1. sqa4life's Avatar
    I've had my 9700 for so long and it still works fine. But I want to upgrade. I am with AT&T. My friend has a 9930 from verizon, he unlocked his phone and cancelled his line. If I buy his phone, will it works and has all the features as an att 9900?


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    12-16-11 06:33 PM
  2. palomartian's Avatar
    Yes, and you get 30 more. J/K, it will only do 2g.
    12-16-11 06:40 PM
  3. Charade's Avatar
    9930 is a CDMA phone and the 9900 is a GSM phone. You have to have the right network for each phone.
    12-16-11 06:43 PM
  4. mssca's Avatar
    Yes they are the same except the radio chip is different. 9900 is GSM and 9930 is CDMA and has GSM band on it for roaming. Also I think Bold 9900 is certified for 3.5 G speeds while 9930 is only for 3 G? I am not sure on that.

    If you have a choice in which network you can buy, I would go with the GSM one with Bold 9900 because it seems like there is a large user pool for 9900 compared to 9930. That's why even most leaks are for Bold 9900.
    12-16-11 06:45 PM
  5. sqa4life's Avatar
    Thanks everyone.
    I've found a really good deal on a 9900 for AT&T. Will pick it up tomorrow and maybe I'll turn in my 9700 to RIM for $100 :-)

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    12-17-11 11:54 PM
  6. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    The Blackberry 9930 and the Blackberry 9900 are the same Blackberry Bold 99XX.

    But, the Blackberry bold 9900 is a GSM phone and it supports GSM use without any CDMA hardware.
    The Blackberry Bold 9930 is a CDMA version but it's included with GSM radio and a SIM slot for GSM sim cards so it can be unlocked.

    IF you unlock a Blackberry Bold 9930 Verizon device then also set it to GSM use and edit the phone number (dial ##000000) to the one you are using with your At&t sim card.
    Because of the bands and the radio differences, with a Verizon unlocked Blakberru Bold 9930, by using At&t sim card you will only get 2G connection.
    12-18-11 03:09 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    It doesn't seem worth the struggle trying to get a phone to work on a network that it is not designed to. If you want to stay with AT&T, get the 9900. I have had mine since November 10th with no issues on the stock OS. Full device functionality trumps all the hassle.
    12-18-11 10:49 AM