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Old 07-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks, first if i post in the wrong forum please apologize.

I am considering to buy for the first time a BB and my choice is the Storm. As they are incredible expensive here in Argentine i have chosen to buy one in Europe or USA.
So my question is, which one works in Argentine. Most offered unlocked versons are in Europe from 'Vodafone' and in the USA from 'Verizon' and others.
Which one (Europe or USA version) do i have to buy for using it in Argentine (Provider is 'Personal Argetina'), special regarding 3G. Or do both work.
One more question: Storm 9500 orr 9530?

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9530 is a CDMA device.
If you network is GSM, best go for the 9500
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9530 is a CDMA device.
If you network is GSM, best go for the 9500
Personal Argentina uses GSM 1900.
So if i buy the 9500 it doesn't matter if it is the European or USA Version, and will 3G work?
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theoretically i believe so.
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theoretically i believe so.
Thanks for your help. Perhaps somebody can confirm it as this 'theoretically' can cost me some dollars
Anyway, thanks again for your help
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The 3G signal might work as different carriers have different 3G bands, but the EDGE will work on the 9500 Storm, for you.

For example, in the USA, the 3G band for Verizon is not the same as the 3G band for AT&T, as is different the 3G band for Vodafone in Europe. 3G is a very generic term that can not be applied from carrier to carrier.
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Ok, searched a little bit. Here in Argentine we need in order to work with 3G following:
* Band V (W-CDMA 850)
* Band II (W-CDMA 1900)
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