- CrackBerry Abuser
02-02-2013, 09:51 AM #2
- 109 Posts
I was actually thinking the other way around. If you buy a Z10 from outside the UAE, will BBMV be able to work. I understand that the carriers (Etisalat and Du) have both put the brakes on BBMV stating that it will cause a revenue loss. Surely BlackBerry aka RIM should be able to resolve this considering that the Middle East is one of their growth areas. I am not actually sure how they block BBMV. Perhaps if the phone is jalibroken, will that work ?
Questions open to the floor
u just confused me more... lol ur supposed to be helping me :'( i want this phone so it will be cheaper for me get it from dubai plus i can always find somebody thats going to dubai, the alternative is finding somebody thats going to london which is kinda hard.. so can u help a brother with an inquiry cause as u see ur the only person to actually answer
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-02-2013, 04:03 PM #4
- 464 Posts
Regardless of where you get your handset, if the network has blocked it, then it won't work. When you power up the phone with your SIM it will register on the network, and the network settings will be set to those of your network, and they will have blocked the routing to the RIM servers.
You could try something like HideMyAss if that works in those countries, and see if that bypassed it.
Last edited by fine1b01; 02-02-2013 at 04:55 PM.
- CrackBerry User
02-19-2013, 03:03 PM #11
- 88 Posts
I doubt it will be blocked on the device side. That would mean custom software being loaded on each one and strict control of phones being brought into the country. Impossible. The blocking would probably be effected by the network. Any BB10 would have the same issue I predict
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- 02-19-2013, 03:41 PM #12
You need to be careful about the model you are getting as well. AFAIK, the ones available in the UAE at the moment from DU, Etisalat or Axiom are the ones without LTE. Don't know if that makes a difference but I would check just to be safe. Also, if you buy one from the UAE and use it elsewhere, BBMV should "technically" work on 3G/4G depending on the local carrier you are using.
One interesting example: my family has iphones in the UAE; and FaceTime does not work on them. They don't even have FaceTime to be able to run it. When my wife was visiting, her FaceTime would work on wifi even though she had an Etisalat sim in there (keep in mind OS 6 had NOT been released then so FT was only possible over wifi anyways). I wonder if this BBMV restriction is on the same network level or one step deeper?
oh thx for the heads up...but whats the difference anyway, i mean software wise.. updates and such...between having just the 3G model and the 4G model... where im living LTE isnt available yet and by the time it gets here i would just buy a newer BB model
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