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Verizon Blackberry 8330 on Alltel?


Jun 9, 2009, 9:28 PM
I have an activated Verizon BB 8330 on my Alltel Service. But I don't have any browser capabilities. Can anyone help?

I heard that there is a way to flash the Verizon Phone to Alltel???
Barking Cherry

Jun 10, 2009, 4:28 AM
Don't know for sure if that's possible with this particular phone, but if history is a teacher, probably not. Once Verizon's software is downloaded into a phone, generally speaking, it can't be used on any other provider. That used to be the case, and I don't know for sure if that's changed, though.

Wasn't there recent chatter about CDMA phones being able to work on ANY CDMA provider?

Jun 10, 2009, 9:18 AM
That is why you don't have the browser. It is possible to put other carriers phones on each carrier. The bad thing is when you do, there are services that won't work. Not sure on the Blackberry, but I think it is the same as standard phones and you can't.

Jun 10, 2009, 12:19 PM
Download the 4.5 (or current device software from RIM). Load it into the phone. You will need to do this from the computer you have your BB Desktop software installed on. Call customer service and tell them you bought an Alltel BB Curve on line and need to do the ESN change. No one will ever know and it will act just like an Alltel BB Curve (Browser and all).

Be sure to update the PRL option though.

Worked for me may times....

Jun 10, 2009, 3:18 PM
Can u let me know how I can update the PRL option?

Jun 10, 2009, 4:51 PM
Once activated on the Alltel network, should be a simple *228 opt 2.

Jun 11, 2009, 11:08 AM
Here is what you need to do! I am using a VZW Curve myself and my wife is usinga storm and we have alltel! Go to crackberry.com and search how to get the alltel service books!
The way to get your prl updated is simple I think many people are just listeing to alltel in saying it can't be done ! But let me tell you it surely can be done! First of all you need to program the phone with your min,mdn and sys id and the blackberry registration id To do this simply hit ##000000 and then hit send !Then the programming starts which is really simple ! Just change the mdn,min,sys id, and the blackberry reg id which in my area is 144 you edit that by highlight bberry reg id and hit the blackberry key and select edit bb reg id then hit save and the pho...

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