1. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    Just an easy question... I have not done a search but I am sure someone can answer this in a second flat. I am on a friends garbage PC and the search function does not work.

    Is the bold 9780 (or the one sold by sprint) a world (GSM) phone that takes a sim card?

    Moving to Norway and need to get a Torch for myself (hopefully the T2 comes out before Aug 12th) and a bold or curve for my wife.

    I know the curves dont have sim cards but was told the bold might.

    Anyone can help answer this?

    Thanks
    07-30-11 09:14 PM
  2. californiablackberry's Avatar
    Sprint sells the Bold 9650, and it is a world phone.
    But yes, the Bold 9780 is GSM. Therefor, it has a SIM card slot.
    07-30-11 09:19 PM
  3. diegonei's Avatar
    Just an easy question... I have not done a search but I am sure someone can answer this in a second flat. I am on a friends garbage PC and the search function does not work.

    Is the bold 9780 (or the one sold by sprint) a world (GSM) phone that takes a sim card?

    Moving to Norway and need to get a Torch for myself (hopefully the T2 comes out before Aug 12th) and a bold or curve for my wife.

    I know the curves dont have sim cards but was told the bold might.

    Anyone can help answer this?

    Thanks
    If you mean the xx30 Curves, then you're right, they don't. 8520s and 9300s do have SIM card slots.
    07-30-11 10:52 PM
  4. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    If you mean the xx30 Curves, then you're right, they don't. 8520s and 9300s do have SIM card slots.
    There is a curve 9300? Is that the 3G one that I see some carriers have? or is it only called 9300?
    07-31-11 01:27 AM
  5. californiablackberry's Avatar
    There is a curve 9300? Is that the 3G one that I see some carriers have? or is it only called 9300?
    Yes, the Curve 9300 is the Curve 3G.
    07-31-11 01:40 AM
  6. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    Yes, it can be unlocked and used with a GSM carrier...

    the 9700 / 9780 / 9800 / 9900 are all Blackberry devices that can be unlocked online and used with GSM SIM cards from any GSM carrier all over the world.
    07-31-11 09:11 AM
  7. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    thanks. Good to know
    07-31-11 01:07 PM
  8. Solidus433's Avatar
    BUT, you need to pay attention to what carrier you will be using after you move, and what device you get. Depending on the bands you might or might not get 3G speeds, only EDGE. Example...an unlocked T-Mobile BB will only get EDGE on AT&T(I used this example because its a common swap), because of frequency bands.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-31-11 11:16 PM
  9. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    I am moving to Norway. The only carrier to have BB's are Trigcom and Netcom. I believe Netcom and Trigcom merged in June...

    I am emailing them tomorrow to get conformation of what BB's they would support if I show up there with them.
    08-01-11 12:07 AM
  10. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    Ok,

    I am actually getting all confused now.
    Should I get a Bold 9650 from Sprint, or a 9780 instead? I am moving to Norway and all the numbers are confusing and just turning into one big number blob that mean nothing to me anymore.

    Trigcom in Norway sells the 9000, the 9700 and the 9780 so I can only assume that if I buy a 9780 here in North America before the end of this week I can use it in Norway? (I dont know what the 9780 or similar models have for frequency ranges and stuff like that). I dont know if it has sim card slot, although I think someone above said it does?

    I am so confused.. I just need a bold that I can buy in USA and take to Norway , get it unlocked and then use it there on the carrier there....

    Please some one clear things up for me.

    Thanks
    08-09-11 11:57 PM
  11. californiablackberry's Avatar
    Ok,

    I am actually getting all confused now.
    Should I get a Bold 9650 from Sprint, or a 9780 instead? I am moving to Norway and all the numbers are confusing and just turning into one big number blob that mean nothing to me anymore.

    Trigcom in Norway sells the 9000, the 9700 and the 9780 so I can only assume that if I buy a 9780 here in North America before the end of this week I can use it in Norway? (I dont know what the 9780 or similar models have for frequency ranges and stuff like that). I dont know if it has sim card slot, although I think someone above said it does?

    I am so confused.. I just need a bold that I can buy in USA and take to Norway , get it unlocked and then use it there on the carrier there....

    Please some one clear things up for me.

    Thanks
    Just purchase a Bold 9780, and take it to Norway with you.
    It's GSM. You're fine. Make sure it IS unlocked prior to getting on that plane to Norway.
    08-10-11 12:05 AM
  12. xRuhRohx's Avatar
    All BlackBerrys are capable of GSM.
    Meaning that Sprint and Verizon BlackBerrys just need to be
    unlocked and you can put your SIM in them.
    Then you just need some service books to get data working correctly.
    08-12-11 05:13 PM
  13. diegonei's Avatar
    All BlackBerrys are capable of GSM.
    Meaning that Sprint and Verizon BlackBerrys just need to be
    unlocked and you can put your SIM in them.
    Then you just need some service books to get data working correctly.
    That is not true.
    08-12-11 06:49 PM
  14. Culex316's Avatar
    Just purchase a Bold 9780, and take it to Norway with you.
    It's GSM. You're fine. Make sure it IS unlocked prior to getting on that plane to Norway.
    Or purchase a Bold 9650 if you want to be able to enjoy OpenGL games on your Blackberry. (still has the necessary 3G bands for Norway, would work just as fine as a 9780)
    08-12-11 09:10 PM
  15. Chaotic_Cannon's Avatar
    Just purchase a Bold 9780, and take it to Norway with you.
    It's GSM. You're fine. Make sure it IS unlocked prior to getting on that plane to Norway.
    so what carrier sells the 9780? I have looked in att and sprint and even a verizon store and neither had any
    08-12-11 11:01 PM
  16. californiablackberry's Avatar
    so what carrier sells the 9780? I have looked in att and sprint and even a verizon store and neither had any
    T-Mobile.
    BlackBerry Bold 9780 - Black
    08-12-11 11:26 PM
  17. diegonei's Avatar
    Which brings us to the frequency issue again. What frequencies does the Tmo 9780 use for 3G and which are supported by the carrier you're moving to?

    If they don't match, you'll be stuck on EDGE.
    08-12-11 11:55 PM
  18. Culex316's Avatar
    Which brings us to the frequency issue again. What frequencies does the Tmo 9780 use for 3G and which are supported by the carrier you're moving to?

    If they don't match, you'll be stuck on EDGE.
    All UMTS Blackberries support the European/Asian 2100Mhz Frequency which Norway uses. (9700, 9780, even the 9650)
    08-13-11 12:17 AM
  19. costco1's Avatar
    Europe will be most likely 2100 and Tmo device will be fine. Telstra in AU requires 850 for 3G I believe which means ATT/RGS/Telus/Bell blackberries.
    08-19-11 10:20 PM
  20. xRuhRohx's Avatar
    That is not true.
    Which one is not GSM capable?
    08-27-11 09:57 PM
  21. diegonei's Avatar
    Which one is not GSM capable?
    I'm not going to provide a list, but to name a few, the 8530, 9330 and 8350i (iDEN - Sprint/Nextel).

    Not all CDMA device is a world phone.
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    08-27-11 10:17 PM
  22. costco1's Avatar
    information above is correct. There is slim chance someone who isn't familiar with CDMA could end up with incompatible unit although recent released have been mostly world phone
    08-28-11 11:03 PM
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