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Old 04-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I am new to BB and just have a quick question. I am getting an offer to buy an unlocked T-Mobile Bold 9700, however, I live in Canada and I heard that unlocked T-Mobile bold will not pick up Roger's 3G network in Canada. How true is that and why?

Thanks in advance for your reply...
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's true. They use different radio frequencies. A T-Mobile Bold 9700 will not work on Rogers. I believe an AT&T 9700 will work on Rogers.
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thanks for your help. appreciate it!
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So I am not a big "Data Plan" user and I have asked Rogers to block my 3G Data services becuase I use WIFI and don't want to be charged for DATA. My question is: Does blocking 3G services effect the network reception (voice calls) at all?

Also, could you tell me whether I can use any blackberry Applications on wifi like you can use on the iPhone. such as facebook, weather network, email system or do I have to subscribe to data plan in order to use these apps?

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No, blocking DATA should not hamper VOICE usage whatsoever.

No, and "DATA" that uses any of BlackBerry services will NOT work without a valid BlackBerry specific data plan. You should be able to use a 3rd party browser like Opera over wifi for SOME things... but getting it installed on your BlackBerry without a data plan will be tough... and without a BlackBerry DATA plan, your experience will be severely hampered/restricted.
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Thanks for the info...
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But as NJ said above, you will not get any 3g voice reception with a TMobile Bold. You will only get edge...it likely won't matter but just thought it best to be clear.
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