View Full Version : Unlocked 8830???

12-11-2007, 02:30 PM
So I have to ask.. Since the 8830 runs off of CDMA and GSM technology (When your overseas); couldn't you hypothetically unlock the phone to be used with American GSM bands? Or does it only have a European GSM Radio?:?

12-11-2007, 02:35 PM
It's foreign GSM only, doesn't work with US GSM.

12-11-2007, 02:41 PM
Hypothetically, yes. Factually no.

It won't work on North American GSM networks.

12-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Put another way, North American GSM runs on the 850 and 1900 MHz bands. The rest of the world is on 900 and 1800 MHz. The 8830 only has 900/1800 radio frequencies on it.