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Blackberry Classic - Able to BYOD?
pacanuck9cn
Member

I have two lines on my account, one of which is a 3G flip phone my grandmother keeps for emergencies in her car.  I know the 3G phone will no longer work after the 4G change over, so Id' like to give her an old Blackberry Classic to use.  The Classic I currently have on another line works on the 4G network, but I can't get a clear answer as to 1. whether my own Classic will still work after the change over (I feel like it should since it appears to be picking up 4G and 4TG LTE now) and 2. whether we can activate another Classic to replace the flip phone?

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Let's get you a straight answer. The IMEI of the device is going to be needed. Here is how to find it.:
https://www.verizon.com/support/knowledge-base-146000/
Once you have that, enter it into the "Enter Device ID" box here:
https://www.verizonwireless.com/checkesn/

What are your results?

 

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pacanuck9cn
Member

It tells me that the IMEI for my current Classic (that's already activated) will work with the network, but when I go here https://www.verizon.com/onedp/byod#/deviceType it tells me it can't be activated.  I don't have an IMEI for our proposed new phone yet because I don't want to spend the money if I can't activate it.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

The mixed messages are occurring based on your BlackBerry Classic already being active on your number. If it was not active then you'd be able to proceed through the Bring Your Own Device website.


The results from the  "Enter Device ID" website tell me for sure that: 
1. your own Classic will still work after the changeover. 
2. you can activate another Classic to replace the flip phone

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pacanuck9cn
Member

Thank you!

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

You're very welcome, Pacanuck9cn! Please let us know if you ever need any additional assistance, as we're here to help.

 

ChakiaH_VZW

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