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  1. bbquincar's Avatar
    Have any Canadians bought the torch 9800 unlocked it and using it on any of the big 3. just wanted to know about the pros and cons of having it off the AT&T network and how hard it was to get and and unlock it.
    Last edited by quincar; 08-13-10 at 08:08 AM. Reason: Title change
    08-13-10 08:06 AM
  2. GavinCampbell's Avatar
    I plan on getting it today.

    Unlocking is pretty easy and cost about 10$. There is a video on crackberry I believe.

    From what I have heard there aren't any problems with using it on rogers which is my plan. But will see.
    08-13-10 08:52 AM
  3. Fnord's Avatar
    Keep us posted!
    08-13-10 09:40 AM
  4. MsDarkDiva's Avatar
    A few people have already picked up their Torches from the US and are using them on Canadian Networks. Perhaps you should ask someone here:

    Canucks! Any luck buying the Torch today from the US?
    08-13-10 09:45 AM
  5. diskonekted's Avatar
    $9 unlock, easy ting. then you good to go, should be fine off at&t network.
    08-13-10 09:46 AM
  6. thumper1's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday. Used cellunlock. Using it on Fido. Cellunlock got me my code in a few mins. And they have a 50 percent off coupon for crackberry.com. It only cost 7.49 can. It works perfect.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-13-10 10:39 AM
  7. GavinCampbell's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday. Used cellunlock. Using it on Fido. Cellunlock got me my code in a few mins. And they have a 50 percent off coupon for crackberry.com. It only cost 7.49 can. It works perfect.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Did you end up getting it from an AT&T store?
    08-13-10 10:41 AM
  8. bbquincar's Avatar
    Ok i got the phone today did the drive to buffalo Radio shak for $599 wish it was a bit cheaper but still better than what rogers is going to offer. I sent off for the unlock code cost me $6.30 from horizon and once thats done ill really get in her.
    08-14-10 07:26 PM
  9. laollis's Avatar
    08-14-10 08:47 PM
  10. thumper1's Avatar
    Did you end up getting it from an AT&T store?
    Yeah I got mine from a at&t store in buffalo.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-14-10 09:29 PM
  11. knowledge_6's Avatar
    got mine on launch day Aug 12th at 9am ... was out of the store by 9:10 am with 2 9800's.. got em from Buffalo... i got my wife to be an authorized user on her dad's AT&T account..

    no problems!! $499 outright! went to denny's near by, had free wifi, opened her up, browsed to cellunlock.net, ordered my unlock code and it was unlocked by 10am...

    but was in Ohio for the past 3 days so havent used it with data till today.. awesome... love it!!

    On Rogers 3G, everything works including Caller ID for people not in your phone book

    Last edited by knowledge_6; 08-14-10 at 09:56 PM.
    08-14-10 09:47 PM
  12. wolfpacal's Avatar
    got mine on launch day Aug 12th at 9am ... was out of the store by 9:10 am with 2 9800's.. got em from Buffalo... i got my wife to be an authorized user on her dad's AT&T account..

    no problems!! $499 outright! went to denny's near by, had free wifi, opened her up, browsed to cellunlock.net, ordered my unlock code and it was unlocked by 10am...

    but was in Ohio for the past 3 days so havent used it with data till today.. awesome... love it!!

    On Rogers 3G, everything works including Caller ID for people not in your phone book


    Check your messages please, PM sent!





    PM Sent..
    08-14-10 10:56 PM
  13. 8987223's Avatar
    Its called "Name Display"
    08-14-10 11:00 PM
  14. 4ce's Avatar
    Ok i got the phone today did the drive to buffalo Radio shak for $599 wish it was a bit cheaper but still better than what rogers is going to offer. I sent off for the unlock code cost me $6.30 from horizon and once thats done ill really get in her.

    599$ i paid 499$ at a att store!!!
    08-14-10 11:04 PM
  15. jcheeema's Avatar
    Got it price matched at Best Buy in Mt Vernon for $499
    Unlocked through ebay
    Using on Fido
    Best Blackberry to date
    08-15-10 01:38 AM
  16. SackHarry's Avatar
    so wait you guys are getting 3G speeds on the 9800 even though its not a rogers phone?

    then how come the blackberry 9650 if you unlock and use on rogers it gives only EDGE speed? or is this not true?
    08-15-10 02:05 AM
  17. bbquincar's Avatar
    AT&T stoped the $499 price due to all the canadians buying up the phones. I heard it stright from the hourse mouth today.
    08-15-10 02:07 AM
  18. c_86's Avatar
    AT&T uses the same frequencies as Rogers/Fido, telus and bell
    08-15-10 09:11 AM
  19. adood84's Avatar
    AT&T uses the same frequencies as Rogers/Fido, telus and bell
    How can I know which frequencies my local carrier uses in Saudi so I can compare them to AT&T's
    08-15-10 09:15 AM
  20. romeo204's Avatar
    I got a 9800 and unlocked it but for some reason the tethering option on the new desktop manager ( yes it is blackberry desktop 6 ) i went back to my 9700 to see if it was a desktop issue but the button appaered but for some reason not on my 9800 . i tether ALOT and it iis a main way i run my world . any ideas ?
    08-15-10 09:49 AM
  21. SackHarry's Avatar
    so wait you guys are getting 3G speeds on the 9800 even though its not a rogers phone?

    then how come the blackberry 9650 if you unlock and use on rogers it gives only EDGE speed? or is this not true?
    08-15-10 11:00 AM
  22. mark_rivers19's Avatar
    so wait you guys are getting 3G speeds on the 9800 even though its not a rogers phone?

    then how come the blackberry 9650 if you unlock and use on rogers it gives only EDGE speed? or is this not true?
    same frequency with AT&T so they will enjoy the 3G speed.
    08-15-10 11:14 AM
  23. c_86's Avatar
    9650 doesnt have the North American 3G frequencies other then verizon... if you go to europe it will work fine on 3G but not in NA
    08-15-10 06:55 PM
  24. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    so wait you guys are getting 3G speeds on the 9800 even though its not a rogers phone?

    then how come the blackberry 9650 if you unlock and use on rogers it gives only EDGE speed? or is this not true?
    The 96xx (and 9530/9550) devices were marketed as 3G World Phones primarily for the North American CDMA carriers. So as to avoid people buying the phone and then bringing it over to competing GSM carriers, only the 2100mhz is available for HSPA 3G, which means it'll only work on overseas carriers, otherwise it'll be EDGE speeds for GSM based carriers. In North America, that pretty much leaves CDMA EVDO carriers if you want 3G speeds.
    08-15-10 07:12 PM
  25. jluism919's Avatar
    I got a 9800 and unlocked it but for some reason the tethering option on the new desktop manager ( yes it is blackberry desktop 6 ) i went back to my 9700 to see if it was a desktop issue but the button appaered but for some reason not on my 9800 . i tether ALOT and it iis a main way i run my world . any ideas ?
    I'm having the exact the same issue. It driving me crazy. I previously had the curve 8900 and was able to tether thru the Desktop Manager version 6 with no problem at all. I just recently bought the Torch, unlocked it, and connected it to Desktop Manager 6 expecting to be able to tether however I no longer see the option to tether on the bottom left corner of DM6. I can't seem to find any info on any forums. Please let me know if you receive any information on this subject. I'm new to crackberry.com, so I apologize in advance if I replied to this post incorrectly. Thanks
    08-16-10 04:14 AM
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