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RIM BlackBerry 7290 network problem

Hi Master - I have problem to operate my Blackberry 7290. I buy this PDA in USA under cingular term (sim card i use before in this PDA is from cingular) and when i move to asia (Indonesia), i want to use different sim card (local indonesia sim card) but there is no network and in my blackberry shown invalid simcard. I bring my blackberry to local provider (which i buy the sim card) but they can not solve this problem, still no network and still invalid sim card. I really need help to solve this problem (connect to local network provider and get the local simcard working properly). Thanks a lot Jame Depth

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  • abdou27300 Dec 05, 2007

    the same problem RIM BlackBerry 7290 no network imei : 357778000660852 version 4.0235 abdou27300@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    sim

  • softtlipz Apr 13, 2008

    I just bought a bb7290 off of ebay which is tmobiles phone. I put my suncom 4.0 sim inside of bb and it reads invalid sim card

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    I bought an unlocked BB and when I put my SIM card in it, it cannot find the network.

  • tinkerbell89 May 02, 2008

    I want to change my service provider and keep my blackberry phone. But my screen displays invalid sim when I put my other sim card in

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    got my pone fix cos of mal-handling. later, no network can be received. says: invalid sim card.

  • CHRIS00 Jun 28, 2008

    ME TOO ~MY BLACKBERRY HAVE SIM LOCK THE NETWORK~CAN HELP ME???

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    hi im siraj. my friend gifted me the bb7290.im in sri lanka now.he bring the phone from canada.so i unlocked the phone.now its the same problem that i have with the network.please let me know the solution for this.

  • ssma4 Aug 09, 2008

    My network shows the phone as being unlocked, but still no network. Should I try to have it unlocked again?

  • lavoncoley May 11, 2010

    I dont have a booklet for my blackberry. Can you tell me what the different keys are used for? example where is the answer key?

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It's happened since your phone still locked for cingular network only. If you want to change your original blackberry sim card with indonesia sim card you must unlock your phone network. To unlock blackberry 7290 network you will be need a blackberry unlock code. This code can be obtained from cingular or purchase at third party sites for save more cost.

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This seems to be the multimillion dollar question for Blackberrys and here is how this works.
There is no "magical"code for all BB's
Each Blackberry is item specific based on your IMEI which is located on the inside of your battery compartment.
Your best bet is to go to eBay or similiar and find your blackberry and look for the cheapest unlocking program. AT that point you will be able open your Blackberry.

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Unlocking is most probably the solution and 7290s can definitely be unlocked. You just eneter a software code but usually have to purcahse it. The locks are device (IMEI) specific.

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You would need to unlock your Blackberry. You can check out sites to unlock devices and I believe BB7290 is one of the devices that can be unlocked. Make sure have IMEI number handy to unlock the device.

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Blackberry Technical Support team on the WEB is place to seek an answer. Or any documentation that came with the device From what you say- and I am not an expert with CellPhone devices/Systems- there appears to be no service available in your part of the world. Check out Blackberry

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