1. dmb7sg15's Avatar
    If I buy an unlocked Bold, or 8900, and use a Verizon sim card, will it work?
    07-03-09 04:18 PM
  2. LordRasta's Avatar
    Verizon uses the CDMA network so I don't see how it can work. But the wife tells me I'm wrong all the time.
    07-03-09 04:25 PM
  3. rewd's Avatar
    Nope. Bold is Gsm. Verizon is cdma.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-03-09 04:26 PM
  4. cablaza's Avatar
    No, it is not possible. It is a device to be used on AT&T's GSM network, and not Verizon's CDMA network.
    07-03-09 04:26 PM
  5. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    I don't think you dude get the full question. He's asking if you use a VZW Sim card will it work in a GSM BB. It might but only if roaming IDK
    07-03-09 04:29 PM
  6. Username00089's Avatar
    I don't think you dude get the full question. He's asking if you use a VZW Sim card will it work in a GSM BB. It might but only if roaming IDK
    Dude thinks Verizon uses SIM cards. They don't.
    07-03-09 04:31 PM
  7. dmb7sg15's Avatar
    No, it is not possible. It is a device to be used on AT&T's GSM network, and not Verizon's CDMA network.
    Yeah this is what I ran into everywhere else I looked..
    07-03-09 04:32 PM
  8. LordRasta's Avatar
    Actually the Storm does have a SIM card. My buddy said he can take it out and the phone still works fine.
    07-03-09 04:35 PM
  9. Username00089's Avatar
    Actually the Storm does have a SIM card. My buddy said he can take it out and the phone still works fine.
    The Storm has a sim card slot. There aren't any Verizon sim cards though.
    07-03-09 04:40 PM
  10. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Dude thinks Verizon uses SIM cards. They don't.
    So what's that lil thing that comes in the Simcard slot of the Storm and Tour? Could it be a Simcard for Global roaming?!! My God
    07-03-09 04:42 PM
  11. Username00089's Avatar
    So what's that lil thing that comes in the Simcard slot of the Storm and Tour? Could it be a Simcard for Global roaming?!! My God
    Once again, the Verizon network doesn't use sim cards or GSM. If you don't
    want to understand that then believe what you'd like to believe.

    Tell the OP to take that "global roaming" VZW sim card and put in the Bold
    and see if it works.
    07-03-09 04:44 PM
  12. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    That's the question the OP is asking. Will the global roaming Simcard work in a Bold. Jesus.
    07-03-09 04:55 PM
  13. Username00089's Avatar
    That's the question the OP is asking. Will the global roaming Simcard work in a Bold. Jesus.
    Read the OP again.
    07-03-09 04:55 PM
  14. avt123's Avatar
    That's the question the OP is asking. Will the global roaming Simcard work in a Bold. Jesus.
    No. It wont. The Verizon SIM card only works over seas. The Storm/Tour do not have access to NA 3G frequencies, only EDGE.

    So putting the Verizon SIM in will do nothing for the Bold/8900. You are trying to access a CDMA network and SIM cards can not do that. The Bold/8900 doesn't even have CDMA capabilities. Strictly GSM.

    Even if you have data roaming on the Tour/Storm, which are both world phones, they wont try to access GSM edge networks (in NA), only other CDMA. And if for some reason (which it wont) the SIM did work in the Bold, Verizon doesn't have roaming agreements with AT&T and T-Mobile (to my knowledge) so you would be screwed.

    And the OP didn't ask about global roaming. They asked if the Bold/8900 will work with a Verizon SIM.
    Last edited by avt123; 07-03-09 at 05:07 PM.
    07-03-09 05:04 PM
  15. mike42's Avatar
    orrrr just get a Tour :P
    07-03-09 05:12 PM
  16. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Read the OP again.
    I did. The VZW sim is only for global roaming thats the only simcard available from VZW correct? So will it work in a GSM BB. Yes or no.
    07-03-09 05:30 PM
  17. Username00089's Avatar

    And the OP didn't ask about global roaming.
    I did. The VZW sim is only for global roaming thats the only simcard available from VZW correct? So will it work in a GSM BB. Yes or no.
    Quote above.
    07-03-09 05:31 PM
  18. fabuloso's Avatar
    Bold will not work on VZW. PERIOD!

    this thread should be locked and thrown out.
    07-03-09 05:32 PM
  19. avt123's Avatar
    Bold will not work on VZW. PERIOD!

    this thread should be locked and thrown out.
    Hey I finally agree with you!
    07-03-09 05:34 PM
  20. laollis's Avatar
    RIM compares the Tour to be like the Bold. So..get the Tour!
    07-03-09 05:40 PM
  21. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    He didn't have to. There's only one VZW simcard the global one so the question (too me) wasn't if the Bold can run on a CDMA network (we all will agree it's not possible) but if the VZW sim will work...
    07-03-09 05:42 PM
  22. Xpimp's Avatar
    I did. The VZW sim is only for global roaming thats the only simcard available from VZW correct? So will it work in a GSM BB. Yes or no.
    No Not with any North American GSM carrier period. I also believe it will only work in VZW approved world phones that you can use overseas.
    07-03-09 06:09 PM
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