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Old 10-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Bold 9000 which is unlocked. It originally was using AT&T. Which carriers will work with this phone?

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AT&T - very expensive for blackberry (with required BB Plan they charged me over $110 per month)
T-Mobile - Sim kills the battery in two hours flat while in standby
Virgin - am told by customer service they do not use Sims

Any suggestions from someone who is successfully using a carrier with their BB 9000 would be highly appreciated.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You answered your own question.

In the United States, your GSM options are TMobile and AT&T. That device is a GSM device. It will only work on GSM networks.

AT&T is going to cost more than TMobile for a variety of reasons. AT&T requires a data plan.

No idea why the "Sim kills the battery in two hours". That makes no sense. TMobile will allow a BlackBerry on their network without a data plan.

Virgin is a CDMA carrier.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Perhaps the network is set to 2G & 3G, and being that the 9000 won't pick up T-mobile 3G, its draining the battery looking for a 3G signal.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses.

I did turn off the 3G function on the blackberry. Even went to a T-Mobile store and the gent there checked the settings and said it looked good -but- I doubt he was a techie.

I suppose I can always go back to AT&T and do the no contract $60 a month route which gives unlimited everything. Seems my only choice.
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I'm using 9000 on TMO and definitely not experiencing the battery drain! I doubt the SIM is responsible for this
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I'm using 9000 on TMO and definitely not experiencing the battery drain! I doubt the SIM is responsible for this
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Hmmm... maybe I need to find another T-mobile store where they know if my settings are correct. Dont know though. Took out the sim and the battery lasted 10 days before hitting 10%.
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Hello All

I have a BB Bold 9000 with small questions. I certicicate expired, how we reinprospata be valid? Then I have another question, use the BlackBerry Desktop Software v6.0.0.43. When contect your laptop and go to aplication, I see the following Required: Blackberry 4.6 System Software 4.6 Core Aplications Blackberry, Browser, Setup Aplication Email, and Phone. Can you help me please?
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a BB Bold 9000 with small questions. I certicicate expired, how we reinprospata be valid? Then I have another question, use the BlackBerry Desktop Software v6.0.0.43. When contect your laptop and go to aplication, I see the following Required: Blackberry 4.6 System Software 4.6 Core Aplications Blackberry, Browser, Setup Aplication Email, and Phone. Can you help me please?
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Agreed on above comment.

No contract and $60 a month.?? unlimited everything..? Up here in Canada that would be considered a SMokin Deal my friend..!! But then we get boned for near everything here cellular..for that matter we get pretty much boned on EVERYTHING...at least in Ab there is no HST.

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a BlackBerry model named BlackBerry 9000 i am using TATA Docomo as a prepaid connections.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm in Canada also, i don't have this phone, but for 60$ a month you get nothing here, i'm stuck with a large bill every month because if i don't pay this rediculous amount, i get crappy data service
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