1. Artrapp23's Avatar
    Are the 8830's unlocked? Are you able to use them on tmo network?
    11-09-09 12:40 PM
  2. Chrisy's Avatar
    No, they don't come shipped from the carrier unlocked. You either need to call the issusing carrier to get the unlock code or use a pay service to get the unlock code. You won't be able to use the 8830WE on the T-Mobile Network. If you unlock that phone it will be for overseas use with a purchased SIM.

    11-09-09 12:43 PM
  3. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    You could use it on Tmo UK
    11-09-09 12:51 PM
  4. sadi85's Avatar
    The 8830 WE offered by Sprint is a SIM-unlocked device, you can use any open market (even pre-pay/ contract less) GSM SIM card in Asia/ Europe. But, remember BB email/ browser/ BBM/ BB Maps won't work without a BIS/ BES. Third party apps (like opera mini, gmail app) would work fine on the generic connection. The TOUR 9630 from Sprint is also SIM-unlocked device. (Head to sprint website and find out for yourself: Sprint - Define Region click full feature list )

    The 8830 WE or TOUR 9630 or Storm 9530 or Storm 9550 (Storm2) from Verizon is a SIM-locked device. If you unlock it with the specific code it would work with GSM SIM card.

    Now, here's the catch- 8830 WE supports GSM in Asian/ Europen bands (900/ 1800 MHz). In the US, T-mobile uses 1900 MHz & AT&T uses 850/ 1900 MHz network. So, your 8830 WE even if unlocked (in case of sprint it is unlocked by default), won't work with T-mobile USA or AT&T. You can use 9630/ 9530/ 9550 with US GSM operators, because these 3 models support Quad-band GSM (850/ 1900/ 900/ 1800 MHz).
    11-22-09 06:39 AM