1. sajidgidda's Avatar
    Vodafone just sent my dad a few BB Torches and he's given one to me. I can get it unlocked easily but my aim has been to get an American phone on a contract. My friend will be taking it out in his name and I'll just give him a few hundred Dollars at a time for the bills.

    If I was to get a SIM only plan from AT&T would everything work fine in my unlocked Torch? The plan I like from AT&T is $75 a month for 450 mins, 1000 messages, 2GB data (24 months). I just don't want some things to not work in my BB

    If there was a risk I'd just pay the extra $99 and get the Torch handset from AT&T, find some use for my English phone. Don't want any nasty surprises when i find my App World or BBM stop working etc

    Any help you guys could provide would be really helpful. I've been using a Curve on Virgin Mobile for the past few months and am definitely ready for a better American handset
    02-03-11 09:03 PM
  2. aznlgcy's Avatar
    The phone should work no problem, the question would be in determining if Vodafone UK uses the same 850 and 1900 3G bands as AT&T.

    I think Vodafone UK uses 900 and 1800

    Anyone please verify that this is correct.
    02-03-11 09:06 PM
  3. sajidgidda's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply mate, I don't know the answer to that either, will try Googling it or hope for somebody who knows for sure to chime in

    Vodafone UK has their Torch listed as working on the 850/900/1800/1900 bands
    BlackBerry Torch - Buy the BlackBerry Torch on Vodafone (under Specifications)

    AT&T has the following listed under specifications but I don't know what it means
    UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

    If anybody could clarify that would be great
    Last edited by sajidgidda; 02-04-11 at 08:30 AM. Reason: Added more information
    02-04-11 08:14 AM
  4. SquirrelNuts's Avatar
    The phone will work. I know of a couple of folks using AT&T branded Torches on Vodafone UK without issues - it's the exact same handset.
    The 3G radio in the torch is quad-band and supports the 850/900/1900 bands used in the US in addition to the 2100 band used by Vodafone UK. Incidentally, Vodafone use the 900 (and rarely, 1800) band for 2G services only.
    02-04-11 08:15 AM
  5. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Agreed with AquirrelNuts...
    02-04-11 12:17 PM