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How can you use a blackberry nextel phone with your boost plan

How can you use a blackberry nextel phone 8350i with your boost mobile sim card? I want to be able to use the text, media, and internet by placing my boost sim card into my nextel blackberry. Thanks

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You do not need to "unlock" that blackberry.  If you put your boost sim in it the phone calling and direct connect will work immediately.  Getting the txting and internet to work require you to install other service books.  Try this link http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1530734  which explains how to remove the old books and add the correct service book to use mms and internet.

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