1. bulls2213's Avatar
    Looking through this forum, it is obvious there are plenty of us T-Mobilers who don't particularly feel like waiting potentially a year or more for this phone. When this phone eventually does get released to all the Canadian carriers (whom RIM generously decided NOT to exclude) in the coming weeks, I am curious as to which one, hardware-wise, would be best suited for T-Mobile USA. It has already been established that AT&T's 3G bands, as well as Rogers UMA, are not compatible with T-Mobile, but what about the other Canadian carriers? Any thoughts?
    08-04-10 11:24 AM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    Wind Mobile is good to go with T-Mobile's bands.

    And you can also see if Cincinnati Bell will be getting it, they use t-mo's bands.
    08-04-10 11:57 AM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    Yeah but WIND most likely isn't getting the 9800 either... As Telus, Bell and Rogers are... Those three are all 850/1900, not 1700 like T-Mo and Wind
    08-04-10 12:10 PM
  4. dLo GSR's Avatar
    only Wind mobile uses AWS too, and they aren't getting the phone. pretty much the rest of the world uses 1, 2, 5, 6 spectrum.
    08-04-10 12:11 PM
  5. michikade's Avatar
    [redacted... i need more coffee]
    Last edited by michikade; 08-04-10 at 12:22 PM.
    08-04-10 12:20 PM
  6. FineWolf's Avatar
    The three major networks in Canada (Bell, Rogers, Telus) are 3G / HSPA like AT&T.
    08-04-10 12:23 PM
  7. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    I hope tmobile get a 9100 or a refresh like a 9180 before they get the dang slider.
    08-04-10 12:56 PM
  8. webmeister's Avatar
    Hopefully, I'm going to pick up an AT&T 9800 when I'm down to Orlando on business the week of 23 August and unlock it for use on Bell Mobility! I say "hopefully" because I'm not sure what the stock will be like....
    08-04-10 01:01 PM
  9. Gruntskii's Avatar
    I bought a used tmobile 8520 to try out blackberry and it works with rogers uma with some tweaking. I would assume that u could tweak a rogers 9800 to use tmobiles uma settings.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-04-10 01:03 PM
  10. bulls2213's Avatar
    I bought a used tmobile 8520 to try out blackberry and it works with rogers uma with some tweaking. I would assume that u could tweak a rogers 9800 to use tmobiles uma settings.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Very interesting, I always read it wasn't possible. What kind of tweaking are we talking about here?
    08-04-10 01:17 PM
  11. Gruntskii's Avatar
    this was the site i followed:

    apnaguy dot com Blog Archive Using UMA on a t-mobile branded curve 8900 on rogers sim

    The hard part was finding the rogers certificate but its out there. Everytime you update your os you have to redo this process.
    Last edited by Gruntskii; 08-04-10 at 01:54 PM. Reason: link hyperlinked itself
    08-04-10 01:54 PM
  12. dfairlite's Avatar
    I'll be unlocking for overseas use since i am not going to be in the states for a while!
    08-04-10 01:59 PM
  13. bulls2213's Avatar
    this was the site i followed:

    apnaguy dot com Blog Archive Using UMA on a t-mobile branded curve 8900 on rogers sim

    The hard part was finding the rogers certificate but its out there. Everytime you update your os you have to redo this process.
    eek. hopefully it works the other way around.
    08-04-10 06:03 PM
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