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Old 03-04-2011, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Flashing from Sprint to Metro

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Hi,
Please be patient with me I'm new to this whole flashing thing. My phone broke and a friend gave me thier BB 9630 (I think). I would like to use it with Metro or another no contract company (or a reasonable contract amt).

Also I noticed alot of people are referring to CDMA & GSM what do those acronymns stands for? and how can I tell what kind mine is?

I would greatly appreciate anyone who could help me.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Flashing from Sprint to Metro

CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access. Used by Sprint and Verizon.
GSM: Global System for Mobile (communications). Used by T-Mobile and AT&T.

GSM is the world standard generally speaking and is far more common. All of Europe is GSM. The benefits of one standard over the other is a subject of much debate. It's similar in broad terms to the differences in AM radios vs. FM radios.

Your 9630 Tour is what is knows as a "world phone". It's primary bands are CDMA, but it has a slot for a GSM sim card designed to let the user roam overseas on the GSM networks.


I have no experience with MetroPCS. I do know that you need a carrier that offers a true BlackBerry data plan to make use of any data services. Without it you can use the phone and text messages only.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Flashing from Sprint to Metro

The 9630 works on Boost Mobile CDMA. Calling, text, MMS, native browser will work on the PAYGO and $50.00 unlimited plans.
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Jesus H! When will this workaround scheiß quit?!?
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Hi not sure what you mean.
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