12-20-2010, 04:01 PM
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| | Re: Roaming Blackberry in Argentina?
Allow me to clarify - my Blackberry came from my employer in Melbourne Australia. It is an Optus handset. It is unblocked/unlocked (I checked using the procedure detailed in this mighty fine forum.)
My Blackberry works only sometimes here in NZ. Only when I'm in the city. And even then it drops out sometimes. Reason is, I have a Telecom NZ SIM card in it. And Telecom NZ operate, as mentioned, on 2100/850. Optus in Australia operate on 2100/900, as do Vodafone and 2degrees in New Zealand.
I have been supplied a handset from Telecom NZ and have proven this point beyond doubt. The handset supplied gets a full strength signal where my Blackberry had no signal.
Of course, you might think that my Blackberry has a fault. But when you manually scan for networks, the Blackberry gets a fantastic signal strength from four networks: Vodafone NZ 2G, Vodafone NZ 4G, 2degrees 2G and 2degrees 3G. The 'SOS' icon appears on the Blackberry. This means you can make a call, but only an emergency call because you are not our customer.
And both Vodafone and 2degrees operate on 2100/900 just like Optus Australia, where the Blackberry came from.