1. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    Hello.
    Please help a nOOb! I am planning on buying a Storm 2 (9550). I am trying to find out if 3G will work in my country.

    All i can find from my carrier is that it supports the following frequencies.

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz

    Will that give me 3G speeds or is GSM only for EDGE?

    Thanksss
    09-01-11 09:38 AM
  2. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    What's your country and carrier?
    09-01-11 10:31 AM
  3. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    my country is PANAMA in CENTRAL AMERICA.

    carrier is CABLE & WIRELESS.

    I know they offer 3G because my friends use it, I have seen it on their Bolds 9700. Also I know the storm 2 obviously supports 3G. Can I just add 2 and 2 together and assume it should work? Or does it depend on certain frequencies ? ? ? I am suspicious because they offer the bold 2 and 3 and new torch but no Storm.

    thanks
    Last edited by VIVAPANAMA; 09-01-11 at 11:55 AM.
    09-01-11 11:53 AM
  4. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    any1?
    please help!
    09-01-11 12:35 PM
  5. MrHelyar's Avatar
    Not sure if it matters where you are but I had one here in Canada and it didn't support 3g
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    09-01-11 02:14 PM
  6. dougsorensen's Avatar
    Hello.
    Please help a nOOb! I am planning on buying a Storm 2 (9550). I am trying to find out if 3G will work in my country.

    All i can find from my carrier is that it supports the following frequencies.

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz

    Will that give me 3G speeds or is GSM only for EDGE?

    Thanksss
    The 9550 only supports WCDMA/UMTS(3G) on the 2100MHz band.
    Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Specs, Features (Phone Scoop)

    C&W Panama supports 3G, but only on the 850MHz band.
    Mobile World Live - Coverage Maps

    I'm afraid you will only get EDGE(2G) with that phone in Panama.
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    09-01-11 04:25 PM
  7. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    geesh....that sucks!

    Thanks guys!
    09-02-11 01:35 AM
  8. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    On that note, I am going with the BOLD 9700. That 1 should work 3G for me right?

    BOLD 9700 BANDS
    Modes GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100
    (T-Mobile USA version has WCDMA 1700 & 900 in place of WCDMA 850 & 1900)
    09-02-11 01:50 AM
  9. grahamf's Avatar
    Providing it isn't an AWS Bold, you'll be fine.
    09-02-11 02:06 AM
  10. Rootbrian's Avatar
    It's an ATT specific one. You'll get 3G on it and EDGE on t-mobile.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-02-11 05:38 AM
  11. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    hmmmm....I really want the storm.

    I was doing some research and it appears that the storm 2 has another version called the Storm 2 (9520) which is basically the same phone but made to work on GSM networks, so that should give me 3G.

    Is this correct?
    Last edited by VIVAPANAMA; 09-02-11 at 12:10 PM.
    09-02-11 09:37 AM
  12. habicht's Avatar
    Storm 9520 is fine for 3G GSM/UMTS

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    09-02-11 12:28 PM
  13. VIVAPANAMA's Avatar
    Ok, just talked to my service providers at Cable & Wireless.

    They said that they operate 3.5G on GSM 850MHz.

    Does that mean that I can use 3G with the 9550? Or Can I only get 3G with 9520?
    09-02-11 12:35 PM
  14. grahamf's Avatar
    hmmmm....I really want the storm.

    I was doing some research and it appears that the storm 2 has another version called the Storm 2 (9520) which is basically the same phone but made to work on GSM networks, so that should give me 3G.

    Is this correct?
    9520... I do believe that is the European modle of the 9530, which is identical except the CDMA chip is disabled.

    I think it doesn't support 850, but I can't confirm.
    09-02-11 12:53 PM
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