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How do I get my Blackberry Bold 9650 to work in China??

I am currently in China as a student participating in a study abroad program.  I went to the Verizon store to get some info on how my BB Bold 9650 was going to work.  They said the best thing to do is hook up to a wi-fi signal and turn my data plan off and I could make a free call over the internet.  That is not working, and on top of that when I turn on the data plan and it is roaming, it still doesn't work.  I get a message Chinese telling me who knows what.  Can anybody help?

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Re: How do I get my Blackberry Bold 9650 to work in China??
Verizon Employee

I have listed a link below with all the information needed to use your phone in China. The cost, terms & conditions, places,  dialing code/pattern. With using international roaming a free feature called international dialing is needed on your account to have the ability to use your phone in china. You can contact customer service on the phone or at a corporate store to add the feature. Once this is added, you will need to update your roaming before leaving by dialing *228, send and option #2.


 For information regarding service availability and rates, please click on the "International Services" link below. This site will also offer you assistance with dialing instructions when using your International Roaming service: