1. emirozmen's Avatar
    Is it fine if only one of the 3G bands are the same with your 9900 and the network you use. The unit I have will be 1,4,8 and my country uses 1,2,5,6. Will 3G work?
    08-29-11 02:30 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    no it will not have 3G.
    EDGE will work though
    08-29-11 02:33 PM
  3. Phill_UK's Avatar
    You've already asked this, and been answered.

    Your country uses 3G band 1 (2100Mhz), and both 9900 variants utilise that frequency.
    08-29-11 02:34 PM
  4. emirozmen's Avatar
    You've already asked this, and been answered.

    Your country uses 3G band 1 (2100Mhz), and both 9900 variants utilise that frequency.
    Yes, I did and I have been getting different answers all around the web. I just want to be sure. Like Fubaz's answer is not the same as yours.
    08-29-11 02:37 PM
  5. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Yes, I did and I have been getting different answers all around the web. I just want to be sure. Like Fubaz's answer is not the same as yours.
    You will get 3G with either 9900 variant.

    It's exactly the same as Voda UK selling their 9900's with Bands 1, 4 & 8 now, when previously they sold BB's with Bands 1, 2, 5 & 6.

    The whole of Europe uses 3G Band 1 (2100Mhz), so both phones will work just fine.
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    08-29-11 02:48 PM
  6. emirozmen's Avatar
    You will get 3G with either 9900 variant.

    It's exactly the same as Voda UK selling their 9900's with Bands 1, 4 & 8 now, when previously they sold BB's with Bands 1, 2, 5 & 6.

    The whole of Europe uses 3G Band 1 (2100Mhz), so both phones will work just fine.
    Thanks for patiently answering my question another time
    08-29-11 02:50 PM
  7. redone13's Avatar
    Yes, I did and I have been getting different answers all around the web. I just want to be sure. Like Fubaz's answer is not the same as yours.
    Fubaz is wrong. You're in a Band 1 country so you'll be fine either way.

    In Canada, Bell/Telus/Rogers all use 850 (Band 2) and/or 1900 (Band 5), so the 1/4/8 device wouldn't have 3G service on those networks.

    The US is similar with AT&T (Band 2 and 5).

    Here's a summary: UMTS frequency bands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    08-29-11 02:50 PM
  8. jorge03251982's Avatar
    I have a bold 9930 from sprint that comes with 3G bands 1,8. If i change the OS for the bold 9930 for pioneer telephone, and i understand this company uses 850mhz which is band 5, my phone will be modified and band 5 will be available?
    10-03-11 12:29 AM
  9. Phill_UK's Avatar
    I have a bold 9930 from sprint that comes with 3G bands 1,8. If i change the OS for the bold 9930 for pioneer telephone, and i understand this company uses 850mhz which is band 5, my phone will be modified and band 5 will be available?
    No. The bands are part of the phone's hardware, and these cannot be changed by software.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-03-11 12:56 AM
  10. acrogenesis's Avatar
    All i know is that t-mobile 9900 won't work (3g only edge) in most parts of the world.
    10-03-11 02:54 AM
  11. tonyshep's Avatar
    I have an unlocked 9930 running on the ATT network. When I reboot the phone the default network selection sets itself to Automatic B and the Network Technology sets itself to Global. If I am in a 3G area I get full bars but none of my texts or bbm's go through. If I change the Network Technology to GSM, the Network Selection changes to Automatic and I am then presented with an option to change the Network Mode to 2G and I get a full EDGE signal and my texts and bbm's go through just fine.

    Anyone know how to get this working on the 3G signal? I would love the extra speed for the browser.
    10-03-11 11:04 AM
  12. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    You will not get 3G on that device on AT&T in the US.
    10-03-11 12:14 PM
  13. tonyshep's Avatar
    Then how come I get full 3G coverage on my phone? Not trying to bust your chop's but I get 3G coverage with full bars. Phone calls go through ok, but no texts or bbm's. Not sure I understand the technology. Can anyone explain in "non-techy" terms?
    10-03-11 12:48 PM
  14. 312's Avatar
    No. The bands are part of the phone's hardware, and these cannot be changed by software.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Can not be changed by publicly available software.*

    Then how come I get full 3G coverage on my phone? Not trying to bust your chop's but I get 3G coverage with full bars. Phone calls go through ok, but no texts or bbm's. Not sure I understand the technology. Can anyone explain in "non-techy" terms?
    Because your phone is in Global mode and the 3G signal is from Sprint's (or Verizon, whichever your phone's originally from) network.
    10-03-11 01:03 PM
  15. tonyshep's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer - it was purchased via Amazon but came from a third party vendor and was originally a Verizon phone. So am I to conclude that it was not unlocked correctly or that it will never get a 3G signal in the US, even if ATT begin to support the phone?
    10-03-11 01:07 PM
  16. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Can not be changed by publicly available software.*
    By 'software' I meant OS, in answer to Jorge's question...

    not 'illegal' software that doesn't work on OS7 devices anyway.*

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-03-11 04:12 PM
  17. 312's Avatar
    Cool, but I wasn't referring to any "illegal" software. (I don't even how software can be "illegal") I was making the point that the bands are NOT "part of the phone's hardware".
    10-03-11 04:16 PM
  18. Fnord's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer - it was purchased via Amazon but came from a third party vendor and was originally a Verizon phone. So am I to conclude that it was not unlocked correctly or that it will never get a 3G signal in the US, even if ATT begin to support the phone?
    If it is a Verizon phone (the 9930), it does not contain the 3G frequency used by AT&T. The only way it will get a 3G signal is on Verizon!

    You would need a 9900 (from Rogers, Bell, Telus, Virgin Can) to get 3G on AT&T.
    10-03-11 04:26 PM
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