1. mhw100's Avatar
    I recently picked up a T-mobile 9780 to compliment my Rogers 9700. Both are running on the Rogers network.

    I'm usually around a wifi so the data speeds for browsing don't appear to be an impediment seeing how I don't need 3G speeds that the 9780 lacks being a T-mobile device. I also undersand from another thread that the 3G 9700 may deliver better voice quality but I can't really notice a difference thus far. Both signals seem about the same as well.

    On the other side I don't have a ton of apps so the 9700 has about 60mb free and I don't see the spinning clock very often.

    Frankly I don't see a huge difference between the 2 devices but I'm trying to decide which one to sell. Any help would be appreciated as I'm not sure which daily driver would be better.
    08-06-11 12:34 AM
  2. beto0216's Avatar
    i have 3G on my 9780 from tmobile 0.o well i went with the 9780 for the camera! lol love taking pictures!
    08-06-11 12:44 AM
  3. mhw100's Avatar
    i have 3G on my 9780 from tmobile 0.o well i went with the 9780 for the camera! lol love taking pictures!
    I didn't think a T-mobile branded 9780 had 3G capablities. Why won't it work on the Rogers network then which has 3G.
    08-06-11 12:57 AM
  4. beto0216's Avatar
    hmmm well did you check settings? (i know simple) if you go to your mobile network settings you get to pick either 3G & 2G OR 2G hmmm so you have it unlocked then? maybe thats why im not too sure though.
    08-06-11 01:15 AM
  5. Capitan Totti's Avatar
    It does have 3G but the bands are different.

    Well strictly between the two phones, the 9780 is an upgrade of the 9700 so it will be better of course.
    08-06-11 01:18 AM
  6. beto0216's Avatar
    hmmm well i have no idea why it doesnt connect to 3G did you try to contact ROGERS SUPPORT?
    08-06-11 01:25 AM
  7. Capitan Totti's Avatar
    .... and 3G has nothing to do with voice quality whatsoever.
    Exactly. And dude, I just answered why it doesn't have 3G. Rogers and T-Mobile use different bands, as in frequencies. You won't ever be able to get 3G on Rogers with a T-Mobile 3G phone, unless its a penta-band one.
    08-06-11 01:30 AM
  8. mhw100's Avatar
    Exactly. And dude, I just answered why it doesn't have 3G. Rogers and T-Mobile use different bands, as in frequencies. You won't ever be able to get 3G on Rogers with a T-Mobile 3G phone, unless its a penta-band one.
    So if call quality or signal strength aren't an issue and I'm not using large amounts of data because I'm using wifi predominantly, then this would suggest that the 9780 would be a better choice. Does this logic make sense?
    08-06-11 01:34 AM
  9. satanberry's Avatar
    Same reason why I'm using a Verizon 9650 on Rogers. I only get EDGE but the only thing that it affects is browsing speed so I just turn on wifi if I'm downloading files or streaming videos. Otherwise I can't really tell the difference. I prefer the slightly larger form of the 9650 over the 9700/9780 and the 512 mb of RAM is pretty sweet.

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    08-06-11 11:05 AM
  10. mhw100's Avatar
    Ok. I picked up the 9780 for $100 because the screen is scratched and wasn't sure if it was worth putting another $90 into an LCD. I think I might if I can resell it later for my cost.

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    08-06-11 11:52 AM
  11. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    9700 and 9780 are pretty much the same. If one does not have many apps installed I don't see why the 9700 wouldn't fit them. I mean, in my (not so) humble opinion, 9700's camera is okay.
    08-07-11 08:21 AM
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