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Old 11-24-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is more of a research aproach first. I'm now own the BlackBerry Pearl with T-Mobile as my carrier. If I do decide to buy a BB Bold unlocked without contract, is it as simple as taking the SIM card out of my Pearl and insert it into the Bold and expect it work? Or, is it more involved than this?
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if its unlocked it will work

the bold will register it self to the network and it will be up and running
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I feel here in UK T-Mobile have unofficial released Bold to some customers. And they have firmware on their download support on t-mob-UK website.

I feel suggests that T-MOB can support Bold;

However I have learned that some user have difficulties with some features?

I am hoping to stick T-MOB simcard in unlocked Bold soon. However I hope that I am not restrict to 2G or 'edge' as opposing to 3G and 'EDGE' and I hope I have full functionality (internet browising PUSH email etc etc etc)
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This is more of a research aproach first. I'm now own the BlackBerry Pearl with T-Mobile as my carrier. If I do decide to buy a BB Bold unlocked without contract, is it as simple as taking the SIM card out of my Pearl and insert it into the Bold and expect it work? Or, is it more involved than this?
yes, you will get EDGE as your signal indicator and no 3G service, however.
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So is that mean there will not be an improvement in Inertnet surfing vs. my Pearl?
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Well if the OP is in UK he/she will get 3G I have heard it works here in UK.
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Well if the OP is in UK he/she will get 3G I have heard it works here in UK.
Correct, I assume Tmobile US, not UK.
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I live in the US. So that means 3G will not work with T-Mobile then, correct?
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No, no 3G on T-Mobile. You'll get EDGE just like on your current BB. You also won't get the built-in web browser or email without jumping through some hoops.
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I see. So unless I change carrier or T-Mobile updates, it's best I stay with my BB Pearl, right?
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I would change carriers, lol. The Bold is awesome.
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There are some people who have used unlocked Bolds on TmobUSA successfully. the problem/workaround is the browser, but it can be done. Do a search, I think the person who figured it out was on Crackberry forum.
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I have to use BOLD on Tmo twice so far and TMO keeps telling me that they do not have service books for Bold. so it will not work. their a workaround that our friends posted to my last posting. I have not tried it yet but right of box an unlocked bold will not work on TMO netwrok
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There are some people who have used unlocked Bolds on TmobUSA successfully. the problem/workaround is the browser, but it can be done. Do a search, I think the person who figured it out was on Crackberry forum.
Yep. Member name is ptaylor from CrackBerry Forums. It has been reposted on our forums.. With permission of course.

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