BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2011, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Model: 8220
Carrier: orange
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default BB 9900 compatibility to networks

Please Login to Remove!


according to:
New BlackBerry Bold Touch Screen Phones Specifications on their site the 9900 has the following networks:

# 9900:
# UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz or 2100/1700/900 MHz
# GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
# HSDPA: 14.4 Mbps
# HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps

what does this "or" mean in the UMTS description?
a) does it have both
b) just one of both?

my principle requirements would be:
- works in the US
- works in switzerland
- works in japan
- works on south korea, is the 9900 the right mobile for me?
Old 08-03-2011, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: Class
OS: 10.3.1
PIN: 3324918D
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,055
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 311 Times in 296 Posts
Default Re: BB 9900 compatibility to networks

The different UMTS bands are for different carrier's 3G bands. There will be a T-Mobile version sporting the 2100/1700 frequency and a version for AT&T and the rest of the GSM world using 2100/1900/850/800.

The second one should work everywhere but Korea. It *might* work there but no guarantees. Korea has it's own hybrid frequency for cell phones.
Old 08-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Dubdub's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 783 Times in 743 Posts
Default Re: BB 9900 compatibility to networks

Japan also has been problematic for BBs and other cell devices. Typically, you need a phone from a Japanese carrier, but I think that has evolved and might not be as big an issue any longer. Need to chat with people who regularly go where you travel and see which device they use.
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Old 08-03-2011, 09:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
Spam Reporter
dc/dc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IAD
Model: 6230
Carrier: Voicestream
Posts: 14,530
Post Thanks: 220
Thanked 345 Times in 311 Posts
Default Re: BB 9900 compatibility to networks

Here's the straight talk on Japan and Korea from my personal experience:

Either version a of a given UMTS BlackBerry device (1700/2100/900 for T-Mobile USA et al. or 850/900/1900/2100 for AT&T et al.) will function in both Korea and Japan for roaming purposes.

Now, seeing that Orange is your provider, you are in Europe or the UK, so the only model that will even be available to you will be the one with 850/900/1900/2100, so you won't even have to worry about making a choice, and as long as your provider has a data roaming agreement with providers in those countries, your device will work.
I h8 txtspk.
Old 08-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Model: 8220
Carrier: orange
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: BB 9900 compatibility to networks

OK guys, cool!

so i am going to preorder it .. thanks.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads for: BB 9900 compatibility to networks
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sync Contacts between BB and PC philiprbuttall General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 5 02-16-2011 07:38 AM
Web Development on BB KOMPASTV Developer Forum 7 05-13-2009 07:18 AM
bb light conflicting with bb alerts liguy2005 Aftermarket Software 0 01-30-2009 10:39 AM
my particular situation... BB - gmail - outlook *newbie*alert* megaphone General BlackBerry Discussion 1 07-12-2008 09:33 PM
Upcoming BB Media Sync - Mac compatibility? bfrederick Mac Users Corner 4 05-29-2008 08:26 PM

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.