1. dvigue's Avatar
    can that happen? why do i see storms on here where people are using them on Tmobile? and the tour? i thought CDMA was CDMA??? where does the sim card go then??

    have i read these posts wrong?
    10-03-09 07:27 AM
  2. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    They are pretty much the same as the 8830 World Edition in that
    they also have a GSM side. That is what is being unlocked, not
    the CDMA side.
    10-03-09 07:41 AM
  3. dvigue's Avatar
    They are pretty much the same as the 8830 World Edition in that
    they also have a GSM side. That is what is being unlocked, not
    the CDMA side.
    what do you mean by that? "same as 8830"???

    can the storm be used with tmobile then?
    10-03-09 07:48 AM
  4. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    The two phone you mention are CDMA but also have a SIM card
    slot, so yes, if you unlock the GSM side, slap a SIM card in, you
    can use the devices on a GSM (T-Mobile, AT&T, etc...) network.

    edit: Someone can correct this if it is wrong, but I don't think
    you actually need to unlock it. Just throw in a SIM
    10-03-09 07:51 AM
  5. dvigue's Avatar
    oh, i did not know that...

    is it jsut as easy to unlock those as i did with my bold?

    what model tour could i unlock to use with GSM?
    10-03-09 07:53 AM
  6. gbsn's Avatar
    oh, i did not know that...

    is it jsut as easy to unlock those as i did with my bold?

    what model tour could i unlock to use with GSM?
    The only tour model there is

    Some if not all storm and tour models are network locked, otherwise there wouldnt be "unlock storm" "unlock tour" services. However, you can try inserting the sim card and see if you are a lucky one.
    Last edited by gbsn; 10-03-09 at 08:05 AM.
    10-03-09 08:00 AM
  7. xliderider's Avatar
    You do need to get the phone unlocked (Storm/Tour) to use on another carrier.

    The 8830WE cannot be used on domestic GSM carriers because it's GSM frequencies are only used internationally. Hence the term dual-band and quad-band GSM radios.
    10-03-09 08:07 AM
  8. xliderider's Avatar
    Check out the Wireless Network tab in this comparison link of the three phones (8830WE/Storm/Tour):

    BlackBerry - BlackBerry | Wireless Handheld Devices, Software & Services from Research In Motion (RIM)
    10-03-09 08:16 AM
  9. Tennispro4ever's Avatar
    You do need to get the phone unlocked (Storm/Tour) to use on another carrier.

    The 8830WE cannot be used on domestic GSM carriers because it's GSM frequencies are only used internationally. Hence the term dual-band and quad-band GSM radios.
    this is probably a dumb question but can the bold be unlocked to use on a cdma network???

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    10-03-09 08:35 AM
  10. xliderider's Avatar
    this is probably a dumb question but can the bold be unlocked to use on a cdma network???

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    No, the Bold only has a GSM radio. Therefore, it can't be used on a cdma network. Period.
    10-03-09 08:40 AM
  11. Tennispro4ever's Avatar
    No, the Bold only has a GSM radio. Therefore, it can't be used on a cdma network. Period.
    ok that makes sense. So the tour has a built in radio for both GSM and CDMA??? will the new Onxy 9700 also have the same or just GSM???

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-03-09 08:42 AM
  12. xliderider's Avatar
    The Onyx will be GSM, like the Bold. Yes, the Tour has both cdma and gsm radios.
    10-03-09 08:45 AM
  13. Tennispro4ever's Avatar
    Just GSM, like the Bold.
    well that sucks lol. Damn Atnt!!!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-03-09 08:47 AM
  14. FF22's Avatar
    The Verizon Tour needs to be UNlocked. If you've had a Verizon account in good standing for a certain period, they will unlock it if you call their global services. Using data on the gsm side may or may not be more problematic from what I read.
    10-03-09 09:41 AM
  15. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Yes both those devices the Storm and the Tour are CDMA/GSM devices which can be unlocked and used on any GSM network.
    10-03-09 11:14 AM
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