1. UnInvited's Avatar
    Hi All,
    i am about to buy a 9930 unlocked from eBay, however i just would like to conform if its will work in my country (Qatar) or not !! here we have two Carrier : Q-Tel and Qatar Vodafone they work on 2G/EDGE and 3G.

    because here they are only selling the 9900 and i am afraid that if i buy the 9930 dose not work
    09-01-11 04:48 AM
  2. FreeMyBerry's Avatar
    Why would you want to buy a 9930? That is the same as the 9900 exactly but is designed to work with CDMA Networks!

    Did you even read this thread which is right at the first few threads in this forum? = http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...9930-a-628629/
    09-01-11 04:50 AM
  3. UnInvited's Avatar
    coz i win the 9930 bid of USD 400 which is cheaper than 9900

    so i just want to conform if it will work on my country
    09-01-11 04:46 PM
  4. PagerRocka's Avatar
    Im also considering getting the 9930 over the 9000 as ill be buying online and theres a big price difference between the 2. $170USD on one site
    09-01-11 05:05 PM
  5. UnInvited's Avatar
    any update ?
    09-02-11 08:17 AM
  6. Fnord's Avatar
    You have to find out what 3G frequecies the Qata carrier's run on. The 9900 is a tri-band GSM phone while the 9930 is only dual-band.

    This mostly effects carriers in the US, but the only way to be sure is to know the frequencies...
    09-02-11 09:00 AM
  7. Stides's Avatar
    The 9930 is a world device so if it is placed in global mode in the network settings it can run on both CDMA and GSM networks. In the U.S. on GSM it only runs on edge networks and not 3G. Verizon and Sprint want it this way so you can put it on AT&T or T-Mobile but you don't get the fastest speed. However, in Europe and the rest of the world it supports the major 3G bands so it should not be a problem for you.

    You just need to check the specs of the 9930 on RIM's website and see if your carrier support those GSM bands. Here is the spec sheet:


    See Page 2. Ask the carrier you want to put it on if they utilize those bands. My understanding is they are pretty commonly used frequencies.
    09-02-11 09:02 AM
  8. julabi's Avatar
    I have purchased a Verizon Bold 9930 while I am using it in Greece with Cosmote. A few days after using it, I have realized that I need to use RIM's software version for Cosmote as Greek is not supported in current version and there are no options for "call forward".

    However the suggested RIM's software for Cosmote in Greece on their site is for the 9900 and not the 9930. How do I find out if the same software can be applied to the 9930 ?

    If no, are there other solutions for Call forward options & adding languages ?
    09-05-11 12:09 PM
  9. rstrathman's Avatar
    i cant call forward either to voicemail. i just want my calls to go directly to vm without the phone even ringing.
    09-28-11 06:47 PM
  10. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    i cant call forward either to voicemail. i just want my calls to go directly to vm without the phone even ringing.
    I'm not sure if I'm answering your question or not, bout my gsm torch was able to call forward without ever ringing, it was a software thing, while no other blackberry os 6 or 7 device was able to do this (CDMA phones).
    09-28-11 07:59 PM