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Old 12-08-2005, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking around for a list of carriers that support blackberries in europe.. so I can use the data services. I'm on a hosted BES with link2exchange.

I may be in europe for a few months next year, in either Poland / Germany. I know vodafone and t mobile in germany do, but can't seem to find much about Poland? anyone know about europe in general where I might be able to find such info?
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According to T-Mobile you can get the GPRS signal in Poland with them so I would be surprised if you wouldn't get it with Vodaphone aswell.

I don't know of a list of carriers unfortunately however I think you'll find that you can use your BB in all of the European Countries.
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anyone know about europe in general where I might be able to find such info?
Check with your wireless provider their GRPS roaming agreements with European countries.

Another way is to find if RIM has an agreement with a provider from the country you plan to travel to. If they do- that provider will support data roaming for any blackberry that uses the same type of wireless network.
How to find? Open www.rim.com, enter country name in Search field in the right top corner.

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I tried Poland:

Sep 15, 2004 RIM and Polska Telefonica Cyfrowa to Introduce BlackBerry in Poland

You should be fine.

Also, make sure your blackberry uses GSM/GPRS network and one of the newer models: tri-band or quad-band.

Nextel and CDMA Blackberries will not work in Europe because European countries run GSM networks.

If you have older device which is dual or single band (one or two frequencies) you may not be able to get data and voice in some of European countries if their wireless providers run on different frequency.

Quad-band 8700 or 7100 are safe bet, you should research if you have different model.
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