Amaze 4G to 9900
I am thinking of buying a 9900 from T-Mobile. My question is, does the 9900 use a SIM card (i'm assuming it does) and will I be able to switch between devices simply by inserting the SIM card into either phone? Also, i'm seeking feedback on current or past users of the 9900, specifically in regards to Internet browsing and the 4G network.
- 08-12-2012, 07:20 PM #2
I switch cards in my 9630 9810 and 9900 sometimes but find it a hassle sometimes to set up the email accounts and BB ID and App World all over again but thats just me maybe you have more patience.
Internet browsing, what are your concerns about the net? For me I tend to scroll straight to the bottom of the page to Exit Mobile View and click on Desktop View especially sites like CrackBerry and Huffington Post. For me pages are better rendered on all my phones using desktop view.
4G network is awesome of course pages load much faster, even when bridged to my playbook it is super fast. My favorite thing is being on a voice call and being able to get info from the web at the same time, before I was unable to do that having only 3G. I would always get unable to connect to web because a call is in progress.
T-mobile usually ( at-least the few I've been to ) has the 9900/9930 actually on and in-service allowing you to make calls on it surf the web and use most of its features.______________________________________
The BLACKer the BERRY the sweeter the use...
- 08-12-2012, 08:06 PM #4
In the meantime if you cant make it to the carrier establishment check out this link;
BlackBerry - Instructions & Video Demos - BlackBerry 101 - US
Just scroll down to See Your Device In Action or click on Demo, sit back and view the interactive video on the Bold. Don't worry its a legit BB site and it helped me make the decision to purchase my Bold.______________________________________
The BLACKer the BERRY the sweeter the use...
When I build up a new plan with a BlackBerry on T-Mobile's site, it seems, on the surface, that data is simply data. I'm sure there is a catch though. I would love to bounce back and forth and use a PlayBook in tandem with a Bold 9900 4G. Maybe i'll just need to wait until BB10, which i'm pumped for.
- 08-14-2012, 11:34 AM #8
Here something that may help too - my T-mobile line is provisioned myTouch unlimited data -- I have the S4G, Amaze 4G and a 9780 - I swap sims between all devices and get data, 3G data on BB & 4G data on the Android devices.
I dont have access to BBM, twitter or FB - I presume UberSocial will work as it has with the T-mo sim in my Verizon 9930/9370/9850s in the past as well as opera
The t-mo sim in my 9780 even lets me bridge to my PlayBook 16 and 64 no problem
As the ^^^^^ posters have said, to get the FULL BB experience, you want to have the BIS plan...BLACKBERRY!! YUUUUUUUPPPPP!
I really really have to clear some stuff out - my sock drawer has devices and no socks, hahaha - my current stock is - (2) Z10s, (1) Note 2, (2) 9650s, (1) 9630, (2) 9900s, a 9810, a 9800, an 8900, an Amaze 4G, (3) RAZR V3s. a RAZR M, (4) PlayBooks....assorted docks, chargers, clips and cables....
- 08-14-2012, 02:44 PM #9
The data plans that show up on Tmobiles site are tied to what device it thinks you have on your account right now.
So if you have a an android device registered as your device it does not list the BB data plans. But you do need a BB data plan in order to get stuff like BB email and anything that relies on BIS.
- 08-19-2012, 11:18 PM #10
So on the flip side, if you already have a BB plan, can you just swap your sim card into an android device without telling Tmo? I have a 9900 now and was thinking of experimenting with a Tmo android device. Will BIS be there when I swap back in a few months, etc?
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- 08-20-2012, 12:08 PM #11
That being said, if you have a grandfathered BIS plan that you'd like to hold on to, I'd recommend you actually add an extra data service on t-mobile.com (if it allows you to) for a few days while testing your Android device. It'll cost you a few extra prorated bucks while you keep it on, but this way at least you won't lose your BIS plan. It's a big if though, because I'm not sure if the website allows two simultaneous data plans on the same line.
- 08-20-2012, 02:52 PM #12
- 08-31-2012, 11:57 AM #13
Just learned today that the quoted scenario may not be correct, since data routing is not tied to the SIM but to the routing parameters set in the phone. Do you know of a different way T-Mobile handles data routing that would make your scenario true?
- 09-08-2012, 11:09 PM #14
I am on AT&T and not tmobile but when I swap my sim into my spare android device from my 9900 calls and text work. No data , no pic messages, no web. When you sign onto a data plan it's a bis data plan specifically made for blackberries. if you were switching from any other os it would be fine but because it is a blackberry the sim and info is tied to the type of data you are signed up for.
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