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Old 07-07-2008, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope everyone had a Happy 4th!

I know that Verizon is CDMA and I think Oz is GSM, however, can I get a sim card when I am over there to use?
Any alternatives if not?
Thanks folks!
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There is no sim card slot in your 8130. Your 8130 is CDMA only, sorry. You'll need a different phone.
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Alternative: get 8830 from Verizon.
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I know that Verizon is CDMA and I think Oz is GSM, however, can I get a sim card when I am over there to use?
It's not so much a question of the two networks as it is a question of whether or not your device supports those two networks and the frequencies that they use. You can always look up device specs at Blackberry.com. The 8130, however, is CDMA only.

You'd need an 8830 if you want a device that supports both.
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There are no CDMA networks left Australia. Telstra pulled out of CDMA in favor of GSM.

My 8100 Pear (T-Mobile) worked great while in Sydney a month ago.

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Hope everyone had a Happy 4th!

I know that Verizon is CDMA and I think Oz is GSM, however, can I get a sim card when I am over there to use?
Any alternatives if not?
Thanks folks!
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