1. skstrials's Avatar
    Has anyone bought one and using it in Canada?

    The price is really good. It is apparently a BBD100-4.

    https://m.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_899799.html

    I had some questions if anyone is using the Gearbest model.

    1. Since Google Play Store is not originally installed, do you get all the BlackBerry suite of apps that come with other BlackBerry phones?

    2. How would the warranty look like in Canada?

    3. Any Chinese bloat you could not get rid of?

    4. How does the reception look in Canada? More importantly with Telus?

    5. How much did you pay for duties?

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    01-11-18 09:44 PM
  2. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    I'd be a bit concerned about the LTE bands. You definitely need band 4 for Telus and Bell. I think the same is true for Rogers, but I'm not sure. All three major carriers use band 7 too, but only in selected areas. This phone does not have band 4. I'd be worried about that, unless you're fine with 3G.

    The other major issue is that there will be no pre-installed Google Play Store (https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...china-1131800/), but you could probably just install the YALP app from F-Droid and things would be good.

    Still, I wouldn't bother with that set of bands on the phone. You're better off to get a North American version.
    skstrials likes this.
    01-11-18 11:02 PM
  3. skstrials's Avatar
    I'd be a bit concerned about the LTE bands. You definitely need band 4 for Telus and Bell. I think the same is true for Rogers, but I'm not sure. All three major carriers use band 7 too, but only in selected areas. This phone does not have band 4. I'd be worried about that, unless you're fine with 3G.

    The other major issue is that there will be no pre-installed Google Play Store (https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...china-1131800/), but you could probably just install the YALP app from F-Droid and things would be good.

    Still, I wouldn't bother with that set of bands on the phone. You're better off to get a North American version.
    Thanks for letting me know.

    Looks like I will be passing on it.

    Good phone is useless without a proper reception.

    Posted via CB10
    01-12-18 08:34 AM
  4. gadlard's Avatar
    Hi, odred the phone for UK use, I have no idea about the band, but most unhelpfull that it is a chinese phone and I have no idea how to change the language. Gearbest not responding, so would avoid them
    01-13-18 10:06 AM
  5. silverbullet's Avatar
    Age old saying. If it's too good to be true it likely is!
    01-13-18 01:12 PM

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