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Old 07-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unlocked BB Storm purchased in USA, will work on Indian simcard/carriers?

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I am a new BB Storm user (started since yesterday!). So please pardon me if my questions sounds really silly.

I purchased an unlocked blackberry storm in USA. The initial carrier was verizon before unlocking. After unlocking, I tried it on my friend's at&t sim card and it seemed to work fine. However, I do not live in the US and I intend to take the phone to India and use my Indian sim card (Airtel).

I went through a number of forums and blogs before my friend suggested this forum and I just want to know for sure if I will be able to use it on my Indian sim card. My network carrier in India, Airtel provides mobile & fixed wireless services through GSM technology!

I have inserted my Indian simcard here and it doesnt show any error messages like sim locked or anything. However it doesnot show any coverage here (which is of course understandable).

I will be requiring just the basic utilities like phone/text/mms, internet/email/fb/twitter etc.

please let me know

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Old 07-25-2009, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you will need a BB data plan for access for email/internet/facebook/twitter etc.

it should work. the GSM frequency of airtel and the frequencies the storm is capable of is the same, so i dont see why it isnt working.
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Moved to more appropriate forum.

As mentioned above, you will need a BB data plan for email and Internet access but you might have problems if your carrier does not support the 9500 series, since it will not be able to provide the proper service books. Look at the sticky at the top of this forum for suggestions on getting them. The sticky is for US ATT and T-mo, but it might offer a workaround for getting the proper service books.

As for working now, if your Airtel SIM is valid and has a voice and roaming plan established, it should work now. Might take a few minutes to lock on however. Have you tried it in another GSM device to make sure the SIM works?
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i'm not concerned about the mobile working here in the USA, because I will be leaving in a week.

i just want to know if it is going to work in India, with the airtel sim-card. when i meant it was not showing any network coverage, i meant here in the USA with my Indian sim-card.

thanks for the information. so based your posts i can assume my bb storm will work in india?
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Well it will i got one from USA got it unlocked in India & i got it working as a mordem as well & connected internet with the help of it as well.
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hey dude
i have 9530 unlocked from telus and i am using in airtel india , gujarat..its works like a charm. only thing you can't use gprs service on blackberry.you have to go billing plan for any provider to get blackberry internet services..
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