Can you just call them to activate and do it that way?
So I have a SIM card, and no blackberry.
When going through the steps online to activate, Step 1 - pick your device, gives you a list of phones and one of the options there is the SIM card.
The problem is, if you pick the SIM card, then the BB Holiday Miracle Plan $0.00 add-on isn't listed as an availble add-on.
If I pick the BlackBerry 9700 or 9300, then it is, but then during the account setup it wants the IMEI and SIM number. I obviously have no IMEI number.
So what's a guy to do? I don't know why it would need the IMEI number since you can switch your sim into different phones anyways.
Is there any way around this? I'd rather avoid the headache of getting them to try to add-on the blackberry data after I've already setup the account since I've heard in this forum that is error prone and leads to mistakes.
FIDO (Line #1)
$50 Unlimited local calls + Unlimited long distance and text messages to Canadians and U.S wireless numbers.
$30 6GB Data
$10 VVmail + CD + Who Called
WIND (Line #2)
$40 BB Holiday Miracle Plan
WIND (Line #3)
$40 Holiday Miracle Plan
I guess I could call. I figured maybe there was some way to get around this. Figure activating online is the best way to have it done properly without mistakes. I wonder if there is a generic IMEI. I wonder why they need this. Seems dumb.
You could always borrow a friend's unlocked BB, insert your SIM in it and then call Wind with its IMEI and PIN. I believe RIM's BIS is smart enough to switch over to the new BB in future when you decide to get one.
Could I buy a blackberry from them (which includes a sim card), activate online, then return the blackberry and keep the sim card? Or pay a fee to keep the sim card?
Or do they want that back? That might be the safest way.
Would it not be easier to just call them?
You would think. I have to be honest, I love wind and what they are doing. I've been to a store twice, and used the phone once. Each time has resulted in a mistake. I think all the staff are just too new and don't know what they are doing.
Yesterday it took me an hour and a half to clear up a $150 hardware charge on my invoice that shouldn't have been there since I didn't buy a phone from them!
So if there is a way to avoid dealing with a real person, I think that's probably best
Honestly, just go to an in-store location or call them. All this screwing around online and buying and selling back Blackberrys sounds dumb. I was in your exact position, went in-store, told them I wanted the $40 plan - didn't buy a BB but said I would and give me a SIM and when I checked my account online later it was all setup properly. Just ensure you check your online account after they set it up and peruse the options.
Everything online looks good. I've never used a blackberry before. When I get one, I guess I just pop the sim in and register a new blackberry bis account?