12-11-09 03:55 PM
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  1. FOTS's Avatar
    I was under the impression that this phone wasn't, and thought it was quite clear that the 9550 did not have this capability. However I was reading this article and it says that it does.

    Telus Debuts the new BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Smartphone for Canadian Users

    is that simply an error, or is it HSDPA capable?
    12-03-09 06:43 PM
  2. ArizonaGuy's Avatar
    HSDPA on the 2100MHz band. It's a 3G global phone, after all.
    12-03-09 06:51 PM
  3. FOTS's Avatar
    HSDPA on the 2100MHz band. It's a 3G global phone, after all.
    I thought it was only the 9520 that had that, not the 9550.
    12-03-09 07:46 PM
  4. silenttt123's Avatar
    I am pretty sure the 9520 and 9550 are pretty much the same. I think the main difference is the OS.. But idk, i'm probably wrong..
    12-03-09 08:20 PM
  5. Craterz's Avatar
    I thought it was only the 9520 that had that, not the 9550.
    The only difference between the 9520 & 9550 is that the 9550 also has a radio for CDMA. Otherwise they are the same. The 9550 is a world phone and will work on the 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks among others.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-03-09 08:22 PM
  6. Bud3269's Avatar
    9520 is GSM, 9550 is CDMA but GSM capable outside the country.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-03-09 08:24 PM
  7. RicanMedic78's Avatar


    inquiring minds would like to know

    i only get edge on at&t as shown but i have heard of 3G bands on gsm being blocked rather than being omited. if someone knows the true deal, please step up and speak lol

    i would love the option to go to at&t on 3g if i wish
    12-03-09 08:30 PM
  8. Sparro's Avatar


    inquiring minds would like to know

    i only get edge on at&t as shown but i have heard of 3G bands on gsm being blocked rather than being omited. if someone knows the true deal, please step up and speak lol

    i would love the option to go to at&t on 3g if i wish
    That has been said a number of times, but for now, it is an unconfirmed rumor.
    12-04-09 12:11 AM
  9. tmcclure9's Avatar
    Just take a look at Telus' website:

    Phones | TELUS Mobility

    - They have a "3G+" tab for smart phones that run on the new HSPA network, and the Storm 9550 is not on it...
    - They also have a "smarphones" tab and the Storm 9550 is on this one...

    Also looking under the specifications of the phone itself it'll tell you that it runs on CDMA.

    I also talked to a Telus rep. and he confirmed this.
    12-04-09 12:51 AM
  10. Sparro's Avatar
    The 9550 is a dual mode phone.
    It is only capable of HSPA on the 2100Mhz band, for Europe and Asia.
    North America uses 850/1900Mhz, those bands are not there, or locked down by RIM.
    12-04-09 01:24 AM
  11. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I think it was CX who once posted a comment stating that all bands are present but blocked at the carrier request (for obvious reasons).

    One wonders if the 9520 has access to american 3g netoworks (world capable), then why would rim go through the trouble of making 2 phones with 2 separately spec'd GSM radios? I dont know but my money is that its blocked rather than omitted.

    And if my hunch is correct and it is blocked, how would one unblock it in order to have more freeedom with the device?
    12-04-09 02:49 AM
  12. FOTS's Avatar
    that's too bad. I have been agonizing over to get this or the Hero for some time, and if this was able to access the Telus HSDPA network that probably would have pushe dit over the top.
    12-07-09 02:13 AM
  13. idfixcomm's Avatar
    if i unlock my storm and buy a sim card hspa, do you think is work ?

    i call telus, some people say yes, but not confirm
    12-07-09 01:42 PM
  14. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    if i unlock my storm and buy a sim card hspa, do you think is work ?

    i call telus, some people say yes, but not confirm

    no, it wont work
    12-07-09 01:45 PM
  15. klham's Avatar
    Glad I found this. I've been trying to figure out the deal with Telus and the 9550 for a while. The Storm 2 is operating on 3G networks in the U.S., so I'm not sure why Telus has restricted it to their CDMA network in Canada. Are they reserving their 3G bandwidth for selected devices, and does that mean Bell will do the same thing when (if) they begin carrying the Storm 2? This is unfortunate, because I was totally sold on the Storm 2 until I realized this.
    12-07-09 02:16 PM
  16. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    Glad I found this. I've been trying to figure out the deal with Telus and the 9550 for a while. The Storm 2 is operating on 3G networks in the U.S., so I'm not sure why Telus has restricted it to their CDMA network in Canada. Are they reserving their 3G bandwidth for selected devices, and does that mean Bell will do the same thing when (if) they begin carrying the Storm 2? This is unfortunate, because I was totally sold on the Storm 2 until I realized this.
    umm, their cdma network is 3G. its exactly the same as the the first storm
    12-07-09 02:17 PM
  17. Fnord's Avatar
    The Storm 2 is operating on 3G networks in the U.S., so I'm not sure why Telus has restricted it to their CDMA network in Canada. Are they reserving their 3G bandwidth for selected devices, and does that mean Bell will do the same thing when (if) they begin carrying the Storm 2?
    The S2 is not supported by any 3G networks in North America, only in Europe!
    There is no difference between the GSM frequencies supported by the 9550 and 9520.
    12-07-09 02:56 PM
  18. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    The S2 is not supported by any 3G networks in North America, only in Europe!
    There is no difference between the GSM frequencies supported by the 9550 and 9520.
    thats sorta misleading. the Bell/Telus/Verizon CDMA network IS 3G.

    You should say the Storm 2 is not supported by any NA hspa/umts 3G bands
    12-07-09 03:01 PM
  19. klham's Avatar
    The only devices Telus is explicitly listing as 3G are those devices running on its HSPA network (i.e. the iPhone, the BB 9700 & the HTC Hero) - the Storm 2 isn't identified as a 3G device (See Telus website here: Phones | TELUS Mobility )
    12-07-09 03:08 PM
  20. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    Thats just marketing.

    CDMA/1XEV = 3G
    12-07-09 03:21 PM
  21. klham's Avatar
    Really? Telus identifies the network as just "CDMA" (which is 2G, no?), not as any of the 3G variants of CDMA (such as CDMA2000 1X, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, and CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. B). I don't see what interest they'd have in knowingly obscuring a selling point if they were actually running the Storm 9550 on a 3G network.
    12-07-09 03:41 PM
  22. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    Its CDMA2000.
    12-07-09 03:53 PM
  23. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    The only devices Telus is explicitly listing as 3G are those devices running on its HSPA network (i.e. the iPhone, the BB 9700 & the HTC Hero) - the Storm 2 isn't identified as a 3G device (See Telus website here: Phones¬*|¬* TELUS Mobility )
    And they actually list the HSPA devices as 3G+ not 3G
    12-07-09 03:58 PM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    Lets move this thread to the Telus Forum.
    12-07-09 04:08 PM
  25. Fnord's Avatar
    thats sorta misleading. the Bell/Telus/Verizon CDMA network IS 3G.

    You should say the Storm 2 is not supported by any NA hspa/umts 3G bands
    Sorry about that, I was referring specifically to GSM 3G - guess I could have made that a little be clearer
    12-07-09 04:18 PM
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