1. gareth3685's Avatar

    I've recently returned home to the UK from a trip to the US where I picked up a Classic.

    I'm having reception issues, at home where my 9900 gets almost full 3G service my Classic is not getting any 3G in the same location (same network - O2).

    I've posted in the ask a question area and someone suggested changing my radio but before I try and do that I want to verify I have the correct version of Classic to use here in the UK with O2. I've done some research but dont seem to be able to confirm which bands my version of Classic supports.

    I have the SQC100-4 but I notice that the Classics being sold in the UK are the SQC100-1.

    Could this be a reason for my lack of 3G reception where my 9900 has no problems, when I change location my Classic gets 3G no problem and has also got 4G too so I'm a bit lost as to why it can't get 3G in the same location my 9900 does when on the same network.

    Any advice would be most welcome.
    02-16-15 05:34 AM
  2. Don_Henry's Avatar
    You should check out this thread: http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=977803

    It has a very nice chart showing the differences between the Classic variants - look especially at the bands listed for HSPA+ for the -100 and the -400.

    Z10 - w/996 radio - AT&T (posted via CB10)
    02-16-15 08:05 AM
  3. gareth3685's Avatar
    Perfect thanks, just what I needed.

    Appears the SQC100-4 doesn't support 3G on 900mhz which O2 use which explains it.

    Will have to return the 100-4 and get a 100-1.

    Thanks for your help.
    02-16-15 08:57 AM
  4. KR2013's Avatar
    Yes, you need a 100-1 model for Europe (that's the model I currently use when I ago to the UK). I learned about the frequency incompatibility the hard way with my first BB10 device (a Z10). You also need to watch out for this if you buy a Q10 or Z30 (not sure about the Passport though, since I don't have one).
    02-16-15 10:19 AM

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