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Old 09-26-2006, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pierre15208
What kind of network does KT Powertel use? (CDMA, GSM, iDEN) If they're offering a 7100i, it sounds like it's a iDEN(Nextel) network. If that's the case, your 8700 won't work due to incompatibility between the device(GSM) and the network(CDMA or iDEN). Even if they were running a GSM network, your BB would need to be unlocked and have a KT SIM card in order to work on their network.
Thanks Pierre - I think they are using the same network as Nextel since they are offering "push to talk" technology there. But for the life of me, I cannot find out more about their network ( I can't read korean!). I already have an unlocked 8700c from cingular (have to travel to europe a bit) and its worked well, however I'm very confused when it comes to Korea. I'm currently nearing the expiration of my contract with Cingular, so was thinking of entering into a plan witih Verizon to get the 8703e, with the hopes that it works in Korea since they seem to use CDMA more than GSM. Actually, I wasn't aware that Korea used GSM at all.