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Old 04-07-2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know which carrier Blackberry will work in Shanghai China? We currently have Cingular but there web site only shows Hong Kong with coverage.
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Old 04-07-2005, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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China Mobile appears to have coverage in most of western China; Shanghai is not on the map I looked at. T-Mobile has a roaming agreement with China Mobile; they run on the 900 MHz frequency. What BlackBerry do you have (Cingular tends to forget about the 900 MHz band).
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I have the 7290
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No any coverage in China now. But you can use normal call and SMS in China by 900/1800. If your BB have been unlocked, you also can use local SIM to save your money there. I'm using BB7230 in standalone model in China.
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Yes, BB works in China, Beijing and ShangHai. As long you have roaming activated and when you select a network it gives you a "GPRS" (in caps) then it works. T-Mobile have a roaming with almost all China cell providers.
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Email does not work in china with my bb7280.In America ,my carrier is cingular .when i trip to china ,it roaming to China Unicom not China Mobile.China Unicom doesn't support GPRS .So my email does not work,only the voice and sms work .what should i do?will any one give some suggestions ?
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Email does not work in china with my bb7280.In America ,my carrier is cingular .when i trip to china ,it roaming to China Unicom not China Mobile.China Unicom doesn't support GPRS .So my email does not work,only the voice and sms work .what should i do?will any one give some suggestions ?
CHina Mobile is the only Chinese provider that will support the BB. You need to manually select a network by going to:

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change to maual slection and look for China Mobile, then try to logon. You must have international roaming activated on your account for it to work.
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If China Mobile is on GSM 900, it will not work with the 7280. Cingular made that an 850/1800/1900 device.
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If China Mobile is on GSM 900, it will not work with the 7280. Cingular made that an 850/1800/1900 device.
You're right. Didn't realize they made anything with that band configuration. 1800 is pretty useless unless you're in Europe. 900 covers a lot more networks.
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I know ;)

I just double checked on GSMWorld and T-Mobile's coverage web site. China Mobile, which has a roaming agreement with T-Mobile is exclusively on the 900 MHz band. A good reason for a quad band device....
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I work renting BB's for global roaming. GSM world is a great source of information. We initially had some issues with the network in China, but it seems to be working fine now. Quad-band is definitely the way to go, but 900/1800/900 fits the bill most of the time. 850 is good for certain parts of the US and newer expanded coverage in Central/South America and Carribean. 900 and 1900 are the two key ones though.
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HI THIS IS ROYAN I OWN A BLACK BERRY 8700G I NEED TO KNOW WHICH SIM CARD TO USE HERE IN CHINA - WHICH REQUIRES 3V - IF ANY ONE IS USING BLACK BERRY IN CHINA PLS ADVISE WHERE I CAN FIND THIS ONE - DO REPLY TO [email address] - THANKYOU ROYAN
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