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can you use this phone if you dont have a pre paid contract?
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my time and date on this phone has changed completey and the manual or the settings is not allowing me to reset it...please help????
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Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone

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Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone

Connect, browse Internet, send emails, message instantly, take pictures, share them, make friends, stay close, download apps, be on top, live life on the go! Unveiling the sleek Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone, which features the latest BlackBerry applications. With its cutting-edge technology and several innovative features, this Blackberry prepaid cell phone takes communication to a new level altogether. Get yourself guided through your journey with built-in Blackberry Maps. You can download millions of apps from the BlackBerry app world that make everyday life much easier. Powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, this Virgin Mobile BlackBerry phone lets you enjoy up to 4.5 hours of talk time. Look no further for the name says it all - it is worth, it is efficient, and it is durable, it is BlackBerry.
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Questions & Answers for Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

do you have to pay 10$ extra a month if you dont want the blackberry features?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
joezie
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yu dont have to but you might as well cus then theres no point in having a bb except for show then you cant even bbm ppl
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
lalalalaaaa
answer 2
according to other people that I've read, they said no, only if you want the blackberry features do you have to.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
smartJulia
answer 3
yes. if you get the blackberry phone, you have to pay the blackberry upcharge.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
gbfile
answer 4
You pay one monthly fee depending on how much minutes you use. Like 300 minutes and unlimited txt and email is $30 a month. other carriers make you pay a data plan package but not this one. go to www.virginmobileusa.com to find out more
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
viiva
Question

Does this phone have an address line in the contacts?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it does!!!! I love that feature because it helps me sooo much during the holidays to go surprise friends and family! And I can put my daughters friends addresses in my phone which is a HUGE help when i need to pick her up some where. Hope this helped!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
hncheart
 - Columbia, Missouri
answer 2
Yes it does. Most Blackberries have it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Cautian
answer 3
Yes.
It has the following:
Title
First
Last
Nickname
Picture (allows import)
Company
Job Title
Custom Ring Tones/Alerts
(set for phone and messages)
Email1
Email2
Work Phone
Work 2 Phone
Home
Home 2 Phone
Mobile
Mobile 2 Phone
Pager
Work Fax
Home Fax
Other
PIN

Separate Section for Windows Live Messenger information

Work Address section that includes fields for street address (2), city, etc.
Home Address - same

Birthday
Anniversary
Categories
(can select Business or Personal or you can create your own customized category)
Web Page
User1
User2
User3
User4
Notes: (a huge text field)

That's it. Oh, and the Blackberry software that comes with the device allows you to sync with your computer's address book (organizer) - although I've never tried that before; but based on how the rest of the BB's Window software works, I'm guessing it would work great. Good luck on Friday.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
rdinsea
 - Seattle, WA
Question

can u use blackberry messenger w/ this phone?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
DrenB
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yu can if you pay the extra $10 a month
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
lalalalaaaa
answer 2
yes you can
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
gottalovehotpink
 - Love it <3
answer 3
Yes you can use the Blackberry Messenger with the 8530.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Brighton, MI
Question

Hi

Please i need to know if this Blackberry has a sim slot. I am buying it for a friend in Africa
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
gones
 - USA
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No this phone does not have a Sim Card Slot, It's a CDMA phone not a GMS phone, However The Curve 8520 has a Sim Card but it's not 3G and does not support WIFI. also you can't get that phone with VirginMobile.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Xaltix
 - Gilmer Co. GA
answer 2
no, these blackberry curves 8530s are locked in by their carriers. they operate under the cdma system.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
teg2534
 - 2534
answer 3
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ParaGuy
Question

Does this Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8530 come with sim card?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Virgin Mobile phones do not have SIM cards - they are CDMA phones
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
cliffintennessee
answer 2
No. Virgin Mobile USA does not use SIM cards. Phones are programmed and locked to work only with Virgin Mobile.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
SmoothTequila
answer 3
No. You register the phone online at www.virginmobileusa.com or purchase top up cards and do it through the phone. I recommend online.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ppax
 - Detroit
Question

what is the average monthly cost of using this Blackberry phone

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
lucy762
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi lucy762,

That depends on your carrier's plans. Virgin Mobile offer 3 plans
ALL come with unlimited data , web and texting.
The only difference in each are the number of monthly anytime minutes.
$35 = 300 talk mins
$45 = 1,200 talk mins
$55 = Unlimted talk

You can choose any of these to use with this Blackberry phone
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
ImmaOnlineShopper2020
 - Los Angeles, CA
answer 2
I don't use the phone that much, but i pay 35 bucks for unlimited data and texting with 300 minutes.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
ncmom18
 - greensboro,nc
answer 3
Check out Virgin Mobile's website for all their rates. Starts at $35+ for 300 minutes, unlimited sms texting and "unlimited" data.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
EvilNice
 - New York, NY
Question

I have two questions... one does this phone have free nights and weekends? and how much is the unlimited plan?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
"Free" only on the unlimited plan which runs $70/mo for the Blackberry plan ($60 non-Blackberry). Otherwise, included minutes are pulled from your bucket regardless of time or day. All plans include unlimited text, email & data.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
SmoothTequila
answer 2
No free nights and weekends, and I believe the unlimited is $60. I pay $25 for unlimited data, unlimited text and 300 (or 400, I cannot remember) minutes. Guess it depends on if it is the minutes you need unlimited or not. $40 gets you 1200 minutes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ppax
 - Detroit
answer 3
virgin mobile does not have free nights and weekends. The unlimited plan is approx. $60.00 plus $10.00 data that you must have with the blackberry phone and don't forget taxes. but they also have a few other plans. check out virgin mobile website. www.virginmobileusa.com
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
teg2534
 - 2534
Question

Does this phone have a touchscreen?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cheybaby95
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
aznsmith
 - OK
answer 2
No.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
greg30127
 - Atlanta
answer 3
No, This phone is not touch screen.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Eduardo14x
Question

Can you play games on this phone?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
americafan11
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sure but the games aren't that great. Buy an Optimus V or wait for the motorola triumph (recommended).
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
aznsmith
 - OK
answer 2
yes word mole is the best (just saying)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
lalalalaaaa
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Rt3Brown
Question

does the blackberry 8530 comes unlocked?

Does the blackberry 8530 comes unlocked?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
sissyy
on Virgin Mobile BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
All CDMA phones are "unlocked", however, it's up to the carrier to accept a different carrier phone's ESN, which is unlikely to occur.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
aznsmith
 - OK
answer 2
NO. It is locked to Virgin Mobile USA service which is a CDMA carrier (Sprint Network). It does not use a SIM like AT&T or T-Mobile.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
SmoothTequila
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