How to prep a BlackBerry for sale?
March 31, 2010 8:23 AM Subscribe
How to prepare a Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 for sale on Ebay?
posted by de void to technology (7 answers total)
A friend gave me a Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630 after she upgraded to a Palm Pre. I currently use a "dumb" LG ENV 2 phone with Verizon, off contract.
After some thought I've decided it's not worth the mandatory $30/month add'l charge for the data plan to be able to use the BlackBerry phone with Verizon, so I'm putting it up on Ebay.
I want to ensure that the potential buyer of this phone can use it fully with Verizon, but that none of my friend's info is retained on the phone and that there is no way she can be liable for any charges as a result of someone registering and using the phone.
I've already done a "Wipe Handheld" on the BlackBerry which I believe cleared out all her old email settings, messages, contacts, pictures, etc. However I notice that a couple of games she had on the phone are still there. Is that a problem, or a benefit for the potential ebay buyer? Is there anything else I need to do within the phone's software to prepare it for sale?
Also, the phone has a verizon/vodaphone "smart card" about half the size of a stick of gum inside under the back cover. Should I include that with the phone as part of the ebay auction, or does that need to be retained/discarded?
Anything else I've missed?