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    Default Canadian Z10s on ATT/TMobile Network?

    First, I would like to possibly buy a Z10 from eBay. It's most likely from Rogers or some other place, so I know it'll work with AT&T LTE/HSPA+.

    However, if I leave to go to TMobile, will it work on HSPA+? I don't care about LTE. LTE drains the battery. I'm having trouble gathering the correct information for this.
    Current phone: Q10/Nexus4
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    I use mine on HSPA+, Koodo same as Rogers model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStoof View Post
    First, I would like to possibly buy a Z10 from eBay. It's most likely from Rogers or some other place, so I know it'll work with AT&T LTE/HSPA+.

    However, if I leave to go to TMobile, will it work on HSPA+? I don't care about LTE. LTE drains the battery. I'm having trouble gathering the correct information for this.
    Please do a search for AT&T and T-Mobile in the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry 10 forums. Lots of feedback there as well as recommendations on which model to get. Bonus: you may not have to leave T-Mobile to use HSPA+ on the Rogers version of the Z10.
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    z10 works nicely on tmobile. I have not compared speeds or anything but it downloads files so much faster than my 9900 i don't care. Great device but i will probably get a q10 once it ships on vzw. I am just using for data and an occasional call but it seems to work well even on a paygo plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycspaces. View Post
    z10 works nicely on tmobile. I have not compared speeds or anything but it downloads files so much faster than my 9900 i don't care. Great device but i will probably get a q10 once it ships on vzw. I am just using for data and an occasional call but it seems to work well even on a paygo plan.
    Does BBM still work? Or do you choose the BB data plan for TMO?
    Current phone: Q10/Nexus4
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStoof View Post
    First, I would like to possibly buy a Z10 from eBay. It's most likely from Rogers or some other place, so I know it'll work with AT&T LTE/HSPA+.

    However, if I leave to go to TMobile, will it work on HSPA+? I don't care about LTE. LTE drains the battery. I'm having trouble gathering the correct information for this.
    I will save you a huge headache here.
    I went through 4 eBay Z10's before I found out how to do this CORRECTLY.

    There are 3 DIFFERENT Z10 models, all with DIFFERENT frequencies.
    RFK121LW - I have this one, it doesn't get 4G speed with T-Mobile, had to return it to the eBay seller.
    RFF91LW - I have this one, and it works 100% prefect with T-Mobile.
    RFH121LW - I have TWO of these, doesn't get 4G speeds with T-Mobile, only EDGE. Seller doesn't accept returns, sold them both on eBay for the same price I purchased them for.

    Ask the eBay seller to read the MODEL NUMBER ON THE BOX.
    If you want T-Mobile to work 100% correctly with 4G speeds.
    the model you need is: RFF91LW

    however DO NOT ask the eBay seller if the model he/she has is the model # you are looking for.
    They will say anything to sell you the phone.
    Just simply ask for the model number.
    Attached is a picture of my Z10's box.
    Had it for 3 days, using T-Mobile, love it to death.
    Didn't change a thing on my plan, all I did was ask for a mircoSIM card from T-Mobile, and thats it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStoof View Post
    Does BBM still work? Or do you choose the BB data plan for TMO?
    BBM messages are working on tmo paygo, i have not tried BBM video call yet but messaging is working. The sales people didn't think it would work on the paygo daily plan but i am messaging with an os 7 user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycspaces. View Post
    BBM messages are working on tmo paygo, i have not tried BBM video call yet but messaging is working. The sales people didn't think it would work on the paygo daily plan but i am messaging with an os 7 user.
    Whoever needs to test their BBM video, feel free to BBM video me @ 24BFB7C2

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    Soo...Tmo is the way to go on Canadian Bell phones...good to know
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    RHDJEEZY was the most helpful: RFF91LW for TMO. Thank you, thank you.
    Current phone: Q10/Nexus4
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHDJEEZY View Post
    RFF91LW - I have this one, and it works 100% prefect with T-Mobile.

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    If you want T-Mobile to work 100% correctly with 4G speeds.
    the model you need is: RFF91LW
    Quote Originally Posted by TheStoof View Post
    RHDJEEZY was the most helpful: RFF91LW for TMO. Thank you, thank you.
    Actually, this is not correct. That model will only work in the areas where T-Mobile has deployed WCDMA / UMTS on the PCS 1900 spectrum in its yet-to-be-completed refarming. The RFF91LW model doesn't have UMTS bands for T-Mobile's native 3G/4G network that uses AWS 1700/2100 spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b320 View Post
    Actually, this is not correct. That model will only work in the areas where T-Mobile has deployed WCDMA / UMTS on the PCS 1900 spectrum in its yet-to-be-completed refarming. The RFF91LW model doesn't have UMTS bands for T-Mobile's native 3G/4G network that uses AWS 1700/2100 spectrum.
    right, right. i have att right now, so i'm fine for now
    Current phone: Q10/Nexus4
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    Quote Originally Posted by b320 View Post
    Actually, this is not correct. That model will only work in the areas where T-Mobile has deployed WCDMA / UMTS on the PCS 1900 spectrum in its yet-to-be-completed refarming. The RFF91LW model doesn't have UMTS bands for T-Mobile's native 3G/4G network that uses AWS 1700/2100 spectrum.
    I have this model and get 4G all over america.
    From new jersey to Chicago to Atlanta.

    Please don't comment unless you have the model and network.
    Don't just look @ the numbers.
    I am giving advice from experience.
    I travel from NJ, IL, GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHDJEEZY View Post
    I have this model and get 4G all over america.
    From new jersey to Chicago to Atlanta.

    Please don't comment unless you have the model and network.
    Don't just look @ the numbers.
    I am giving advice from experience.
    I travel from NJ, IL, GA

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    Your experience has been well received, RHDJEEZY. I was able to get RFF91LW for $740+$20 shipping. It is a Rogers phone, so I know it works with AT&T, and if Baltimore/Aberdeen has been refarmed for T-Mobile, then I'll get 3G/4G as well. At worst, I'll get stuck with EDGE...but I'm used to having EDGE at work because of my location.

    I will have to pay less than half a benjamin to get it unlocked, but it'll be worth it .
    Current phone: Q10/Nexus4

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