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  1. ibcop's Avatar
    Then you shouldn't have any problems.
    08-16-11 01:36 PM
  2. adrian142's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am on holiday this week in London.

    I already had a BB Bold 9900 in my hands in a Vodafone shop in Oxford street.

    But as I am from abroad (only with a foreign Vodafone contract) I have some problems.

    I would like the "phone" only and was told a price of 450 . But my account from abroad is not "upgradeable"

    Would anyone here in the forum would be willing to help... or sell a Bold 9900

    Best regards,
    -Adrina
    08-16-11 01:41 PM
  3. ifarlow's Avatar
    Don't hijack threads.
    08-16-11 02:04 PM
  4. adrian142's Avatar
    was not my goal to hijack.
    thought by giving a unique title I would get another thread.
    sorry for that...
    08-16-11 03:22 PM
  5. ksison's Avatar
    also wondering about this... says they have 4 in stock? Has anyone done this?
    08-16-11 03:51 PM
  6. crigga84's Avatar
    So can I buy this from Amazon USA and it will work in the UK, the 9900 GSM?
    08-16-11 04:06 PM
  7. emirozmen's Avatar
    So can I buy this from Amazon USA and it will work in the UK, the 9900 GSM?
    That's what Im planning
    08-16-11 05:55 PM
  8. dcgore's Avatar
    Verizon is 9930 and is for CDMA networks, my country only has GSM networks. I need a 9900.
    Dude, the verizon 9930 is a world phone meaning that if it is unlocked you can use its GSM bands by poping in a sim card. The following GSM bands are supported:

    GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900.
    UMTS: 900, 2100

    Most european countries use the 2100 band for the 3G GSM service so like i said, i dont think you'll have to worry about getting 2G only or EDGE.
    emirozmen likes this.
    08-17-11 07:48 AM
  9. emirozmen's Avatar
    Didnt know that :O so if i go ahead and buy it from verizon will it work att for example? (gsm network)
    08-17-11 03:01 PM
  10. dcgore's Avatar
    Didnt know that :O so if i go ahead and buy it from verizon will it work att for example? (gsm network)
    It will kinda work but not fully. You see, at&t uses 1900 and 850 for its 3G bands and the verizon 9930 does not support these. This means one can only get EDGE. Verizon wants its phones to be used in their network only in the US so there's no chance we'll see a change in how they request their world phones.
    08-17-11 03:12 PM
  11. crigga84's Avatar
    That's what Im planning


    One more delay and I think I will do that.
    08-17-11 03:22 PM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    One more delay and I think I will do that.
    You should there are sellers with %98 positive feedback. I dont think att will be releasing it soon
    08-17-11 03:24 PM
  13. emirozmen's Avatar
    It will kinda work but not fully. You see, at&t uses 1900 and 850 for its 3G bands and the verizon 9930 does not support these. This means one can only get EDGE. Verizon wants its phones to be used in their network only in the US so there's no chance we'll see a change in how they request their world phones.
    Looks like 9900 is safer
    08-17-11 03:25 PM
  14. dcgore's Avatar
    Looks like 9900 is safer
    You do know not all 9900 are made equal right? Some support bands 1,2,5,6 and some others support bands 1,4,8.
    08-17-11 03:32 PM
  15. ifarlow's Avatar
    I have mentioned this already. I have also suggested that he check with the seller to ensure that the device he wants to buy is compatible. It seems that he doesn't want to hear it.
    08-17-11 03:36 PM
  16. emirozmen's Avatar
    I do notnknow my carriers frequencies. Thats the problem.
    08-17-11 03:41 PM
  17. dcgore's Avatar
    I do notnknow my carriers frequencies. Thats the problem.
    Look at the about screen in the settings on your bberry and then you'll know. Look for the bit that says 3G bands.
    08-17-11 03:44 PM
  18. emirozmen's Avatar
    1,2,5,6 it says
    08-17-11 03:47 PM
  19. dcgore's Avatar
    1,2,5,6 it says
    There you go! so a Rogers, Bell, Telus in Canada and i guess you'll have to wait for the at&t in the US when it comes out. No tmobile USA though.
    08-17-11 03:48 PM
  20. emirozmen's Avatar
    But my friend somehow made tmobile 9780 work with my carrier. How? Was it working only with 2g?
    08-17-11 03:52 PM
  21. habicht's Avatar
    The bold 9900, unbranded, unlocked, will work on every european carrier supporting BlackBerry Service. On these devices no bands are locked!

    Because of duty, waranty and tax reasons, it's more save to buy them in europe. Amazon.co.uk will sell 9900 end of month and deliver to most countries in EU! Often bought software/hardware from amazon uk without any problem!

    BlackBerry Bold 9900 Sim Free Smartphone - Black:Amazon:Electronics

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-17-11 03:52 PM
  22. dcgore's Avatar
    But my friend somehow made tmobile 9780 work with my carrier. How? Was it working only with 2g?
    probably, just 2G/EDGE or it was an european Tmobile phone not tmobile USA.
    08-17-11 03:54 PM
  23. emirozmen's Avatar
    The bold 9900, unbranded, unlocked, will work on every european carrier supporting BlackBerry Service. On these devices no bands are locked!

    Because of duty, waranty and tax reasons, it's more save to buy them in europe. Amazon.co.uk will sell 9900 end of month and deliver to most countries in EU! Often bought software/hardware from amazon uk without any problem!

    BlackBerry Bold 9900 Sim Free Smartphone - Black:Amazon:Electronics

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    What about this one?
    Amazon.com: Blackberry Bold 9900 Unlocked: Cell Phones & Accessories
    08-17-11 05:10 PM
  24. emirozmen's Avatar
    probably, just 2G/EDGE or it was an european Tmobile phone not tmobile USA.
    Nope its usa. And i checked now it is on 3G. Weird eh?
    08-17-11 05:11 PM
  25. habicht's Avatar
    Carries need some time for branding and locking phones. because of this, first devices available are most often unlocked and have no branding (software)! If you buy an unlocked 9900 without software branding (startscreen doesnt show at&t, rogers, etc.) you are save and can use it on any gsm carrier.

    To make it more clear:

    Unlocked and unbranded 9900 works on every GSM provider (all european carriers are gsm)
    Unlocked and branded 9900 will work in most cases, but you may not be able to use all bands
    Locked and branded 9900 will work for only one carrier
    9930 will also work, but only on lower bands with smaller bandwith!

    Blackberries are easy to unlock, but hard to unbrand!

    GSM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by habicht; 08-17-11 at 06:04 PM.
    08-17-11 06:00 PM
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