Does anybody know if you need another "kind" of Data Sim for a Blackberry to work? My scenario is as follows:
* I have an iPhone contract
* I have 2 datasims already - one for my iPad and one for my 3G stick
* I have an old BlackBerry which I want to use while travelling abroad for basic email access (when you disable MIME, make sure no applications are running in the background, and limit it to one email account which you seldom use, it becomes a very cheap option, esp. on the Vodacom partner networks @ R17 a MB). I will try and get a local prepaid account for data-access locally, but the BB makes a good backup.
So I activated BIS this morning and put one of the datasims in the Blackberry. It picks up the network and enables 3G, but doesn't want to connect to the BIS server (no capital GPRS/EDGE or the BB icon next to 3G). Can log in at www.mobileemail.vodafonesa.co.za (from when I had a BB contract a couple of months ago), but it says there's no device associated with my account.
Phoned Vodacom but they said I should wait 24 hours for the service to activate. So my concern is that the Data SIM for a Blackberry is DIFFERENT Than the other data sims. Anybody knows if this is the case??