1. JohnJohnPhenomenon's Avatar
    I have t-mobile, I'm using the 8900. I've always wanted the bold though. If I buy a bold and unlock it, what will be the limitations? Will I be able to use t-mobiles 3G? I've never unlocked a device to use on another network than the device was made for. So I'm wondering what I'm looking at as far as negatives.

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    06-08-09 12:16 AM
  2. gt500driver's Avatar
    I believe that T-mobile's 3G is a different frequency, so you will not be able to use it with the Bold. Other than being limited to slower speed, shouldn't really be any limitations.

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    06-08-09 12:20 AM
  3. JohnJohnPhenomenon's Avatar
    Would u recomend the switch? Do u think the bold is better? I'm being told that I'd be downgrading because its an older device. I might wait for the "driftwood"

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    06-08-09 12:36 AM
  4. reckoner's Avatar
    I'd stick with the 8900 because it has a better camera, much more memory. However the Bold has a faster processor. In my opinion the 8900 would be better because with the bold you can't use tmobiles 3g. And the 8900 has 8 (I believe) channels to recieve edge signal meaning it will be faster than the bold on edge. Unless you have at&t, I believe the 8900 is the better device.
    06-08-09 12:39 AM
  5. avmsam's Avatar
    8900 vs bold is defintely a matter of personal preference and needs. some swear by the bold and some swear by the 8900. there are a ton of threads about this. quick search on google or CB will produce a ton of results.

    i agree what with reckoner said... that since you're on tmobile and the bold won't be 3g on tmobile anyways, u might as well go the 8900 route as 3g is the main reason to get the bold.
    06-08-09 01:31 AM
  6. Xpimp's Avatar
    Also not sure if you use UMA, but that wont work either with the Bold.
    06-08-09 03:25 AM
  7. savioAMG's Avatar
    If you want to use email, internet, BBM, etc on an unlocked Bold, don't forget to follow the instructions in this thread.
    06-08-09 03:47 AM
  8. JohnJohnPhenomenon's Avatar
    Thanks yall. I'm gonna stick w my 8900. I just like the bolds look. I think the 8900 is too small but I use UMA a lot. I can't wait fot the driftwood

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    06-08-09 11:28 PM
  9. diablo85's Avatar
    since uma is a feature on the 8900 from t-mobile, if i were to purchase an unlocked t-mobile 8900, could i put my at&t sim card in there and still be able to use the UMA feature or would i be locked out like the 8900 from at&t is?
    06-08-09 11:44 PM
  10. savioAMG's Avatar
    AT&T doesn't offer UMA calling so I'm pretty sure you'd lose UMA.
    06-08-09 11:45 PM
  11. diablo85's Avatar
    AT&T doesn't offer UMA calling so I'm pretty sure you'd lose UMA.
    well that friggin sucks!!! any idea if at&t will offer UMA calling anytime soon?
    06-08-09 11:48 PM
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