BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Virgin Mobile Canada

Please Login to Remove!

Hi There,

I had a Blackberry Curve but destroyed the phone(don't ask) so I purchased a Storm(9530) from ebay to replace it. I am on the Virgin Canada network and am wondering if this is going to work? I am currently getting it unlocked and hoping that everythign magically works once that is done but am afraid it won't.

Can anyone provide any insight?


oh the Storm is a Bell Canada unit...

Thanks,
Matt

Last edited by cdn_traveller : 02-01-2011 at 02:16 PM.
Offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Model: 8530
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Koodo
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Virgin Mobile Canada

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdn_traveller View Post
Hi There,

I had a Blackberry Curve but destroyed the phone(don't ask) so I purchased a Storm(9530) from ebay to replace it. I am on the Virgin Canada network and am wondering if this is going to work? I am currently getting it unlocked and hoping that everythign magically works once that is done but am afraid it won't.

Can anyone provide any insight?


oh the Storm is a Bell Canada unit...

Thanks,
Matt

Unfortunately the storm is not an HSPA device so as far as I know you would NOT be able to use it.
Offline  
Old 03-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,894
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 454 Times in 390 Posts
Default Re: Virgin Mobile Canada

The 9530 supports both CDMA and GSM (EDGE only). It should pick up and work fine on Virgin Canada. You will need to get a BlackBerry Data Plan.

Since Virgin doesn't offer the 9530, it won't support the Service Books. There are many, many threads about how to get devices working on networks that don't support them - it is a bit of a pain. Voice and SMS text will work fine, but getting BB specific functions on it will take some work.

HSPA has nothing to do with this. The 9530 just won't get 3G.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads for: Virgin Mobile Canada
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your Favorite Mobile Sites robbym General BlackBerry Discussion 324 04-20-2016 07:47 PM
[2005-10-31] Pocket Express™ for BlackBerry™ Wins Gold Star in Mobile Village® Awards EricHandmark BlackBerry In the News 0 10-31-2005 10:04 AM

Black Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Strawberries Name FREE Lady Pizazz
$10.0
Black Server  3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Strawberries  Name  FREE Lady Pizazz pictureBlack Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Peace Love Name FREE Lady Pizazz
$10.0
Black Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Peace Love Name FREE Lady Pizazz pictureBlack Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Flags USA Name FREE Lady Pizazz
$10.0
Black Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Flags USA Name FREE Lady Pizazz picture Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Glitter Stars Stripe Name FREE Lady Pizazz
$10.0
 Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Glitter Stars Stripe Name FREE Lady Pizazz pictureBlack Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Turtles Name FREE Lady Pizazz
$10.0
Black Server 3 Pocket Waitress Waist Apron Turtles Name FREE Lady Pizazz picture






Copyright © 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.