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    Age of handset?

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    Is there a way of ascertaining the age of the handset either from the PIN or the IMEI?

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    No clue.... anyone have an idea?
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    I hunted through all the obvious places but can't find the information.

    I just started a 'net search to ferret out this information. No joy yet! I will find it if it's available.

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    Re: Age of handset?

    Keeping me on my toes, looking for this information myself.

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    Ok. So. Are you all going to have birthday parties for your devices? Maybe buy it a new case? A new program? Housing unit? Hahaha. I do that with the trucks. When its their birthdays they get something from me.
    I can see that being the new forum: "upcomming bb birthday notices"

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    What an awsome idea....
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    Re: Age of handset?

    Very funny N8DBB, I had never thought of it that way - great out of the box thinking!

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    Re: Age of handset?

    Oooh, yeah, a BBB'Day party! That sounds like an appropriate excuse for all sorts of fun!

    OK, back to semi-serious mode now. I looked for maybe 15-minutes yesterday for the mechanic to reveal the BB's manufacture date and couldn't find a thing! I can find almost anything in 15 minutes! So, I'm at a loss.

    I think I need to take a different tack on this problem. I might email my CSR and ask if she knows how to make the BB reveal it's manufacturing date. I believe that information resides somewhere in the hardware or firmware, but I sure can't find it!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I just sent a question about this subject to RIM. As soon as I hear something ill post it here.

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    Re: Age of handset?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Thank you for contacting BlackBerry!

    We have logged your request. If you would like to follow up on this issue please reply to this email with your request number as it appears above.

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    ------ Original Message ------
    From: jj-n-ks@tmo.blackberry.net
    Received: Sunday, May 28, 2006 18:44:51 (EST)
    To: help@rim.com
    Subject: Age of Handheld

    Hello. I have a question that I hope someone can help me with.
    Is there any way to tell when a blackberry was manufactured? Is there a way to tell, say, like the month and year of construction? Perhaps thru the IMEI number? Or the serial or even the pin number? Any help on this subject is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for your time.
    Yours truly
    John

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    Re: Age of handset?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~here is what was just sent to me on this subject:
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    Thank you for contacting BlackBerry Technical Support. We have determined that your BlackBerry was purchased through T-Mobile. T-Mobile fields general queries and provides technical support for all BlackBerry-related issues. T-Mobile can be contacted directly by telephone at 1-800-937-8997, or found on the Web at:

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    Ok. So. Are you all going to have birthday parties for your devices? Maybe buy it a new case? A new program? Housing unit? Hahaha. I do that with the trucks. When its their birthdays they get something from me.
    I can see that being the new forum: "upcomming bb birthday notices"
    LOL Yes I'm looking to upgrade the housing on a 6 month old 7100t and a case for a 14 month old 7730 I only remember how old they are because I remember when I got them.

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    Re: Age of handset?

    Has anyone got any further with this yet?

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    Re: Age of handset?

    There was some talk about the Final packaging or manufacturing date being printed on the box. The box for my 8700C has what looks like a date of 161105, which could correspond to 16 Nov 05. This fits with the order date of 23 Nov 05 for that device. My old 7290 box has 260704, which is 6 months prior to my purchase in a store. That's about right for store purchase.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Age of handset?

    That looks like a good catch. I'll check my box.

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