1. cdr1869's Avatar
    So I've been reading a lot of rave around unlocking the bb and using it through other svc providers. So my honest question is, would you crackberrians out there seriously recommend this AND could I use an unlocked bb on the verizon network?

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    11-21-09 06:15 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Not an 8900. It is a GSM only device that will not work on a CDMA network.
    11-21-09 06:20 PM
  3. fatboy97's Avatar
    Unlocking your device is good if you want to change carriers (GSM only carriers - T-Mobile and AT&T in the USA)... or if you want to travel overseas, since most of the networks overseas are GSM carriers... but not for use on a CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint.
    11-21-09 06:32 PM
  4. cdr1869's Avatar
    Hey Fatboy...what if I got the 9700..technically that would work to unlock and switch to Verizon right?

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    11-21-09 06:41 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No. That is also a GSM phone.
    11-21-09 06:42 PM
  6. cdr1869's Avatar
    Well ok I guess I'm stuck w/ T mobile until I get fed up enough with bad reception to like any of the bb they have

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    11-21-09 06:45 PM
  7. Smurfy71's Avatar
    The 9700 is available in Canada on CDMA, Bell and Telus networks
    11-21-09 08:51 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The 9700 is available in Canada on CDMA, Bell and Telus networks
    They're going GSM. Telus and Bell to go GSM in 2010 | Wirelessnorth.ca
    11-21-09 08:56 PM
  9. berryite's Avatar
    Hey Fatboy...what if I got the 9700..technically that would work to unlock and switch to Verizon right?
    This seems to come up a lot. No idea why.

    T-Mobile and AT&T phones will N E V E R work on Verizon or Sprint. NEVER.

    T-Mobile/AT&T = GSM Networks

    Verizon/Sprint = CDMA Networks
    11-21-09 09:30 PM
  10. fatboy97's Avatar
    Hey Fatboy...what if I got the 9700..technically that would work to unlock and switch to Verizon right?

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    LOL... A 9700 from T-Moble will barely work on AT&T, by barely I mean only on 2G/EDGE and not on 3G. They each have different 3G frequencies.

    Buy a device from the provider you are going to. If you want a BB for Verizon get a Tour.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-21-09 10:08 PM
  11. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Unlocking is great, but yeah you can't unlock GSM to use on CDMA carriers.
    11-23-09 05:51 PM
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