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Old 03-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there,

Does anyone know if its possible to get an unlocked t mobile GSM 8100 to work on the Virgin Canada network with he HSPA system?

Any help would be so appreciated!!

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Old 03-23-2010, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HSPA is effectively 3G (slightly faster)
a 8100 can only do 2G = GPRS.
So, no you would need a 3G BB.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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HSPA is effectively 3G (slightly faster)
a 8100 can only do 2G = GPRS.
So, no you would need a 3G BB.
Dont think the 9700 even does HSPA (probly can with an update) but another place says Tmo doesnt even have any HSPA handsets out
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Yes the 9700 does HSPA.
Otherwise Bell, Telus etc who have a HPSA network (but still run their CDMA network), wouldn't be selling them.
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By default or by firmware?

Was reading about tmo rolling out HSPA, but it specifically mentioned no HSPA handsets yet
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Theory, by default.
Like i said, Bell who run a HSPA network would not be able to sell and use the 9700 otherwise.
If t-mobile hasnt implemented a HSPA network, thats the network problem, not the device.

Besides, the OP question was about using a 8100 on HSPA in canada on Virgin.
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I know, just wanted to pick your brain there for a minute
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Ahh fair-do's!
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