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purchase a new blackberry without activating it

I'm looking to surprise a family member and buy them a new blackberry Q5. I'm wondering if I can just go into the store purchase the Q5 and a sim card, pay the full no term price and not activate anything. 

 

Once I give it to my family member they can bring it into the store and transfer their # and activate the SIM chip.

 

Is this possible? Or do I need to activate the unit at time of purchase?

 

 

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Re: purchase a new blackberry without activating it

Hello c173606

When buying a device outright, you will need to sign a contract for 90 days or so. You can cancel it after. Hopefully you can buy it outright without it.

Best solution is to contact the store you are buying it from & ask them.
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