1. c4rt00nb0y's Avatar
    Hey Guys!

    I'm giving RIM one more chance to prove their worthiness to me but have vowed NOT to pay full price for 9900 - without a decent appstore/frontfacingcamera/8mp camera/etc. I'm buying an Tmobile UNLOCKED to use on AT&T.

    So I found a few craigslist ads recently for the 9900 from Tmobile Unlocked at $120-150, ofc this is a steal and am sure it's a result from Tmobile's 1-day-sale where they allowed people to upgrade to it at $99. I'm going to hopefully see them this weekend to make sure they're not scams and etc.

    What I want to know is, has anyone done this yet? and is there anyone who knows of noteable problems with unlocked 9900s? Will I need to change my current plan? I am locked into AT&T's unlimited 3G data plan with a BB 9800 and 1400(ish) minutes family plan.

    Im super eager to get my hands on one and do not care for 4G really as 3G has sufficed me plenty and I hear 4G KILLS your battery up like crazy, and ALREADY 9900 has horrible battery reviews.

    About Me: I'm a heavy user of my Torch 9800 and go through TWO a day. I tweet/twitpic/text/email/browseinternet obsessively - I'm a social director for a site & a student, so I'm sort of forced to. Planning on buying an extra 9900 battery.

    Basically, if RIM doesn't improve soon, I'm going to be forced to get the iPhone X(whichever is the newest one out). Parents say, 'Enough with your crappy phones, just get the iPhone again!' - I've had 5 iphones in the past, lost/broke them all (all pre-ip4), but have been in & out of AT&T stores getting my Blackberry phones many times as well. Went from iphones->9000(broke 3 times)->iphone->9800(broke 4 times), last straw will be the 9900. If RIM comes out with revised blackberry with physical keyboard + touch + frontfacing + android app capability + 8MP camera (this seems to be the norm w/all the rumors and speculations of iphone5), during my 9900 time period, I will gladly upgrade. From what I am hearing though... The next BB will be QNX and it'll be full touch which is a total BS, but we will see.


    IM TIRED OF PEOPLE (iPhone Users) SAYING, 'Dude... you still use blackberries? Aren't they like outdated nowadays?'


    Once iPhone gets their BBM equivalent, I may just... venture off. We will see. I just want Bberry to matchup to their competitors. It's really disheartening as I'm such a loyal Blackberry-stan, but when it affects my public image... that urgs me. (PR Major jfyi)
    Last edited by c4rt00nb0y; 09-28-11 at 07:34 PM.
    09-28-11 07:26 PM
  2. AbstraKt's Avatar
    Unlock the phone, pop in your SIM card and prepare for EDGE speed and lower.

    RE iPhone: Once I get a phone with that platform that I can actually physically press keys, I will consider. Until then, I'll continue to live in the past.
    09-28-11 07:41 PM
  3. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    You will only be able to get 2G on At&t with the Tmobile 9900..
    09-28-11 07:55 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar

    What I want to know is, has anyone done this yet? and is there anyone who knows of noteable problems with unlocked 9900s? Will I need to change my current plan? I am locked into AT&T's unlimited 3G data plan with a BB 9800 and 1400(ish) minutes family plan.
    You will not get 3G on AT&T with any T-Mobile branded device. They use different frequencies for 3G. You will only be capable of getting 2G (EDGE). Data will be slow, unless connected to WiFi, and simultaneous use of voice/data will not be possible unless using WiFi.
    09-28-11 07:56 PM
  5. c4rt00nb0y's Avatar
    You will only be able to get 2G on At&t with the Tmobile 9900..
    Wait... Is there anyway to fix this issue? I didn't know THAT. :|

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-28-11 07:59 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Wait... Is there anyway to fix this issue? I didn't know THAT. :|

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    There is no "fix". The firmware is different and cannot be modified.

    You could get a device branded to Rogers, Bell, or Telus, unlock it and get 3G on AT&T.
    09-28-11 08:01 PM
  7. c4rt00nb0y's Avatar
    You will not get 3G on AT&T with any T-Mobile branded device. They use different frequencies for 3G. You will only be capable of getting 2G (EDGE). Data will be slow, unless connected to WiFi, and simultaneous use of voice/data will not be possible unless using WiFi.
    Ugh- shoot me now.

    Mods, feel free to delete the post. I will NOT be pursuing this venture. Considering the iPhone... Gross.
    Thank you all for the help!!!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-28-11 08:04 PM
  8. c4rt00nb0y's Avatar
    There is no "fix". The firmware is different and cannot be modified.

    You could get a device branded to Rogers, Bell, or Telus, unlock it and get 3G on AT&T.
    I have NOT seen any Rogers/Telus/Bell phones in the Los Angeles Craigslist... I am considering maybe looking on Canada's ccraigslist to see if they are willing to ship it off to the US, but I won't know if it's a scam or not. :/

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-28-11 08:09 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have NOT seen any Rogers/Telus/Bell phones in the Los Angeles Craigslist... I am considering maybe looking on Canada's ccraigslist to see if they are willing to ship it off to the US, but I won't know if it's a scam or not. :/

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    You can also check the Marketplace forum.
    09-28-11 08:38 PM
  10. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Agreed with Lak611. Better to buy someone with good feedback.
    09-28-11 08:49 PM
  11. Czar_of_Berry's Avatar
    Deuche

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    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-28-11 09:02 PM
  12. ahkeen's Avatar
    just get a 9930 from sprint or vzn and unlock to use on ur att.

    there is a thread on here that someone tried it and it work u get 3G on TMO or Att
    09-29-11 09:54 AM
  13. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    If you buy one from VZW or Sprint it will not work on 3G....Only edge! Not sure why some think this is possible....I have a unlocked VZW 9930 as well as one of my coworkers. Only service available is edge and lower. There is a process as well for getting the service books loaded onto a 9930 see at the top of the forums for this advice!
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    09-29-11 11:24 AM
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