1. realmacdaddy's Avatar
    I just go a Blackberry 8830 (on Telus Network) I know it's CDMA. What I would like to know is if I put in the GSM chip and get it unlocked will it work on the Rogers network. If anyone has actually done this or knows any additional steps that would need to be taken I would appreciate knowing. Thanks in advance.
    04-12-08 07:55 PM
  2. curve8310's Avatar
    sorry you cant change a cdma phone into gsm cuz gsm uses a sim card and do you see a slot to put that in...even tho i wish there was a phone like that.....Soooo the answer is no you cant.
    04-12-08 09:09 PM
  3. Xopher's Avatar
    I believe the answer is no.

    North American GSM is on a different frequency than Europe and other countries. The SIM slot in the 8830 is set for the European frequencies and won't work in North America. The 8830 will probably only work with Telus or Bell in Canada. You'd have to have something like the 8820 to switch to Rogers (the 8820 has North American and European GSM frequencies, plus WiFi!).
    04-13-08 08:53 AM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    There is a Sim card space on the 8830 actually. I would read the unlocking the 8830we post under that forum for some good insight.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-13-08 08:57 AM
  5. realmacdaddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the clarifying what I had kind of already thought.
    04-13-08 04:30 PM