1. bingle07's Avatar
    I have a blackberry tour and it came with 1X. Am I able to update it to 3g? I'm on a driod now but it sucks. I loved my blackberry but I got the driod of because the internet speed. I'm new at this.

    Thanks in advance!
    08-04-12 04:05 PM
  2. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    What provider are you with? If you are using the 9630 with a GSM provider, you won't be able to get 3G speeds, only EDGE.
    08-04-12 06:54 PM
  3. Branta's Avatar
    From memory 1X is the CDMA network designation for high speed data service, equivalent to the GSM/UMTS network 3G designation. The phone can be programmed to display any desired marker for the same quality of service (and it probably is for the markets which use a non-latin alphabet). It is only an indicator.
    08-04-12 06:55 PM
  4. bingle07's Avatar
    What provider are you with? If you are using the 9630 with a GSM provider, you won't be able to get 3G speeds, only EDGE.
    GSM provider? Whats that? And I have verizon
    08-04-12 08:18 PM
  5. bingle07's Avatar
    I think I just found it. Do you go to manage connections and do gsm/umts and then click 3 g???? Is it fast though!?
    08-04-12 08:39 PM
  6. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    The 9630 will run on 3G on Verizon when it is activated.
    08-04-12 08:46 PM
  7. bingle07's Avatar
    Is that how you do it though?
    08-04-12 08:57 PM
  8. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    Fast compared to what? Compared to your Android, probably not.
    08-04-12 09:24 PM
  9. californiablackberry's Avatar
    If your device is currently active on Verizon, changing it to GSM won't do you any good.
    1XEV is 3G, if you update to a newer OS, it'll show up as 3G - not 1XEV.
    08-04-12 09:29 PM
  10. bingle07's Avatar
    Ok thanks guys I apperciate your help!
    08-04-12 09:41 PM
  11. bingle07's Avatar
    Well i set my phone up yesterday before i turned it off to activate it and I did GMS/UMTS and selected 3G. I activated it today and it is saying searching for UMTS and then goes to no service. I did the activation online
    08-05-12 01:28 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Well i set my phone up yesterday before i turned it off to activate it and I did GMS/UMTS and selected 3G. I activated it today and it is saying searching for UMTS and then goes to no service. I did the activation online
    If VZW is your carrier, you need to select 1XEV.

    Network Mode Setting - BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone
    08-05-12 01:33 PM
  13. bingle07's Avatar
    If VZW is your carrier, you need to select 1XEV.

    Network Mode Setting - BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone
    Yea it is verizon. I was really excited when I saw that I could change it yesterday. Lol
    08-05-12 02:13 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yea it is verizon. I was really excited when I saw that I could change it yesterday. Lol
    Whether you see a "1XEV" icon or a "3G" icon is purely a matter of aesthetics. 1XEV is 3G on VZW's network. Nothing will differ other than the icon that appears on the screen.
    08-05-12 02:21 PM
  15. bingle07's Avatar
    Whether you see a "1XEV" icon or a "3G" icon is purely a matter of aesthetics. 1XEV is 3G on VZW's network. Nothing will differ other than the icon that appears on the screen.
    So they will be almost the same speed as my droid then?
    08-05-12 02:30 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    So they will be almost the same speed as my droid then?
    Which Droid do you have?

    Do you have LTE where you live?
    08-05-12 02:32 PM
  17. bingle07's Avatar
    Its the Droid X, No I dont, Pittsburgh Area
    08-05-12 03:35 PM
  18. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    1XEV IS 3G. It's the SAME thing.

    You can't use UMTS or GSM or HSPA on Verizon.
    08-05-12 03:55 PM
  19. californiablackberry's Avatar
    OP, you should update your PRL to see if that helps. Dial *228 and when prompted, press option 2.
    08-05-12 04:05 PM
  20. ajst222's Avatar
    You will get 1X on Android too. 1XEV is 3G. The Tour just doesn't say 3G. I am on CDMA (Verizon). 1X is just slower than 1XEV.
    08-06-12 08:30 AM
  21. bingle07's Avatar
    Thanks everyone you really helped me out i apperciate it! And i will try the PRL update but it is running pretty nice right now
    08-06-12 11:38 AM
  22. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    Verizon is a CDMA carrier.. no need to use the GSM connection, GSM can be used with GSM carriers (SIM cards) if your Blackberry device is unlocked.
    09-04-12 05:48 AM
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