1. jehangir's Avatar
    According to CB Podcast 9700 T-Mobile when unlocked and used with another carrier 3g will not work!!!

    Some genius please elaborate... will this also be the issue with other carriers??

    10-29-09 03:46 PM
  2. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    According to CB Podcast 9700 T-Mobile when unlocked and used with another carrier 3g will not work!!!

    Some genius please elaborate... will this also be the issue with other carriers??

    ATT's version will not get 3G on TMo and vice versa. Its been discussed in
    many other threads already.
    10-29-09 04:22 PM
  3. greggebhardt's Avatar
    I ma using a T-Mo 9700 on AT&T and you will get EDGE only! No 3G becasue T-Mo uses another freq. for their 3G. No way to fix it
    10-29-09 05:05 PM
  4. TheRemoteUnlockercom's Avatar
    Thats exactly right! 3G that the 9700 uses is a different frequency
    10-29-09 06:47 PM
  5. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    Hasn't this always been the case with any 3G phone?...... Once you switch carriers you will only get EDGE/edge.
    10-29-09 06:55 PM
  6. mattglobal's Avatar
    Hasn't this always been the case with any 3G phone?...... Once you switch carriers you will only get EDGE/edge.
    Not at all. Any Bold bought anywhere will work on any compatible 3G network. Same for the 8707, 95xx and 9630. My Bold gets 3G just fine in Europe and Asia. If I were to put an AT&T SIM card in, I'd be on their 3G network.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by mattglobal; 10-29-09 at 08:08 PM.
    10-29-09 08:01 PM
  7. wayne78's Avatar
    To know which network your phone will receive 3g on, it is worth checking out which bands your device works with and then check out what frequency the network you wish to be on uses.

    GSM Coverage Maps | United States

    This website is pretty useful, to see which bands are in use by the different operators. You can also check this out for other countries too, so as to know the best network to use when roaming.
    10-30-09 07:19 AM
  8. Tavro's Avatar
    The AT&T version will support 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6)
    while the T-mo version does 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)

    AT&T uses 850 and 1900 frequencies while T-mo uses 1700 for 3G. So no, you can't use the T-mo 9700 to get 3G on AT&T's network and vice-versa. But the good news is that since both phones support 2100 MHz, you should be able to get 3G speeds while roaming in most european countries who usually use this frequency.

    For a list of countries and the different 3G bands they use look here:
    Mobile networks - GSM and 3G coverage
    10-30-09 03:05 PM
  9. Solo4's Avatar
    Not at all. Any Bold bought anywhere will work on any compatible 3G network. Same for the 8707, 95xx and 9630. My Bold gets 3G just fine in Europe and Asia. If I were to put an AT&T SIM card in, I'd be on their 3G network.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    So your saying an Unlocked AT&T Bold will pick up T-Mo's 3G?
    10-30-09 04:22 PM
  10. BBSwany's Avatar
    So your saying an Unlocked AT&T Bold will pick up T-Mo's 3G?
    No. He's saying it will pick up a compatible 3G network. T-Mobile is NOT compatible because they use 1700/2100MHz bands for 3G where AT&T uses 850/1900MHz bands.

    You can take an AT&T Bold to Canada and you can pick up Rogers 3G because they use the same frequency for 3G. T-Mobile is the odd man out because they needed spectrum for 3G and they bought what was available in the last FCC spectrum auction.
    10-30-09 05:54 PM
  11. joksinjai's Avatar
    The AT&T version will support 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6)
    while the T-mo version does 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)

    AT&T uses 850 and 1900 frequencies while T-mo uses 1700 for 3G. So no, you can't use the T-mo 9700 to get 3G on AT&T's network and vice-versa. But the good news is that since both phones support 2100 MHz, you should be able to get 3G speeds while roaming in most european countries who usually use this frequency.

    For a list of countries and the different 3G bands they use look here:
    Mobile networks - GSM and 3G coverage
    is this site true for Bell, telus and WIND?
    11-01-09 06:23 PM
  12. mlarco52's Avatar
    those frequencies listed on that site are for rogers and fido i believe in canada....
    11-01-09 06:37 PM
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