1. theprofessor99's Avatar
    I have a bold on ATT my friend has a verizon curve. my friend is traveling internationally for a week. they have not turned on their phone. i have been sending them BBM messages the entire week. when they turn on their phone tomorrow night (they are still international but got the international plan) will all of my old messages be delivered to their phone?
    01-09-10 12:14 AM
  2. hagerr37's Avatar
    In theory yes. Because like text messages sit in I guess a queue until the device is turned back on. So as long as PINs are correct and there wasnt some "lost over the air" messages that some providers have once in awhile the messages should be recieved.

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    01-09-10 12:23 AM
  3. theprofessor99's Avatar
    will it matter that some are a week old?
    01-09-10 12:27 AM
  4. MindTracker's Avatar
    Yup... they will!! I dont usually ever turn my phone off, but in these rare instances when I power back up I am inundated with a host of messages!!
    01-09-10 12:29 AM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    i doubt they are going to be in a country that offers CDMA service. therefore, when they turn on their phone overseas, it wont even work (no cell coverage). this is all assuming they have the curve 8330. which country is your friend in?

    gotta love the limitations of CDMA.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 01-09-10 at 01:33 AM.
    01-09-10 01:28 AM
  6. theprofessor99's Avatar
    they have verizon and the international plan, it will work
    01-09-10 01:46 AM
  7. dictoresno's Avatar
    they have verizon and the international plan, it will work
    thats great, im glad. you said that already. but if their Verizon Curve (assuming its the famous 8330) doesnt have the proper radio/cellular technology, then no it wont work. if they are traveling in lets say Europe, where GSM is the primary technology and there isnt really any CDMA providers, the phone will not be able to get a signal and in return, not get the BBMs until they return stateside.

    if they are traveling in mexico or the bahamas, that has native CDMA coverage, they will most likely get the messages. this is due to those providers having roaming agreements with Verizon.

    this is why i asked you, where is your friend?? that will make the difference on if it will work or not.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 01-09-10 at 01:53 AM.
    01-09-10 01:49 AM
  8. theprofessor99's Avatar
    Israel, will it work?
    01-09-10 01:08 PM
  9. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Israel is a GSM area.
    01-09-10 02:31 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Does he have an 8830?
    01-09-10 02:38 PM
  11. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    The OP indicates that the friend has a "verizon curve".
    01-09-10 03:12 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    True. He didn't specify that it is WE.

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    01-09-10 03:16 PM
  13. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    There's no "verizon curve" that is a World Edition.
    01-09-10 03:48 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    There's no "verizon curve" that is a World Edition.
    What is this one? BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone

    Is it called something other than "Curve"?
    01-09-10 03:53 PM
  15. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Nope.

    That's an 8830 World Edition. It's not a Curve.

    The Curves are in the 83xx series. Specifically, on Verizon, it would be an 8330.
    01-09-10 04:10 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Nope.

    That's an 8830 World Edition. It's not a Curve.

    The Curves are in the 83xx series. Specifically, on Verizon, it would be an 8330.
    Thanks! I really did not know what devices were called Curve, since there are so many: 83xx, 85xx, 8900, etc. on the various CDMA and GSM carriers. Your answer helps.

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    01-09-10 04:19 PM
  17. dictoresno's Avatar
    i think israel has native CDMA coverage too actually. its a primarily GSM country, but i think they have a small CDMA footprint. but i dont know if verizon has a roaming agreement with them or even if a verizon phone would detect/connect to it.

    according to this website (i dont know how accurate it is), it looks like they have a limited 800mhz 3G CDMA network that covers tel-aviv, and a nationwide 1x 800mhz coverage. but im sure its a pain to get it to connect, if it will at all. the GSM network will be more extensive and will be most likely 900mhz with some 1800.

    CDG : Worldwide : CDMA Worldwide
    Last edited by dictoresno; 01-09-10 at 06:05 PM.
    01-09-10 06:00 PM
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