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Using Blackberry SIM Card on Note 2 (Verizon)?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wangta, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Wangta

    Wangta Well-Known Member
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    So I joined a new company and they ONLY offer phone/data plans with Blackberry and iPhone, with the former being the preference.

    I've signed up to get a Verizon Blackberry 9930 and am dreading make the move back to Blackberry (had BB for 10 years previous to transitioning to iPhone and eventually Note 2). Mainly, I'm petrified of the small screen (I read alot) and other useful apps in addition to Facebook, kakao, etc - critical apps like Google Maps, FoxFi, etc.

    I am thinking of buying a Verizon Note 2 outright and putting in the Blackberry SIM card in. From my initial research, the data plan and voice plan should work, right?

    My only other alternative is keeping two phones, the Blackberry for work and a personal, the latter of which I'd have to pay myself which is kinda stupid (an extra $1,000+ a year).

    Arghghgh. I so wish Android was more mainstream in the corporate world.

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  2. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    Unfortunately, you'll need to stick with using two phones. Verizon voice is still over CDMA not LTE which is what the SIM in the note 2 is for. Also, Sim cards are different sizes and the actual data plan "feature code" is different from a blackberry to any other smartphone.
  3. Wangta

    Wangta Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hmmmm. I have read other people (maybe AT&T?) can switch out sims between blackberry, iphone and android and everything works except visual voicemail (on iphones only). ?
  4. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    AT&T is easier because voice and data all use the GSM radio. On your Verizon devices they use the internal CDMA radio for voice and 3G data (BlackBerry) and SIM for LTE or global travel.
  5. Wangta

    Wangta Well-Known Member
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    Hmm. So I actually have a choice - and could do Att or t mobile instead. Guessing I should go with Att if I want to do this?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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