1. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    Does the phone go to 2G if 4G and 3G aren't available for T-Mobile?
    07-25-11 11:23 AM
  2. Spawn12's Avatar
    Yes it will if you have 2g and 3g enabled on your device...but if you havent got a good 3G signal then the phone should switch over to 2G instead and vice versa.

    Secondly the 9900/9930 are not 4G enabled as far as i know and have read unless they add the 4G radio before it goes to mass production.
    07-25-11 11:31 AM
  3. grahamf's Avatar
    Unless you unlocked the phone and put it on T-Mobile. if you got it from AT&T or the Canadian incumbents it will have an incompatible 3G radio.
    07-25-11 11:39 AM
  4. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    T-Mobile USA officially announced that they are getting the phone and that they will be advertising the 9900 as their first 4G Blackberry (HSPA+ is the '4G' they are talking about).

    They did all of this back in May via the official T-Mobile USA Facebook page: Blackberry Bold 9900 - Our first 4G Blackberry | Facebook
    07-25-11 11:46 AM
  5. ADGrant's Avatar
    Unless you unlocked the phone and put it on T-Mobile. if you got it from AT&T or the Canadian incumbents it will have an incompatible 3G radio.
    3G will never be available, therefore it will be always in 2G mode.
    07-25-11 11:48 AM
  6. bulls2213's Avatar
    T-Mobile USA officially announced that they are getting the phone and that they will be advertising the 9900 as their first 4G Blackberry (HSPA+ is the '4G' they are talking about).

    They did all of this back in May via the official T-Mobile USA Facebook page: Blackberry Bold 9900 - Our first 4G Blackberry | Facebook
    Yup. Definitely 4G.

    In one of the 'I got my 9900' threads over the weekend (forget who it was) he posted a picture of a T-Mobile branded 9900 with '4G' labeled in the upper right corner. He said when 4G/3G isn't available it switches to EDGE.
    07-25-11 12:15 PM
  7. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    ^^ Exactly.
    07-25-11 12:23 PM
  8. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Yup. Definitely 4G.

    In one of the 'I got my 9900' threads over the weekend (forget who it was) he posted a picture of a T-Mobile branded 9900 with '4G' labeled in the upper right corner. He said when 4G/3G isn't available it switches to EDGE.
    So in the real world then... when 3.5G/3G isn't available it drops to 2.5G/2G

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-25-11 12:25 PM
  9. BlackberryFan2009's Avatar
    Thanks, Philip.
    07-25-11 12:51 PM
  10. bulls2213's Avatar
    So in the real world then... when 3.5G/3G isn't available it drops to 2.5G/2G

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    However you want to look at it.
    07-26-11 04:42 PM
  11. ignites's Avatar
    things may change... if that at&t - tmobile merger ever happens.
    07-26-11 08:52 PM
  12. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    things may change... if that at&t - tmobile merger ever happens.
    From what I've read that's still a pretty big if.
    07-26-11 08:54 PM
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