any thoughts?
Thanks.

Mike
you don't have to have a new line of service--just sign a new two year agreement. Your SIM supposedly will work in the new iPhone, but your contacts will not transfer. You will have to get an iPhone data plan and drop your BB plan. Although with all of that said, it's best to just utilize the SIM that comes preinstalled in the phone. Yes, you'll have 2 phones, so I suggest selling your BB or having a family member use it instead.
 

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same here and if you figure out how to transfer contacts from SIM to Outlook through BB let me know please because then we can go from Outlook to iPhone
 

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same here and if you figure out how to transfer contacts from SIM to Outlook through BB let me know please because then we can go from Outlook to iPhone
that part is easy...just goto companionlinkpro (google it) and I believe they have a trial offer. you can then transfer all of your contacts/calendar/tasks into Outlook on a PC or for those mac users, use pocketmac for BB. Just transfer your SIM contact to the phone then from the Phone to Outlook via companionlinkpro
 

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According to DAvid Pogue you can, but all the features won't be functional on the iPhone until you activate the SIM card in it. IF you use the same number as your BB, then your BB's sim will be deactivated.

YOu might try slipping in the BB sim before you activate the iPHone to see what works and what doesn't. If everything works then make sure to tell us. If everything doesn't, then you'll want to put back in the pre-installed iPhone SIM and activate it through iTunes just as instructed.

I've got a feeling that some of the functions will not work until you activate the iPHone through iTunes.
 

AngelJO008

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According to DAvid Pogue you can, but all the features won't be functional on the iPhone until you activate the SIM card in it. IF you use the same number as your BB, then your BB's sim will be deactivated.

YOu might try slipping in the BB sim before you activate the iPHone to see what works and what doesn't. If everything works then make sure to tell us. If everything doesn't, then you'll want to put back in the pre-installed iPhone SIM and activate it through iTunes just as instructed.

I've got a feeling that some of the functions will not work until you activate the iPHone through iTunes.
BGR has posted the AT&T manual which addresses this very problem.
 

Lazarus

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hey thx but no luck finding a trial ver, can you help me out please?
 

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You can transfer all of your contacts from a BB to your address book if you have a mac via bluetooth. You just need to sync em up and transfer your contacts in. It's about the only thing you can do.
 

AngelJO008

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You can transfer all of your contacts from a BB to your address book if you have a mac via bluetooth. You just need to sync em up and transfer your contacts in. It's about the only thing you can do.
yes, I forgot about that method too
 

mjeagent

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you don't have to have a new line of service--just sign a new two year agreement. Your SIM supposedly will work in the new iPhone, but your contacts will not transfer. You will have to get an iPhone data plan and drop your BB plan. Although with all of that said, it's best to just utilize the SIM that comes preinstalled in the phone. Yes, you'll have 2 phones, so I suggest selling your BB or having a family member use it instead.
A bit confused....so how do i do this?
When i go into the AT&T store tomorrow, what do i tell them?
Or, should i just take it home and do it myself over iTunes?

Mike
 

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BGR has posted the AT&T manual which addresses this very problem.
I don't think it says anything about inserting your current sim card into the iPHone instead of the pre-inserted sim card.

It does address what happens if you remove the iPHone sim card and use it in your regular handset.

Thanks for the input though.
 

AngelJO008

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A bit confused....so how do i do this?
When i go into the AT&T store tomorrow, what do i tell them?
Or, should i just take it home and do it myself over iTunes?

Mike
that you would like to buy the iPhone. I would then do the activation at home since you are a current subscriber.
 

AngelJO008

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I don't think it says anything about inserting your current sim card into the iPHone instead of the pre-inserted sim card.

It does address what happens if you remove the iPHone sim card and use it in your regular handset.

Thanks for the input though.
oops, you're absolutely correct. sorry for the goof :D
 

Jrob

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I currently have a Blackberry Pearl with Cingular/At&T. Is there any chance I can take my SIM card out of my Blackberry and put it into the iPhone?
If so, do I need to activate it?

Also, if this can't happen then, since I just got my Pearl a month ago and signed up for a new agreement, I guess I will be forced to purchase the iPhone on a new agreement (in essense having two phones).

Any thoughts?
Thanks.

Mike
Hey i am kind of in the same position as you are, i currently have a blackberry pearl but i got it a few weeks ago, so i plan on returning it since i have a 30 day trial period, i plan on getting an iPhone and switiching my number through iTunes and then going to the AT&T just to return my blackberry, so if your still within your trial period you can return it.