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Old 02-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am considering grabbing one of these unlocked at some point in the next few months for use on TMO. I know the Rogers model is not out but coming. (march?)

I know VZW has the CDMA side and both models unlocked will work on TMO-USA. I guess what I don't uderstand is the whole 2100/1700 mhz spectrum. I am asuming I would not want the Verizon model but will the Rogers phone be the same as the Voda handset in terms of supporting respective bands etc?

Would it be best to wait for the Rogers Storm?
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The 9500 or 9530 will not work in North America on GSM carriers for 3G. It is yet to be seen the specs on Rogers Storm but I would say it will NOT work on T-Mobile for 3G.
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The 9500 or 9530 will not work in North America on GSM carriers for 3G. It is yet to be seen the specs on Rogers Storm but I would say it will NOT work on T-Mobile for 3G.
So TMO-USA uses 1700 MHz for 3G? Does ATT use 1700 MHz or 2100 MHz?
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So TMO-USA uses 1700 MHz for 3G? Does ATT use 1700 MHz or 2100 MHz?
1700 T-Mobile

850/1900 AT&T

2100 The rest of the world.


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1700 T-Mobile

850/1900 AT&T

2100 The rest of the world.


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Troy,

I'm Adryana my husband gave me a Vodafone Storm unlocked for Valentine's Day, I'm on t-Mobile, I called tmo several times and they said that I can't not use the Storm with them. I could conect the email, messenger, but I can not use the internet. Plesae, Can you help me?
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I'm Adryana my husband gave me a Vodafone Storm unlocked for Valentine's Day, I'm on t-Mobile, I called tmo several times and they said that I can't not use the Storm with them. I could conect the email, messenger, but I can not use the internet. Plesae, Can you help me?
I do not own a Storm but I believe under advanced settings TCP you need to enter wap.voicestream.com for the APN entry or wherever that is on the Storm.

This is what gets you "out"
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I did it, but it don't work. I can speak, use the blackberry messenger and the email but I can't not use the browser
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Crackberry.com has a great how-to on getting everything working. I did mine last night. Worked great. Have the browser and everything working. All but the my-faves, which I could care less about.
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Now i work Tech for ATT and i got the 9500 gonna use w/ ATT...from what ive read (and awhole lot of reading) either or the 9500/9530 will work, i just got the 9500 cause i dont need CDMA..ive done my research, for TMO check this out, theres an exact guide for ATT and works flawless...

(replace h**p with http)
h**p://forums.crackberry.com/f135/howto-get-all-features-browser-mms-working-t-mobile-w-unlocked-storm-95xx-106023/

as described, setup your BIS account and resend service books.. a few other pieces of info i found seem to be very contributing to setting all this up on our GSM networks..(ATT and Tmo)

after finished Register on the Network... Options>Advanced Options>Host Routing Table>Menu>Register Now..

Check this to manualy set your browser settings, in my case for ATT.. wap.cingular

h**p://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/4652/Set_the_default_browser_configuration_26077_11.jsp

This shows how to manualy select your network, search for Tmo and select

h**p://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/4652/Switch_wireless_networks_manually_26946_11.jsp


Hope this helps...as for the Rogers version from the specs that i can find online it still states 2100mhz so not gonna work on 3g, now the specs could be incorrect..but as the case if it is 2100mhz def wont work w/ us on ATT/Tmo..needs 1900 and 1700 for 3g

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