10-14-14 02:02 PM
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  1. crailey01's Avatar
    I have tried everything as far as calling At&t. Tech Support and registering the IMEI number but no success. Any ideas?!

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 10:39 AM
  2. raino's Avatar
    You just may not be in a place where the -5 gets LTE. Unlike the Passport, the -5 doesn't have AT&T's main LTE band 17, and no amount of tinkering can get around that.

    Here is a list of places that may get LTE on the -5: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...cities-918436/
    10-04-14 10:59 AM
  3. crailey01's Avatar
    Thanks for the detailed reply even though the news hurts. I don't understand why BlackBerry would build an unlocked phone for North America and not support all the necessary LTE Bands. Thanks again.

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 11:53 AM
  4. raino's Avatar
    The -5 was for Canada, not really all of North America. The -1 was for the US, but it was never released, since US GSM carriers never took it.
    10-04-14 12:07 PM
  5. crailey01's Avatar
    Oh really....didnt know that. I thought the -5 was built for all of North America. I live in High Point, NC and that was one the main reason I was targeting an unlocked -5. Oh well, glad I hadn't wasted my $350 yet. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 12:13 PM
  6. crailey01's Avatar
    Question for you:
    Can one purchase a -1 or is it even being produced?!

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 12:18 PM
  7. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    The -1 was never released. You won't be able to buy one

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 12:24 PM
  8. crailey01's Avatar
    That sucks!!! BlackBerry doesn't make a large all touch GSM LTE phone for the US. The Passport is too square, Q10 and Z10 are too small, but the Z30 is perfect sized but I can't deal with not having LTE. Especially since HSPA and HSPA + speeds are so slow. Thanks again!

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 12:44 PM
  9. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I have the Z30 on Atnt as well. Although, I would love the LTE speeds, the 4G is okay at times.

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 12:48 PM
  10. crailey01's Avatar
    Yeah....you said that right "at times!"

    Posted via CB10
    10-04-14 01:23 PM
  11. howards's Avatar
    That's why in thinking about switching over to Verizon from AT&T. My Z30 is the Verizon STA 100-3 and I purchased it for that very reason although I knew I wouldn't switch until my contract expired.

    But to be honest, and I've had the phone for around a year now on AT&T without LTE, the 4G speeds have always seemed pretty fast. But I've had this nagging feeling that the phone should have the LTE since it's has that capability. And the only way I'm going to get that is to switch to Verizon.

    Z30 / STA 100-3 /
    10-04-14 02:40 PM
  12. crailey01's Avatar
    Yeah if you are bringing your own phone over to Verizon you have the option of going with either prepaid or post paid. As I have recently found out with customer service that with prepaid your data rolls over if you don't use it all within a month if you purchase at least 3gb. It has a 90 day shelf life to use it. Sure beats getting 3gb and only having 1 month to use. Not sure about you but my data usage varies from month to month but I have never used even 2gb in one month. The reason I was wanting an STA100-5 capable of using AT&T LTE is because I use Straight Talk. Don't really want to spend $400 on a phone and not get LTE.

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 10:09 AM
  13. modbro's Avatar
    I have been on AT&T for a few months now with my Z30 -5 version. Mostly 4G in California, but during my travels I have gotten LTE in a few cities. There is a thread listing AT&T LTE cities where the -5 version works. Eventhough I dont get LTE the 4G has worked fine.
    10-05-14 10:15 AM
  14. crailey01's Avatar
    Yes unfortunately I am in one of those 4G areas and the fastest downloads I've seen are around 4Mbps and .5 to 1Mbps up. I just feel like if I spend that kind of cash for a phone it should be able to get LTE speeds. Cmon BB...

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    10-05-14 10:32 AM
  15. leejayh's Avatar
    Well - may not be the best option - but the STA100-5 will get LTE on T-Mobile. It has all the right bands. If you have good T-Mobile coverage - you might want to consider that.
    10-05-14 11:01 AM
  16. crailey01's Avatar
    Oh really?! I didn't know that. I thought T-Mobile and At&t used the same LTE Bands. That might be an option I can try. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 12:02 PM
  17. raino's Avatar
    Oh really?! I didn't know that. I thought T-Mobile and At&t used the same LTE Bands. That might be an option I can try. Thanks!
    The STA100-5 will definitely get LTE on TMO. But you would want to find out if TMO has LTE where you live. Then, you can get TMO service through TMO or Straight Talk.

    You can test drive the TMO network to get an idea for how their speeds are around you: T-Mobile Test Drive | Try our 4G LTE Network for Free
    10-05-14 01:30 PM
  18. crailey01's Avatar
    Yeah T-Mobile has LTE service where I live but it's spotty. I guess it's better than none at all on At&t.

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 04:05 PM
  19. kevincaesar1's Avatar
    What's up guys. I actually have the same issue, I currently reside on Atlanta BUT anytime I'm in Florida I get LTE. Can anyone explain that?
    10-13-14 07:48 PM
  20. kb1234's Avatar
    Yea I would switch to t-mobile, I get lte on my 100-5. Plus t-mobile is way cheaper

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-14 07:53 PM
  21. raino's Avatar
    What's up guys. I actually have the same issue, I currently reside on Atlanta BUT anytime I'm in Florida I get LTE. Can anyone explain that?
    ATL is a known band 17 area. Since your Z30 -5 does not have this LTE band, it won't get LTE. Wherever you go to Florida, that place must be a band 4 area. The Z30 -5 has band 4.
    10-13-14 08:07 PM
  22. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    I had a Z30 on AT&T for a month or so and got pretty good speeds most of the time. But I don't do a lot of video streaming and such. Worked great for music email etc.

    Passport on AT&T
    10-13-14 11:16 PM
  23. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I'm using an Verizon Z30 on AT&T (switched recently and set up the Passport for my wife,.. now waiting on mine). 4G only but speeds are good enough for most things, unless you try streaming HD video... which I don't usually do unless I'm home on wifi.

    Passport gets LTE though, so I guess I may just be playing it down as its just a temporary situation for me... lol

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-14 11:41 PM
  24. KR2013's Avatar
    I think the multiple model concept and variant frequency coverage of the BB10 devices (at least Z10, Q10 and Z30) leave a lot to be desired, even when just focusing on the GSM models (not CDMA). I understand that cost might have been a factor, but it sure has caused many headaches for the users. Wait until you start traveling overseas. That's when you really understand how terrible this multiple model system is. In some GSM countries you will be lucky to even get 2G (of course, unless you have bought the right model compatible with the carriers in that country). BlackBerry is certainly behind in this area. This has certainly been a weak ares for phones that many claim to be suited to professional/business users!

    Anyway, the new Passport seems to cover more frequencies. I hope all future BB10 devices are able to cover more frequencies (like most of their competitors)!
    10-14-14 03:15 AM
  25. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    The multiple variant model is common throughout most cell phone manufacturers except maybe Apple.

    I have to say that, while the Z10 was horribly uni-modal, the Z30 was a big step forward in inter compatibility (the Verizon Z30, specifically). The Passport is now even better in terms of GSM compatibility, but took a step backwards in its lack of support for CDMA. Admittedly that has to do with how CDMA networks are more restrictive with the handsets that are allowed to operate on them.

    Hopefully, going forward,.. any CDMA/Verizon variants will have at least the same band support as their Z30, and any unlocked GSM models will mirror the Passport's capability.

    Posted via CB10
    10-14-14 09:37 AM
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