Before arriving in Tokyo I called Sprint and they assured me my 8830 BB would work.
Well, here I am in Tokyo an it works to some degree.
In both the air port and in central Tokyo I get a roaming signal. I can't verify for the rest of the area but only for central Tokyo itself.
Here are the details from my phone under the "Services Status" screen:
Connection: Mobile Network
BB Internet Service Connection: Not Connected
BB Enterprise Server: Not Connected
Mobile Network - 4 bars (typically)
1x (not sure what this is)
Mobile network provider: International (not really a company like vodophone or similar)
So, It doesn't look like I can get any email or other data services here in Tokyo.
Originally Posted by brianky2
One of my co-workers claims his 8830 was able to make and receive calls when he was in Japan last week (Tokyo area). No data but voice was working.
Is there a new roaming agreement between Sprint and Japanese telcos to allow 8830 to roam in Japan?
I have tried this on my previous trips to Japan and never got a signal.
From the other posts here (yes -- I used the search feature already!), 8830 is previously noted as not compatible with Japan CDMA standard.
My question is --- did something change in last 1-2 months to suddenly allow 8830 to roam in Japan?
My colleague also notes that data roaming was working in S. Korea.