1. idle0095's Avatar
    I have a unlocked tmobile 9700 white. Im useing it on att and the 3g wont work. only says EDGE. why?
    12-02-10 11:11 AM
  2. WolfmanRobby's Avatar
    Because they use different radio bands for the 3G.

    AT&T 9700 won't get T-Mobiles 3G.
    T-Mobile 9700 won't get AT&T's 3G.
    12-02-10 11:16 AM
  3. idle0095's Avatar
    are you serious? I was told they use the same in the US because you can get unbranded bolds 9700 and they work for both att and tmobile.
    12-02-10 11:20 AM
  4. WolfmanRobby's Avatar
    Unlocked is not the same and unbranded. If it was BUILT for one carrier, it's hard-coded down to that frequency. There are some people that say that with software that is illegal to own outside of RIM's factory/labs, you can get into the engineering code and change it. And, there are those that say it's the physical chip in the phone that does not have it.

    Either way, if a phone was branded to one carrier, you can unlock it to work on other carriers, but not on all bands.

    UNBRANDED phones have never been locked down to any carrier and should have all bands available.
    12-02-10 11:33 AM
  5. idle0095's Avatar
    well im pissed because no this pos is junk to me.
    12-02-10 11:36 AM
  6. WolfmanRobby's Avatar
    well im pissed because no this pos is junk to me.
    Sell it on eBay and get an UNBRANDED, or one branded for the carrier you want.

    This is not just limited to the BlackBerry 9700. It's the case for just about all 3G phones between AT&T and T-Mobile.
    12-02-10 11:47 AM
  7. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Yes get an unbranded unit and it will work hard.

    A little more homework before the purchase . . . . .
    12-02-10 11:50 AM
  8. Rootbrian's Avatar
    EDGE doesnt allow data and voice at the same time, 3G does.

    Just sell it, get an Unbranded one, or one branded for that such carrier.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-02-10 03:47 PM
  9. WolfmanRobby's Avatar
    Just sell it, get an Unbranded one, or one branded for that such carrier.
    I have the strangest feeling of Deja vu right now....

    Sell it on eBay and get an UNBRANDED, or one branded for the carrier you want.
    12-02-10 04:08 PM
  10. kailashr's Avatar
    EDGE doesnt allow data and voice at the same time, 3G does.
    and I have strange feeling if OP seeked this clarification...
    Post count = post count + 1

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-02-10 10:04 PM
  11. jpmaynez's Avatar
    i'd the same problem, tmobileUK branded i used the phone running 3G with Vodafone Ireland the i moved to Mexico and i am able to use EDGE only

    it's possible to unbrand the phone?
    01-17-11 06:32 PM
  12. Phill_UK's Avatar
    i'd the same problem, tmobileUK branded i used the phone running 3G with Vodafone Ireland the i moved to Mexico and i am able to use EDGE only

    it's possible to unbrand the phone?
    No, it's not
    01-17-11 06:34 PM
  13. hollidizzle's Avatar
    Yea I found this out too AFTER i had bought a TMobile 9700.... I've just settled for EDGE until the touchscreen Bold comes out. It hasn't really bothered me that much b/c dont' do a lotta browsing on it anyway....
    01-17-11 07:28 PM
  14. apalm8's Avatar
    Damn it...I didn't realize that was the case...gonna have to sell this one and buy att/unbranded...thanks for the help though guys
    01-17-11 07:55 PM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Damn it...I didn't realize that was the case...gonna have to sell this one and buy att/unbranded...thanks for the help though guys
    Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido from Canada will all get 3G on AT&T if unlocked.

    Wind Mobile from Canada uses the same 3G frequency bands as T-Mobile USA.
    01-17-11 08:00 PM
  16. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Same with Mobilicity will work on Tmobile USA... Along with Virgin Mobile Canada will work np with AT&T
    01-17-11 08:31 PM
  17. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Same with Mobilicity will work on Tmobile USA... Along with Virgin Mobile Canada will work np with AT&T
    What about T-Mobile UK working on Telcel Mexico?
    01-17-11 08:46 PM
  18. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    Honestly there isn't a huge difference in speeds from EDGE to 3G on either At&t or TMobile...least in my experience. You will lose the ability to talk and browse at same time though.

    Its not like the phone is junk....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-17-11 09:39 PM
  19. emgizzy's Avatar
    is there any way to flash the rom for the radio to get this to work?
    11-04-11 02:14 PM
  20. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Flashing does not do anything.
    11-04-11 03:51 PM
  21. unlockcellpro's Avatar
    Oh seems like this misunderstanding of yours cost you. Better luck next time
    11-04-11 05:36 PM
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