- CrackBerry User
- 10 Posts
Will BB Torch 9850 work outside of the US?
I'm going to Italy in 2 weeks, will be there for 8 days. Will my Torch (9850) work over there? Obviously I will enable international calling (from there to here) on my cell plan (although I may actually already have it, but that might just be accepting calls from abroad). When I visit the Sprint site, it doesn't list this phone as an "International" phone, and I knew this when I bought it but hadn't yet planned my trip, although the new Bold is listed as one (I have one of those, too, but hated the small screen).
I Googled how I can get my Torch to work internationally, but I don't trust it. Clearly, I need to call Sprint, but I thought I'd ask on here since the likelihood is that someone has used (or not used) their 9850 outside of the US.
Thanks for any input!
- 05-03-2012, 11:24 AM #2
yes, it will work on Wifi fo rBBM and other stuff.
Sprint will put it right in your backdoor if you decide to roam on the networks available there
read through this
Do unlocked 9850 and 9810 work in Europe/Italy?
- CrackBerry Addict
05-03-2012, 11:27 AM #3
- 891 Posts
Yes. All OS7 devices are world phones.
I will tell you that it is wonderful not having to get a loaner phone and worry about all those setting and data so congratulations.
You may already know this but just in case. You will need not only a phone plan to use the phone but also a data plan. Both are very reasonable (less than five bucks) and give you a ton of savings if you plan to use the phone or BBM or search the web for great restaurants, etc.
Call Sprint and have them hook you up. No need to go into store just a call should get them to set you up. I believe Sprint also prorates the fee if you don't have it all month so tell them when you leave and when you come back.
Enjoy your vacation.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
- CrackBerry User
- 10 Posts
I have a data plan (Sprint won't let you have a BB unless you have one, which is fine), but do I have to get a different one for outside of the US? I'm guessing yes, since it's only $5. Mine here isn't $5!
Thanks for the info. I'll call Sprint, or run up to one of the stores at lunch and have them hook me up!
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-03-2012, 12:53 PM #5
- 257 Posts
When I travel overseas, I just call the International support number to verify everything before I leave. Sometimes they have pushed some software over to the phone but otherwise I would just switch the network connection over to "Global" and everything worked fine (including e-mails.) You just have to be really careful not to use that too much because of the charge to your account. I have, on some occasions, disabled the data portion and just used the calls feature to save some money.
Good luck and enjoy your trip!!!