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Old 01-19-2008, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Where would be a good online source to buy a 8310 (price wise) for unit itself w/o contract? I know there are Amazon and other big ones, but most of them have contract to go with it.

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Old 01-19-2008, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would check the Buy/Sell/Trade section of this site. I saw someone selling a Titanium 8310 today.
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I'm not sure how this will work in your location, but I purchsed an unlocked 8310 through Craigslist and have had no issues. Price was right and the transaction went smoothly, although I have heard horror stories from people and their experiences. Just be wise and if it doesn't feel right, don't go for it.
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Thanks for the response.

Does anyone know if I purchase the vodafone version from ebay uk, will the GPS and everything else works just like the ATT version? I'm afraid that the GPS locator will not work.

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If you get a device from Europe, pay particular attention to the keyboard layout. Not all European countries use the same keyboard we do. GPS will work.
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Thanks!

Still looking for any recommended source to buy online. Vodafone version would be nice..

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You also need to make sure it uses the US frequencies if you plan on using it here in the US. I know the 8707 is only GPRS capable in the US. Almost useless.

GPS should work no matter where you are as it is a worldwide network. The issue could be map coverage to get useful information, but I think BBMaps and GoogleMaps work in Europe.

Also check out the FAQ before buying a used BB. It is much different than buying a used cell phone. Will save you some headaches later on. Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ.com

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Thanks for the great info. I've checked that the UK Vodafone 8310 has 850 band as well us same keyboard layout as the US.

Does any know if I purchase 8310 Vodafone off ebay, I should be able to unlock it with gsmphonesource or some kind with ease correct? Also, I don't think purchasing Vodafone version would be have crippled function? Meaning everything should work just as the ATT version?

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