Question about RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100
This problem could be due to the lack of GPRS service. GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service, and it's what allows your device to access data. The first thing you should do is perform a soft reset. If that doesn't work, perform a hard reset. After both resets, check your wireless antenna signal strength. The antenna should show GPRS. If you can still make phone calls and access the Web, then your GSM service is still available. Try sending yourself an email . Does it work? If it doesn't, call your BlackBerry provider. Sometimes, your service could be delayed due to a billing problem or to downtime on the network.
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Boost Mobile has the cheapest (and slowest) data service around, and the Nextel Branded BlackBerry is the only smart phone that works with Boost's iDEN service.
The old 7520 and 7100i BlackBerry's can be purchased for around 50 dollars, and are very usable smart phones.
The newer BlackBerry 8350i is one of the best blackberry smartphones available. However on Nextel it costs more then 120 dollars a month for unlimited everything and on Boost mobile you can get unlimited service for $50 a month.
The difference however is that Boost mobile
does not offer a Blackberry Data Plan and Nextel does. So if you want to
browse the web, send emails, and be able to download apps, you have to
convert your Nextel Blackberry to Boost Mobile.
The email works a little differently in that you can set up your yahoo or aol mail to forward to your Blackberry by using the email address
firstname.lastname@example.org as the forward to email address.
What are the differences of the Nextel Blackberry models?
Besides the obvious difference which is the design of the phone and the applications and memory available, the 8350i runs BlackBerry OS version 4.6 whereas the 7520 and 7100i run version 4.1. The older OS does not support as many apps and features.
To sum it up Boost Mobile Phones aren't good and Blackberry's are. It's really that simple.
Does Boost support the BlackBerry?
Not officially. Boost sells their Starter kit to "give new life to a previously used Boost or Nextel phone", but they make no specific mention of its compatibility with the BlackBerry. Using a BlackBerry on Boost is consistent with their terms and conditions, but you won't get any help from Boost for configuring your BlackBerry.
Which features work?
Voice service and basic data service work.
3rd-party apps work, including apps for web browsing, email, GPS, and instant messaging.
Over-the-air installation of apps using the BlackBerry Browser will work if youfollow the how-to.
Text messaging will work if you follow the how-to.
Apps can also be installed using the Desktop Manager software on your PC.
Which Boost plans included data service?
All Boost plans include basic data service
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