1. boygenius86's Avatar
    does anyone kno where i can find a blackberry storm that can work on the t-mobile network....i see they have them on the t-mobile uk site. i llooked at ebay but ive had bad experiences with them so if anyone knows please help...thanks
    04-26-10 12:27 AM
  2. denison1g's Avatar
    You can purchase an unlocked Storm on many many sites, heres a couple to guide you the right way;
    Amazon.com: Blackberry Storm 9500 Unlocked Phone with 3.15 Mega pixel Camera (Black): Cell Phones & Service
    Newegg.com - Blackberry Storm Black unlocked GSM Smart Phone with Touch Screen (9530) - No Contract Phones
    New Unlocked Verizon Blackberry Storm 9530 PDA - eBay (item 170477928709 end time May-25-10 19:15:19 PDT)
    If you search around you'll most likely be able to find one for a decent price.

    Just to let you know, you won't be able to get 3G on the Storm due to Verizon uses a different 3G frequency so you'll be stuck with EDGE, which is decent.

    Also, take a look here this will help you get all the features working; http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ho...m-95xx-106023/

    Hope this helps
    04-26-10 12:45 AM
  3. afropoika's Avatar
    ^ Just correcting the above guy,

    Verizon Wireless is a CDMA carrier and T-Mobile USA a GSM carrier. Storm2 supports both, but for GSM as far as UMTS goes, only 2100Mhz frequency band that is most commonly used in Europe/Japan (reason here being that you can have 3G connectivity abroad on GSM, while using CDMA at 'home' = the States).

    T-Mobile UK resides in Europe, hence the UMTS frequency for 3G there is 2100Mhz. This allows for the current Storm2 model to be used on their network without modifications. North America is different, so an unlocked Storm2 will give you EDGE connectivity, but no 3G on T-Mobile USA.

    If you're interested, hit me up via PM. I'm selling my Storm2 (wil shortly put a thread down @ Marketplace).
    04-26-10 01:03 AM
  4. boygenius86's Avatar
    will the 9550 work with t-mobile also? and no 3G....that sucks, and thanks for the help
    04-26-10 01:04 AM
  5. boygenius86's Avatar
    and will i be able to update the OS on it?
    04-26-10 01:08 AM
  6. denison1g's Avatar
    Yes you will be able to update the OS.
    04-26-10 01:09 AM
  7. k8108's Avatar
    Craigslist is a good place, also, to look for a Storm. As long as you find an unlocked one you can use it with T-mobile.

    Or, if you're feeling adventurous you can unlock it yourself. I'm a 52 year old female and I just unlocked my 4th phone!!!! If I can do it, anyone can - you just need to be able to read and follow directions explicitly.

    Just be sure to find the post in this forums How To section and follow the instructions to get your browser, etc. working on T-mobile

    (link: click here)

    Running a Storm on T-mobile you should be able to do everything it does on Verizon.
    04-26-10 02:51 AM
  8. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    will the 9550 work with t-mobile also? and no 3G....that sucks, and thanks for the help
    Yes. I have an unlocked Storm 9550 that I used on T-Mobile.... And even though it was on EDGE it did seem pretty quick for my needs.... And yes you can update the OS on it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-26-10 05:05 AM