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Old 05-28-2010, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tomorrow I am purchasing a 9700 that is locked to t-mobile. I was wondering if I am going to have any issues with unlocking and locking it to AT&T?
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They use different frequencies.
Voice and SMS will be fine, but you won't get 3G or UMA on it - all you will get is EDGE.
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Oh bummer, I don't think I will be able to operate without 3G.
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I just have to ask ... why would you buy a T-Mobile 9700 if you want to use it on AT&T?
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You can get unlock code for blackberry 9700 by third party after unlock blackberry 9700 you can use any GSM network Sim card around the world
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I just have to ask ... why would you buy a T-Mobile 9700 if you want to use it on AT&T?
Because I am still within contract and I can't find a AT&T 9700 for a reasonable price.
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You can get unlock code for blackberry 9700 by third party after unlock blackberry 9700 you can use any GSM network Sim card around the world
Yeah I understand that, I was just curious if I was going to have any issues like not being able to use 3G which I just recently found out.
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However, Rogers is the same 3G frequency as AT&T, and I believe Bell and Telus 9700 models are also.
So, if you could find one of them for the same price as a T-mobile 9700, you'll be able to have 3G.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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However, Rogers is the same 3G frequency as AT&T, and I believe Bell and Telus 9700 models are also.
So, if you could find one of them for the same price as a T-mobile 9700, you'll be able to have 3G.
Just writing to confirm that Rogers is the same 3G frequency as AT&T and the version of the 9700 that Bell & Telus sells is also compatible with AT&T's 3G network. I've heard that Rogers 9700 is easier to unlock than the version that is sold by Bell or Telus.

On a somewhat similar note, the only Canadian carrier that offers a Bold 9700 that isn't compatible with AT&T's 3G network is Wind... Wind's Bold 9700 is compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network.

All versions of the 9700 will work with AT&T's GSM/GPRS/EDGE network... just not their 3G network.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Just writing to confirm that Rogers is the same 3G frequency as AT&T and the version of the 9700 that Bell & Telus sells is also compatible with AT&T's 3G network. I've heard that Rogers 9700 is easier to unlock than the version that is sold by Bell or Telus.

On a somewhat similar note, the only Canadian carrier that offers a Bold 9700 that isn't compatible with AT&T's 3G network is Wind... Wind's Bold 9700 is compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network.

All versions of the 9700 will work with AT&T's GSM/GPRS/EDGE network... just not their 3G network.
Alright thanks alot.
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