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Jarrod623 06-18-2009 07:55 PM

Gsm/edge/hsdpa
 
Will 9600 becoming to AT&T?

Its too soon for me to know the word around the at&t network of people, but I was hoping that maybe one of yall would know.

dankarlinski 06-18-2009 09:46 PM

Wirelessly posted (MY 8900)

There is no confirmed info on carrier.

Btw, what does your question have to do with gsm/hsdpa/edge?

ffejie 06-18-2009 09:46 PM

Probably not.

The GSM radio (like that in the 8830) doesn't work on AT&T's network. Also, you'd be lugging around a CDMA radio which would be useless for AT&T. If you want the 9600 for AT&T, you should probably get a Bold - they're basically the same with slightly different dimensions. They're "sister" devices.

dc/dc 06-19-2009 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ffejie (Post 1409508)
Probably not.

The GSM radio (like that in the 8830) doesn't work on AT&T's network. Also, you'd be lugging around a CDMA radio which would be useless for AT&T. If you want the 9600 for AT&T, you should probably get a Bold - they're basically the same with slightly different dimensions. They're "sister" devices.

Incorrect. The 9600 and 9530 contain GSM radios that will work on North American carriers like at&t and T-Mobile.

ffejie 06-19-2009 09:19 AM

Teaches me for assuming.... from the spec sheet:

8830: 900/1800 MHz GSM radios (Europe/Asia)
9630: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM radios (NA/EU/Asia) and 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA

So the real question here is what will happen if I go into an area with AT&T service but no VZW service... will I hop on the AT&T network?

However, I'm still assuming the Tour will never come to AT&T/TMobile - it would be useless to carry around that CDMA radio (instead of WiFi).

jsconyers 06-19-2009 09:22 AM

No, you will not roam on a GSM network as it would require a properly provisioned SIM card.

ffejie 06-19-2009 05:14 PM

So if I put my AT&T SIM card in the Tour - what happens then?

SgtRick 06-23-2009 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ffejie (Post 1410197)
So if I put my AT&T SIM card in the Tour - what happens then?

Was wondering the same thing myself.

SteveO86 06-23-2009 08:03 PM

AT&T got the Bold why wait?

duane534 06-27-2009 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveO86 (Post 1413392)
AT&T got the Bold why wait?

Check the Bold's app memory and camera. That's why.

SteveO86 06-27-2009 10:10 PM

I survived with an 8830 with 48 MB of memory for a loooong time... I am currently living with 96 MB on my Curve, I could easily live with 128 and above memory.

AT&T also has the 8900 don't they? Same specs as the Tour without the 3G but the 8900 Curve has Wifi.. So it's a small trade off.

whenimcool 07-06-2009 12:33 PM

Okay, I admit I'm not a whiz with all this network stuff. There are sellers on eBay who have advertised an unlocked Tour that can be useed with any of the major carriers, T-Mobile and Verizon. I want to get a Tour (I'm with Verizon right now) and if I get one through these sellers on eBay, will I be able to use it on Verizon until my contract expires and switch it to T-Mobile?

Thank you.

jsconyers 07-06-2009 12:38 PM

Yes, that correct. You could have the device unlocked and use it on T-Mobile when you decide to leave Verizon.

whenimcool 07-06-2009 01:07 PM

Thank you for the information. What if I bought a Tour from Verizon....would I later be able to use it on T-Mobile as well?

jsconyers 07-06-2009 01:48 PM

Yes, if you have the device unlocked you will be able to use it on other carriers. Just as there are users with the Verizon Storm on AT&T and T-Mobile.

whenimcool 07-06-2009 01:54 PM

Sweet. Thank you for your help. eBay/Verizon, may the least expensive seller win.


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