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ballin809 06-10-2009 04:25 PM

Help, please!
 
Hey everyone (new to bbforums) Umm, well my situacion is i live in Dominican Republic and im going to move to new jersey, i have a blackberry bold i bought over here and unlocked it a couple of weeks ago, so i was wondering if i can use it in the New jersey and what carrier do you recommend?

kirrinjones 06-10-2009 04:33 PM

Welcome to the forums. If its unlocked then you can use it on any carrier. The carrier recommendation would probably be more weighted on pricing, as we don't know what your spending power is, so we could say go with Verizon, but your spending power might not be in line with Verizon's packages :)

penguin3107 06-10-2009 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by kirrinjones (Post 1403455)
Welcome to the forums. If its unlocked then you can use it on any carrier. The carrier recommendation would probably be more weighted on pricing, as we don't know what your spending power is, so we could say go with Verizon, but your spending power might not be in line with Verizon's packages :)

This is the worst example you could have possibly given.
Verizon isn't even a possibility since you can't use the Bold on their network at all.

An unlocked Bold would be compatible with a GSM carrier in the US, such as AT&T or T-Mobile.

To the OP... look at AT&T or T-Mobile.
Both will work fine with your device.

jsconyers 06-10-2009 04:40 PM

You cannot use it on Verizon as Verizon is a CDMA carrier. It's a different technology. The Bold is a GSM device. T-Mobile and AT&T will most likely be your best bets. You should be able to test out their networks for 14 - 30 days depending on their policy. I am not sure how coverage is for those companies in Jersey. I know there are users from Jersey that frequent this forum and will probably chime in with some insight.

Also, welcome to the forums.

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:41 PM

Thanks for the welcome, this phone is Gsm. I saw on the maps of each carrier At&t and t-mobile in new jersey and they had very good signal. Dont know if its just lying or what lol?

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:48 PM

So i guess the question right now is which is better for me At&t or T-mobile right? T-mobiles price are good but i dont know which one should i really get.

jsconyers 06-10-2009 04:52 PM

Coverage is first and foremost IMO. You're going to want reliable coverage for where you live, work, and travel.

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:54 PM

I guess so but also is pricing because with this bad economy saving money is also important...

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:55 PM

But also i heard that with at&t u keep your minutes and with t-mobile you dont...

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:55 PM

Oh and another question can i use my the internet with pre-paid or do i need a plan?

penguin3107 06-10-2009 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ballin809 (Post 1403478)
I guess so but also is pricing because with this bad economy saving money is also important...

The pricing is similar between both carriers.
The main difference you'll notice is that you won't be able to use the 3G feature of the Bold if you go with T-Mobile.

AT&T will allow you to take advantage of all of the features of your Bold, including 3G.

ballin809 06-10-2009 04:58 PM

Lol are u serious? lol wow but t-mobile has 3g...

penguin3107 06-10-2009 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ballin809 (Post 1403485)
Lol are u serious? lol wow but t-mobile has 3g...

T-Mobile's 3G network uses a different wireless frequency, and it's not one that the Bold supports.

ballin809 06-10-2009 05:05 PM

So i guess ill have to go with At&t, what plans do you recommend or can i use internet and stuff with pre-paid?

penguin3107 06-10-2009 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ballin809 (Post 1403494)
So i guess ill have to go with At&t, what plans do you recommend or can i use internet and stuff with pre-paid?

Pre-paid won't give you any data features on the BlackBerry.
If it were me... I'd subscribe to a BIS data plan (about $30 per month) and you'll get all the data features on the BlackBerry. (Web Browsing, Email, PIN messaging, BlackBerry Messenger, IM, etc.)

If you only need to use phone and SMS with the occasional web browsing, then you can get away with a pre-paid plan and use the WiFi browser on the device when you're near a WiFi network.

Your needs will determine what is best for you.
Don't let anyone tell you that you NEED to get a data plan. It's your choice.

ballin809 06-10-2009 05:09 PM

What if i do more data and less talking and texting what do u recommend?

penguin3107 06-10-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ballin809 (Post 1403500)
What if i do more data and less talking and texting what do u recommend?

Personal BlackBerry Data Plan (BIS)
$30 per month.

ballin809 06-10-2009 05:14 PM

Oh so i will have data plan but no calling or texting rite?

penguin3107 06-10-2009 05:17 PM

No, you'll need a calling plan as well. Choose the lowest amount of minutes per month.
I don't know what that is or what it costs.

You don't need a texting plan if you don't want one.

My best guess is that you're looking around $60-$70 per month in total.

ballin809 06-10-2009 05:19 PM

Man thanks for all the answers man!!!!! You should work in At&t or something lol thnx alot man!!


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