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7250Esq
03-15-2009, 04:27 PM
Does anyone know for sure whether the VZW 8830 will get data support in Tokyo? Global Data pointed me to this map, and says I will:

Calling From Japan (http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Global_Email/Asia-Pacific/Japan.html)

I don't necessarily trust this map or the agent.

This thread is rather ambiguous and doesn't address VZ:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8800-series-discussion/148181-8830-roaming-japan-now-works.html

Thank you!

dankarlinski
03-15-2009, 04:29 PM
Wirelessly posted (My Bold)

It should. It is a world phone

7250Esq
03-15-2009, 05:15 PM
Wirelessly posted (My Bold)

It should. It is a world phone

Not to be sarcastic, but just because it's called a "world phone" doesn't mean it will work anywhere on Earth that man can set foot. It didn't work a couple years ago when I was in Japan, and many other people have reported the same.

mriff
03-15-2009, 07:29 PM
My 8830 was a brick in Japan a year ago.

penguin3107
03-15-2009, 07:49 PM
The Storm will work in Japan because it supports UMTS. The 8830 will not.

bpdunsta
03-15-2009, 08:28 PM
My 8830 was a brick in Japan a year ago.

Same here. I was in Japan (various parts, including Tokyo) from 9/1 - 12/17 of 2008. BB8830 on Verizon was useless the whole time.

grinch
03-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Wirelessly posted

Japan no longer has 2G service, it is 3G only. This is why the new "World Edition" phones have a 2100MHz UMTS radio included with them now (i.e. The Storm).

scott_see
05-07-2009, 01:36 PM
My wife has an 8830 and had to switch to a Storm to get data in Japan. We'll find out if it works in a couple of days. Voice should work on either.