11-08-11 08:39 PM
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  1. emirozmen's Avatar
    I am buying a 9900 from Vodafone UK and wanted to know the 3g bands that is written in the about screen. What is Vodafone UK's 3G bands? (1,2,5,6) or (1,3,4)?
    Thanks.
    08-24-11 09:26 AM
  2. Tomo1971's Avatar
    From a voda uk handset, 1,4,8.

    Steve
    08-24-11 10:10 AM
  3. Phill_UK's Avatar
    From a voda uk handset, 1,4,8.

    Steve
    That's a change from Voda

    They've always used bands 1, 2, 5 & 6 in the past. Bands 1, 4 & 8 are usually only used on T-Mobile USA and other AWS carrier devices.

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    08-24-11 10:16 AM
  4. Coffee Addict's Avatar
    Does this mean, if this phone is unlocked and used on O2 or t-mobile uk, 3G does not work?

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    08-24-11 10:35 AM
  5. emirozmen's Avatar
    From a voda uk handset, 1,4,8.

    Steve
    Really? it was 1,2,5,6 before?
    08-24-11 11:16 AM
  6. bigbamboo's Avatar
    From a voda uk handset, 1,4,8.

    Steve
    Yup, the same here...
    08-24-11 11:35 AM
  7. emirozmen's Avatar
    Yup, the same here...
    You mean its 1,4,8?
    08-24-11 11:44 AM
  8. emirozmen's Avatar
    In Vodafone UK page it says that it supports these networks (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Dualband/Triband/Quadband. UMTS HSDPA 850/1900/2100). As far as I know these are 1,2,5,6. I mean these are identical to Rogers 9900 and early At&t Blackberry's. Aren't they?
    08-24-11 12:00 PM
  9. bigbamboo's Avatar
    You mean its 1,4,8?
    Yes, I do: 1, 4, 8.
    08-24-11 12:01 PM
  10. emirozmen's Avatar
    Yes, I do: 1, 4, 8.
    How can it be 1,4,8 and support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Dualband/Triband/Quadband, UMTS HSDPA 850/1900/2100?
    08-24-11 12:09 PM
  11. redone13's Avatar
    Yep. I just had my guys in the UK send me a 9900 from Vodafone. It will only do EDGE on AT&T, not 3G or H+. It is definitely 1,4,8 and not 1,2,5,6. Guess it looks like I need to get one from Rogers.

    Why is AT&T taking so long? Ugh...
    08-24-11 12:15 PM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    What is At&t's frequencies?
    08-24-11 12:26 PM
  13. redone13's Avatar
    What is At&t's frequencies?
    ATT 3G (and HSPA+) are bands 2 and 5

    Band 2 = 1900 (1850-1910 MHz)
    Band 5 = 850 (824-849 MHz)
    08-24-11 12:40 PM
  14. emirozmen's Avatar
    ATT 3G (and HSPA+) are bands 2 and 5

    Band 2 = 1900 (1850-1910 MHz)
    Band 5 = 850 (824-849 MHz)
    What is "2100" ?
    08-24-11 12:41 PM
  15. Phill_UK's Avatar
    What is "2100" ?
    2100Mhz is Band 1, the 3G frequency Voda and other UK networks use.

    I believe Voda are future-proofing their 9900's by including Band 8 (900Mhz) which has been opened up by OFCOM for additional 3G bandwidth in the UK.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-24-11 12:49 PM
  16. emirozmen's Avatar
    2100Mhz is Band 1, the 3G frequency Voda and other UK networks use.

    I believe Voda are future-proofing their 9900's by including Band 8 (900Mhz) which has been opened up by OFCOM for additional 3G bandwidth in the UK.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Is it okay if it supports only one of these 1,4,8? Because my country uses 2100 as 3g frequency
    08-24-11 12:51 PM
  17. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Is it okay if it supports only one of these 1,4,8? Because my country uses 2100 as 3g frequency
    Yeah, you'll be fine. I just said that 2100Mhz is Band 1, so you will get 3G in your country.

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    08-24-11 01:03 PM
  18. Coffee Addict's Avatar
    Thanks for the info Phill_UK. Very helpful and sspot on regarding future proofing.

    Was worried for a moment if these bands won't work in India, as I'm planning to relocate in few months. But they use 2100 Mhz for 3G as well.

    Looks like some networks in North America and few countries in south america don't support these bands. I may be wrong though. This link might be helpful. GSM World Coverage Map- GSM Country List by frequency bands

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    08-24-11 02:26 PM
  19. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    I heard Vodafone UK is getting ready for 4G.
    08-24-11 04:54 PM
  20. bigbamboo's Avatar
    Looks like some networks in North America and few countries in south america don't support these bands. I may be wrong though.
    Sorry if this is a dim question, but will my UK Voda 9900 work everywhere in the States?
    08-24-11 05:20 PM
  21. Coffee Addict's Avatar
    The phone will work, just that it won't be able to utilise 3G on some networks. Instead it will use EDGE.
    For ex, 3G won't work on AT&T, but will do on T-mobile.

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    08-24-11 05:40 PM
  22. Tomo1971's Avatar
    2100Mhz is Band 1, the 3G frequency Voda and other UK networks use.

    I believe Voda are future-proofing their 9900's by including Band 8 (900Mhz) which has been opened up by OFCOM for additional 3G bandwidth in the UK.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    They want to, but ofcom have said they can't.... Yet.

    Wideband 900 can possibly interfere with GSM-R and as Vodas allocated frequency is close to GSM-R it's a non starter for now.

    On the other hand, O2 are rolling out 900 umts, in abundance as their allocated frequency is slightly further away from GSM-R.

    Voda and 4g? Sort of. They are doing a refresh of their whole network and the kit that's going in, is, I believe capable of 4g but probably won't be activated until they have licences and sufficient sites to make it noticeable.
    08-24-11 06:16 PM
  23. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    If you want a 9900 to work with 3G buy a Rogers branded Blackberry bold 9900 and unlock it..
    the Vodafone 9900 will work on 2G (EGDE) only if unlocked for T-mobile / At&t...
    08-24-11 09:13 PM
  24. Dafunkhead's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    not to hijack this thread, but I bought a 9900 sim free in the UK from amazon and have not been able to get 3G on my tmobile UK service plan...

    I have the the OS7 .296 with 1,4,8 3G.

    Will a different OS have a suitable 3G for tmobile UK? I am trying to find a solution to get 3G on my phone...
    08-29-11 02:04 PM
  25. HofstraJet's Avatar
    My friend has a Vodafone 9900 which shows "3G bands 1,4,8" on the about screen. I am assuming that since it doesn't say 4G, it won't do 4G on TMO in the US even though my TMO US 9900 says "3G/4G Bands 1,4,8". Is that correct?

    Thanks!
    11-08-11 07:09 PM
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