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    Question How to identify Wind Bold 9900 compared to Rogers/Fido 9900?

    Hello everybody, my gf is switching over to Wind and we are going to look at a Blackberry Bold 9900 that the person claims is from Wind mobile.

    How could I verify that it is from Wind and that it will work with Wind? is there something within the phone status/menu/about page that I could check? I believe most of the stores are closed at this time so I wouldn't be able to get it verified from them.

    Thank you!
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    If you have a rogers or bell sim, put it in and see if it is on 3G...Wind Sim only (or mobilicity) will have 3G.
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    If they sell 9900's on the website, then any unlocked 9900 will work.
    Unlocked Rogers Z10 STL100-3 10.3.1.1151 / Unlocked Bell Q10 SQN100-1 10.2.1.3442
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    Go to Options > Device > About Device Versions and see what 3G bands are listed.

    For Wind, you want to see 1,4,8 next to the 3G bands listing.
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    If it says "3G Bands 1,4,8" then it's a WIND phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrhtuner View Post
    Hello everybody, my gf is switching over to Wind and we are going to look at a Blackberry Bold 9900 that the person claims is from Wind mobile.

    How could I verify that it is from Wind and that it will work with Wind? is there something within the phone status/menu/about page that I could check? I believe most of the stores are closed at this time so I wouldn't be able to get it verified from them.

    Thank you!
    You can check the "Help Me" screen by pressing "Alt" + "Right Shift" + "H". (all simultaneously).
    On that page you can see the Vendor ID number and check if the device has the correct number for a Wind device.
    I believe the code for Wind devices is #370, but it could have changed. I don't think so, but not totally/positively/exactly sure.

    For me on T-Mobile USA, the Vendor ID is #100. A T-Mobile device.

    Update: I just searched the forums and found this thread.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...tml#post130651
    Maybe you can perform some additional searches for more answers as well.
    There's tons of information out there if you look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humga Chan View Post
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    If it says "3G Bands 1,4,8" then it's a WIND phone
    That does not mean it is a Wind device.
    It just means that the bands and device are compatible with Wind services.

    T Mobile has the same compatible bands (1,4,8)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADBRADNYC View Post
    You can check the "Help Me" screen by pressing "Alt" + "Right Shift" + "H". (all simultaneously).
    On that page you can see the Vendor ID number and check if the device has the correct number for a Wind device.
    I believe the code for Wind devices is #370, but it could have changed. I don't think so, but not totally/positively/exactly sure.

    For me on T-Mobile USA, the Vendor ID is #100. A T-Mobile device.

    Update: I just searched the forums and found this thread.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...tml#post130651
    Maybe you can perform some additional searches for more answers as well.
    There's tons of information out there if you look.

    HTH
    For the "Help Me" screen, if right shift doesn't work, try left, that's how I got mine to work (Alt + Left Shift + H)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humga Chan View Post
    For the "Help Me" screen, if right shift doesn't work, try left, that's how I got mine to work (Alt + Left Shift + H)
    Works for me every time on my 9900.
    So does the "Left Shift" method.
    Also, Alt+EACE can be utilized as well.
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    Pull the battery, when it boots up you'll get a splash screen with the carrier name. ie. Rogers, Bell, Telus and so on.
    Unlocked Rogers Z10 STL100-3 10.3.1.1151 / Unlocked Bell Q10 SQN100-1 10.2.1.3442
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    So I did what everybody recommended.

    Has bands 1,4,8
    Vendor ID = Wind = #370
    I totally forgot about the 'reboot' process, that shows you the carrier logo when the phone is booting up...this one shows WIND.
    Works with WIND fine.

    But I do have one question, my bold 9900 on Rogers showed H+ on the connection part, this WIND 9900 only shows 3G.

    My Samsung Galaxy Nexus shows H+ on the connection.

    Any ideas why that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lendo78 View Post
    Pull the battery, when it boots up you'll get a splash screen with the carrier name. ie. Rogers, Bell, Telus and so on.
    Not if it's a Bell / Telus / Virgin 9900. Those have no splash screen and are not locked...nor do they have any exterior markings. I have 3 of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Not if it's a Bell / Telus / Virgin 9900. Those have no splash screen and are not locked...nor do they have any exterior markings. I have 3 of them.
    I have an unmarked Telus 9900 and I have a Telus splash screen when I boot up.
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    I guess there are some that do have the splash screens...maybe later units than the ones I have...
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    Default How to identify Wind Bold 9900 compared to Rogers/Fido 9900?

    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Not if it's a Bell / Telus / Virgin 9900. Those have no splash screen and are not locked...nor do they have any exterior markings. I have 3 of them.
    ive played with 9900 from all 3 and they all had vendor splash screen


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    I have 2 from Bell and one from Telus in hand, since about 18 months now...none of which ever had a splash screen, or were locked to their respective networks. That being said, booting up to see which carrier the phone originated from is an UNRELIABLE method...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    I have 2 from Bell and one from Telus in hand, since about 18 months now...none of which ever had a splash screen, or were locked to their respective networks. That being said, booting up to see which carrier the phone originated from is an UNRELIABLE method...
    if they were from bell or telus they would be locked to that network, since they were obtained unlocked then thats doesn't really mean they are provider phones. bell and telus only sell locked devices which have their splash screen. i checked this with friends who work within bell and telus.

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