1. Gabriel Turle's Avatar
    Hello.
    I'm from Romania and i Want to buy this model of phone. they say that it is SQN100-1. The question is that will it work here, in Romania? I don't care about the 4G. I only need it to work on 3G. I need an quick answer because the offer is limited. http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Fac...UvbUpU10575907
    These are the bands used in Romania.
    http://www.elpismedia.ro/index.php?o...ene&Itemid=117
    I'm interested specially in Cosmote.
    Last edited by Gabriel Turle; 07-10-14 at 04:19 PM.
    07-10-14 03:40 PM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    BlackBerry Q10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    For most of Europe the SQN-3 seems to be the better choice. But the SQN-1 does do the 1900 Mhz band.
    07-10-14 03:48 PM
  3. NaijaBerry's Avatar
    Hello.
    I'm from Romania and i Want to buy this model of phone. they say that it is SQN100-1. The question is that will it work here, in Romania? My operator says that the 3G service is on 1800/1900 frequenty. I don't care about the 4G. I only need it to work on 3G. I need an quick answer because the offer is limited. Amazon.com: Blackberry Q10 Black 16GB Factory Unlocked, International Version - 4G / LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (1800 / 2600 / 900 / 800 MHz): Cell Phones & Accessories
    BlackBerry Q10 smartphone SQN100-1:

    Quad band LTE 2,5,4,17
    Tri Band HSPA+/UMTS 1, 2, 5/6
    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    Looks like you're good!
    07-10-14 03:50 PM
  4. Jeroen Vos's Avatar
    Works fine. Have a 1 in the Netherlands. 3g is fine lte doesn't always work cause they mainly use other bands.

    Posted via CB10
    07-10-14 03:53 PM
  5. raino's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, Romanian carriers Cosmote, Orange, Vodafone and RCS&RDS all use 2100 MHz for 3G. Orange and Vodafone also use 900 MHz, which could be for supplementary (i.e. additional on top) coverage, or primary coverage--I don't know.

    2100 MHz band is present in the SQN100-1, but the 900 MHz is not. It's present in the SQN100-2 and the one that's native to Europe--SQN100-3. So if you want peace of mind, get one of these two (the -3 if you think you would want 4G LTE down the road.) If you can find out whether your carrier has very good 2100 MHz coverage and you wouldn't want LTE on this Q10, then the SQN100-1 should be ok too.
    07-10-14 03:54 PM
  6. raino's Avatar
    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    Those are 2G bands.
    07-10-14 03:54 PM
  7. NaijaBerry's Avatar
    Those are 2G bands.
    ^^^ My operator says that the 3G service is on 1800/1900 frequenty. (quoting OP guv)
    07-10-14 04:03 PM
  8. raino's Avatar
    ^^^ My operator says that the 3G service is on 1800/1900 frequenty. (quoting OP guv)
    1. That's most likely incorrect
    2. Regardless, #1 doesn't matter because the bands you listed and I quoted are still 2G bands. GSM/GPRS/EDGE=2G, HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS=3G
    07-10-14 04:07 PM
  9. NaijaBerry's Avatar
    1. That's most likely incorrect
    2. Regardless, #1 doesn't matter because the bands you listed and I quoted are still 2G bands. GSM/GPRS/EDGE=2G, HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS=3G
    Yes boss I know those are 2G bands I thought making the 1800/1900 Mhz bold would make it obvious I was trying to address OP's question directly about the frequencies, the specs I pasted does say HSPA+ before the 2G bands.

    So what you're saying is that 3G will not work over 1800 or 1900Mhz, only 2G?

    Ok Wikipedia seems to say 3G and 4G work on 1900 Mhz frequency Cellular frequencies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and I do believe OP's questions was about 1800/1900Mhz, he's probably even more confused now that his operator is likely incorrect ( as I am).

    I'm no networks expert, just always like to fill my head up with knowledge and get the facts right....
    07-10-14 04:28 PM
  10. raino's Avatar
    1900 MHz is a UMTS band that's used in North and South America. Europe and rest of the world use 2100 MHz primarily, with some countries also use 900 MHz for coverage. There is no 1800 MHz 3G band in use anywhere.

    The SQN100-1's UMTS bands are: 800/850/1900/2100 and its GSM (2G, not 3G) bands are 850/900/1800/1900. It does not have the European 900 MHz 3G band because this model was not intended for Europe.

    Here are the bands commonly found in Europe:

    3G: 2100 MHz and 900 MHz
    4G LTE: band 20 (800 MHz), band 3 (1800 MHz) and band 7 (2600 MHz--including Romania)
    07-10-14 05:03 PM

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