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  1. saxxman's Avatar
    This is a great thread and I can't wait to try a PP on Verizon.

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-14 12:28 PM
  2. PhilipDZ's Avatar
    The passport doesn't work on Verizon. So I have switched to AT&T

    Posted on my Z30
    WWBlondieDo, kevets and geekaren like this.
    09-29-14 05:52 AM
  3. zocster's Avatar
    I wonder if BlackBerry will ever bring out a device with band 28 LTE support, they're basically counting AU and NZ out ...
    09-29-14 11:09 AM
  4. raino's Avatar
    I wonder if BlackBerry will ever bring out a device with band 28 LTE support, they're basically counting AU and NZ out ...
    There's some overlap between the uplink/downlink frequency ranges of band 17 and band 28, both of which are FD-LTE bands:

    band 17: [704, 716] UL and [734, 736] DL
    band 28: [703, 748] UL and [758, 803] DL

    I'll have to look at what the FCC measured ranges for band 17 in the SQW100-1 were, but it is possible that the SQW100-1 could work on the band 28 network, if the NZ carriers allow band 17 devices to access their band 28 networks. Band 12 in the phone would have been even better because 17 is a fully enclosed subset of 12, and 12's UL starts at 699 MHz.

    But let me ask you this, zocster: I see that NZ (and Aus) has a band 3 LTE network already. Is this band 28 network (at least in NZ) supposed to fill the holes in LTE coverage, or does it supplement the existing band 3 network and/or help alleviate congestion?
    09-29-14 11:40 AM
  5. zocster's Avatar
    But let me ask you this, zocster: I see that NZ (and Aus) has a band 3 LTE network already. Is this band 28 network (at least in NZ) supposed to fill the holes in LTE coverage, or does it supplement the existing band 3 network and/or help alleviate congestion?
    My gut feeling is the latter but not so sure. Vodafone had only last year switched on the APT band, so I think they're actually starting from scratch.
    raino likes this.
    09-29-14 12:09 PM
  6. raino's Avatar
    If anybody could fill me in on UMTS and LTE bands in use in the Caribbean, I would appreciate it.
    09-29-14 02:59 PM
  7. aaasingh's Avatar
    Does anyone know the Hardware ID for the Passport? I can't find it listed here:
    KB33092-BlackBerry 10 smartphone Hardware Identification Numbers for enterprise wallpaper deployment
    09-30-14 03:31 PM
  8. yhamaie's Avatar
    As more information is made available, I will double check everything and update as necessary.
    My unit of Passport has just arrived . . . do you happen to know how to type NUMBERS in Help Me! screen . . . I would like to type escreen code to enter into Engineering Screen to confirm currently operating LTE band.

    Two finger swipe upwards (for Z3 / Z10 / Z30) does not invoke keypad on Passport.
    Last edited by yhamaie; 10-01-14 at 05:40 AM.
    10-01-14 05:25 AM
  9. peter0328's Avatar
    My unit of Passport has just arrived . . . do you happen to know how to type NUMBERS in Help Me! screen . . . I would like to type escreen code to enter into Engineering Screen to confirm currently operating LTE band.

    Two finger swipe upwards (for Z3 / Z10 / Z30) does not invoke keypad on Passport.
    Try swiping down on keyboard.

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-14 06:15 AM
  10. yhamaie's Avatar
    Try swiping down on keyboard.
    Thank you . . . but it does not work.
    10-01-14 07:15 AM
  11. yhamaie's Avatar
    My unit of SQW100-1 has just arrived . . . I would like to identify the LTE band number as soon as I find how to activate Engineering Screen on BlackBerry Passport.

    Passport Models and Supported Frequencies-img_20141001_223116.jpg
    10-01-14 08:36 AM
  12. raino's Avatar
    My unit of SQW100-1 has just arrived . . . I would like to identify the LTE band number as soon as I find how to activate Engineering Screen on BlackBerry Passport.
    Does this help: PSA: How to use the Engineering Screens on a Passport
    10-01-14 09:02 AM
  13. yhamaie's Avatar
    My unit of SQW100-1 has just arrived . . . I would like to identify the LTE band number as soon as I find how to activate Engineering Screen on BlackBerry Passport.
    I have confirmed that my unit of SQW100-1 is connected to NTT DoCoMo with E-UTRA Band 1 (LTE).

    Passport Models and Supported Frequencies-passport_lte_band1.jpg
    Last edited by yhamaie; 11-26-14 at 11:12 PM.
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    10-01-14 09:30 AM
  14. jackblossom's Avatar
    Thanks for your precious thread Raino!

    I actually got a question for you guys. I am on Vodafone Italy at the moment, although I might switch to an American provider, as I will relocate to the States for work by April.
    I am looking around on the Internet where I could get a Passport at a decent price. If I buy it on the Blackberry US online store will I get an unlocked Blackberry SQW100-1 (fully functional on Vodafone Italy)? Specifications on the US store state:
    US: FD-LTE:1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20
    US: HSPA+: 1,2,4,5,6,8,EDGE

    GERMAN STORE SPECIFICATIONS: LTE: 3,7,8,20
    HSPA: 1,2,5/6,8, EDGE

    According to this thread, I understood that there is just one Blackberry Passport model (SQW100-1) that works (with fully or partial compatibility) on the vast majority of network bands, as shown in the first picture.

    Thanks in advance for your help guys and I wish you a great day!
    Jack
    10-01-14 11:07 AM
  15. raino's Avatar
    I actually got a question for you guys. I am on Vodafone Italy at the moment, although I might switch to an American provider, as I will relocate to the States for work by April.
    I am looking around on the Internet where I could get a Passport at a decent price. If I buy it on the Blackberry US online store will I get an unlocked Blackberry SQW100-1 (fully functional on Vodafone Italy)? Specifications on the US store state:
    US: FD-LTE:1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20
    US: HSPA+: 1,2,4,5,6,8,EDGE

    GERMAN STORE SPECIFICATIONS: LTE: 3,7,8,20
    HSPA: 1,2,5/6,8, EDGE

    According to this thread, I understood that there is just one Blackberry Passport model (SQW100-1) that works (with fully or partial compatibility) on the vast majority of network bands, as shown in the first picture.

    Thanks in advance for your help guys and I wish you a great day!
    Jack
    From what I can tell, Vodafone Italy uses UMTS band 1, and LTE band 3, so you will be fine with this model of the Passport. Italian carriers in general are all fully compatible with the Passport.
    10-01-14 03:42 PM
  16. raino's Avatar
    Does anyone know the Hardware ID for the Passport? I can't find it listed here:
    KB33092-BlackBerry 10 smartphone Hardware Identification Numbers for enterprise wallpaper deployment
    Updated model numbers and names
    aaasingh likes this.
    10-01-14 04:26 PM
  17. yhamaie's Avatar
    Yes, it did help me activate the Engineering Screen.
    10-01-14 07:35 PM
  18. yhamaie's Avatar
    If I buy it on the Blackberry US online store will I get an unlocked Blackberry SQW100-1 (fully functional on Vodafone Italy)?
    I have obtained an unlocked SQW100-1 through Amazon.com (Amazon Export Sales, Inc.).


    https://www.ptcrb.com/vendor/complet...?modelid=25955

    Passport Models and Supported Frequencies-img_20141002_094112.png
    10-01-14 07:42 PM
  19. yhamaie's Avatar
    Note:

    In Japan Softbank offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 3 (formerly eAccess / presently Ymobile Corporation), and Band 8.

    KDDI (au) offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 11, and Band 18 (Band 26).

    NTT DoCoMo offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 3, Band 19, and Band 21.
    raino likes this.
    10-01-14 08:23 PM
  20. raino's Avatar
    Note:

    In Japan Softbank offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 3 (formerly eAccess / presently Ymobile Corporation), and Band 8.

    KDDI (au) offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 11, and Band 18 (Band 26).

    NTT DoCoMo offers 4G service with Band 1, Band 3, Band 19, and Band 21.
    Do you know if band 5 phones work at all on these band 18 or band 19 networks?
    10-01-14 08:35 PM
  21. yhamaie's Avatar
    Do you know if band 5 phones work at all on these band 18 or band 19 networks?
    No . . . Band 5-enabled phones will not work in Japan. (They will work in South Korea, I suppose. )

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    raino likes this.
    10-02-14 09:07 AM
  22. casperoui's Avatar
    Hey there,

    Correct me if Im wrong but i went through the list of all the blackberry z30 models, and I believe that the passport actually has everything included.. all the different bands..Which means that the passport should work anywhere a bb z30 works no matter of its variant..Is that correct?

    If Im correct then it will definitely work in the UK and in Cyprus.. I also bought a Z30 Stl100-2 for my brother who lives in Australia and it definitely works under optus (i think its optus that he has his contract with because its a bit cheaper than Telstra..) and it will definitely work in Malaysia (my brother travels a lot there for his work, not sure which carrier he is using though..)
    10-03-14 09:24 PM
  23. raino's Avatar
    Hey there,

    Correct me if Im wrong but i went through the list of all the blackberry z30 models, and I believe that the passport actually has everything included.. all the different bands..Which means that the passport should work anywhere a bb z30 works no matter of its variant..Is that correct?
    Correct (as long as you don't count the CDMA Z30s' CDMA bands)

    If Im correct then it will definitely work in the UK and in Cyprus.. I also bought a Z30 Stl100-2 for my brother who lives in Australia and it definitely works under optus (i think its optus that he has his contract with because its a bit cheaper than Telstra..) and it will definitely work in Malaysia (my brother travels a lot there for his work, not sure which carrier he is using though..)
    Right. This model of the Passport is comparable to the Z30 STA100-2. The right-most column is supposed to compare the Passport models to other comparable BB10 phones. I should have explained that better, so I'll work on that.
    10-03-14 09:33 PM
  24. casperoui's Avatar
    I think it make sense..its clear enough.. thanks for the quick reply.. I just wanted to confirm that, and mention that works in AU and Malaysia..Cheers for that..
    10-03-14 09:51 PM
  25. moeah's Avatar
    Can anyone advise if the passport supports VoLTE capability?

    Posted via CB10
    10-15-14 05:03 AM
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