1. AlaJack's Avatar
    Is it global capable.. Meaning, can I travel to Europe with it and it'll work?

    How well does the FM radio work?

    How's the screen size? I'm currently on a Z10. Will I miss the screen real estate? I don't do any gaming. Mostly productivity, communication, planning / calendars and some Web browsing.

    Thanks

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    03-01-15 07:12 PM
  2. pjmacklin's Avatar
    like your z10 and blackberries that came before, the classic is global!
    03-01-15 07:34 PM
  3. tenacious_dog's Avatar
    like your z10 and blackberries that came before, the classic is global!
    Asked about being able to use the Classic overseas when I ordered and was told I would be able to.
    03-02-15 07:23 AM
  4. PiwoMojePaliwo's Avatar
    That depends what you mean by "global"

    The NA versions of the classic lack the 900MHz 3G band, meaning in some EU countries you won't get 3G unless you are in a major city. That being said, your phone would still have a 2G (EDGE) connection and would still work fine for calls and texts. Data would be very slow, though.

    Try and get yourself an SQC100-1 if you plan on travelling lots.

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    03-02-15 09:37 AM
  5. WES51's Avatar
    Wow, I thoght at least the 3g part was by now all global.

    This really sucks.

    Classic should be Classic in ease of use and not specs.
    03-02-15 09:58 AM
  6. raino's Avatar
    Try and get yourself an SQC100-1 if you plan on travelling lots.
    Trade-off there is lesser compatibility with North American carriers: no UMTS 1700, no LTE b4,5,17 in the -1.

    The Verizon Classic seems pretty well spec'd as a 'global' phone. It has the aforementioned UMTS 900, plus it has two out of the three LTE bands used by the majority of Europe. Plus it comes unlocked.

    The AT&T Classic has all three LTE bands, but is missing the UMTS 900 band as well.
    03-02-15 01:05 PM
  7. raino's Avatar
    Wow, I thoght at least the 3g part was by now all global.

    This really sucks.

    Classic should be Classic in ease of use and not specs.
    To a degree, it is. Most of the world uses UMTS 2100 for 3G, and that's been present in all BB phones forever. It's the UMTS 900 band that's hit or miss. And when you add LTE, that causes more fragmentation.
    03-02-15 01:17 PM

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