Results 1 to 8 of 8

So I bought a previously owned 8900. Pretty nice shape. It was just fine and ... BlackBerry Curve forum

  1. #1
    pearly8100's Avatar
    pearly8100 no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    52

    how to Stop Previous owner messages

    Advertisement



    So I bought a previously owned 8900. Pretty nice shape. It was just fine and quiet as it charged up. I put in my sim card and soon enough messages start to come in.

    To be sure, they were messages intended to the previous owner.

    By logic, I can only assume they are being sent to the PIN of my phone since the phone number, and the sim card are my own.

    What do I need to do to get these to stop? I am very pessimistic about finding the previous owner for help. So, that could be left out as a solution.

    As an added bonus question, I know someone with the some problem with one more level of difficulty. His phone was bought here in the US but now he is in another country and algo has this problem! If the PIN is the culprit, it works worldwide, I assume.

    Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated thanks!

  2. #2
    moderncowboy's Avatar
    moderncowboy no está en línea Stack Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2008
    PIN/ID
    AskMe
    Posts
    7,297
    Have you tried setting up your email for the carrier/device? If so go into service books and delete anything related to the previos owners email addresses then log onto the BIS web site and resend your service books. I had that happen with an email and this was how I fixed it. If they are PIN message's then I am not really sure. Try this out and let us know if it worked for you.

  3. #3
    azstar's Avatar
    azstar no está en línea PINStacked!
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    12,882
    Sounds like they never cleared their PIN and the BIS account is still tied to them. You will need to track them down or see if you can get the carrier to clear the PIN.

    You can change sim cards all day long but BIS is tied to the PIN and.will send messages tied to that account.
    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.0; en-us; Droid Build/ESD20) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17

  4. #4
    jeffallen8's Avatar
    jeffallen8 no está en línea Stack Professional
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    PIN/ID
    Huh?
    Posts
    1,734
    Whipe the device.
    Looking for Wallpapers or Icons for making themes? I can help!

    Truth + Clarity = Power

    If you are going to take the time to respond... take the time to actually understand that to which you are responding.

  5. #5
    pearly8100's Avatar
    pearly8100 no está en línea Stack level 2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    52
    thanks for the replies, I will try them

  6. #6
    MotoUp's Avatar
    MotoUp no está en línea BES Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,360
    Wiping the device isn't going to fix it. It will have to be resolved with the original carrier to free the PIN.

  7. #7
    moderncowboy's Avatar
    moderncowboy no está en línea Stack Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2008
    PIN/ID
    AskMe
    Posts
    7,297
    I would suggest trying to add your device to your BIS email with the switch device option and if it doesn't allow you then work on having it released from the original owner. If it does except it then try what I suggested and I am almost positive it will work as long as the PIN is free.

  8. #8
    MotoUp's Avatar
    MotoUp no está en línea BES Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,360
    Definitely try what cowboy is suggesting, if it works it will save you a lot of time. Chances are though since you are still getting the messages that it was never released. Good luck.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •