BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2007, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
JSylvia007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seekonk, MA, USA
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.423
PIN: 2166B57D
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 317
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default World Phone?

Please Login to Remove!

Is the Pearl 8100c From Cingular a "World Phone"?

~Jake
Offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,796
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Yes - it is quad band GSM and will work in most countries. It will not work in Japan or South Korea and probably a few others....
Offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
JSylvia007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seekonk, MA, USA
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.423
PIN: 2166B57D
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 317
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks a bunch... On the phone right now trying to get my VP of Operations 8125 "Warrenty Replaced" with a Pearl... Wanted to make sure that it was a world phone... Us lowly IT people dont get to travel so I wasn't sure.

~JAKE
Offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa
Model: 8100
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Yes - it is quad band GSM and will work in most countries. It will not work in Japan
I don't think a phone that doesn't work in the world's second biggest economy rates the term "world phone".
Offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
tprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jamaica,Queens,NYC
Model: 9700
OS: 6.0.0.448
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 253
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Japan has a different system. Most phones you buy in north america will not work there.
__________________
Tprime
7100t,8700g,8100,8120 now<9700 Bold and playbook
Lets Go Mets!
Offline  
Old 02-01-2007, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
bimmerdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Model: NONE
Carrier: Bell Mobility
Posts: 153
Post Thanks: 8
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackberry_jack
I don't think a phone that doesn't work in the world's second biggest economy rates the term "world phone".
The Japan and Korea implemented 3G 2100 MHz networks before anywhere else in the world. They are among the only countries in the world that don't have a GSM network in the 800/900/1800/1900 MHz bands. GSM is the only technology that can truly be called a global technology.

Take a look at the coverage map on www dot gsmworld dot com slash roaming slash GSM_WorldPoster2006A.pdf. The poster depicts 3G 2100 MHz as well so it's a bit misleading, but the point is made - GSM covers almost the entire world population. (Sorry, I can't post an URL.)
Offline  
Old 02-02-2007, 05:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,796
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackberry_jack
I don't think a phone that doesn't work in the world's second biggest economy rates the term "world phone".
I think most people would disagree with you.
Offline  
Old 02-02-2007, 08:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
YMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.348
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 389
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
I think most people would disagree with you.
I'm one.
__________________
Mark
Offline  
Old 02-03-2007, 10:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ottawa
Model: 8100
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
I think most people would disagree with you.
Yeah? Doesn't say much for their faculties.

When you step off the plane in Tokyo, capital of the world's second biggest economy and world center of cellphone technology, and your "world phone" turns into an expensive paperweight in your pocket, you might come around to my way of thinking.
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





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.