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Old 02-02-2006, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Further to my Original Post about EVDO w/Telus..

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As I had mentioned, I was told at the time, by a higher up in Telus that the 7250 would get a software upgrade mid>late January to allow them to take advantage of the EVDO network..

As it's February, and we haven't heard anything, I thought I'd email my guy at Telus and see what he said..

This was the response:


The target date for the 7250 upgrade is March - we are still working with RIM on the software.

We have launched the blackberry 7130e with EVDO and that is in market now. Also the new RAZR phone is coming out this week and is EVDO compatible and can tether to your laptop for high speed



So now, I guess we wait til March.

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Old 02-02-2006, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any word on when EVDO coverage is going to expand outside of the really big cities? I'm in Kingston now and am heading to Ottawa this September.. I would love EVDO to be available there when I arrive I can't see them neglecting Ottawa for too too much longer.

And while it sucks, it's not surprising that they've missed the mid-late January target date.. code acceptance with carriers is a tough business and there's usually delays.

Further on this thread.. have any Telus folks tried using one of the other carriers' versions of 4.1 with any success? I've heard others on this forum being able to do it.. and if so, was it worth it?
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Any word on when EVDO coverage is going to expand outside of the really big cities? I'm in Kingston now and am heading to Ottawa this September.. I would love EVDO to be available there when I arrive I can't see them neglecting Ottawa for too too much longer.

... have any Telus folks tried using one of the other carriers' versions of 4.1 with any success? I've heard others on this forum being able to do it.. and if so, was it worth it?
Telstra is the first to release 4.1 code for the 7250 and has been installed on several handhelds under several different carriers with (generally) good results:

OS 4.1.0.268 Released for 7250

The 4.1 OS technically does support both EvDO and tethering but, so far, I have not heard of any Canadian users (Telus/Bell/Aliant) having success with connectivity. Although the OS and handheld are ready to go there may be some account provisioning that is needed for EvDO and tethering.
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Using another carrier's 4.1 version won't enable EVDO, as a PRL update must also be done.

Thanks for the update...I guess we'll need to wait a little while longer for EVDO and tethering...
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Using another carrier's 4.1 version won't enable EVDO, as a PRL update must also be done...
Hmmm... Since the 7130 is enabled with EvDO, presumably it has the PRL needed to enable an EvDO connection. Is there anything proprietary about a PRL for a specific peice of hardware? It's just a routing table right?

Anyone have an idea if there's an equivalent to the *228 command for Bell Mobility's network to initiate a PRL update OTA?

Any way to manually update the PRL?
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I'm waiting for the official release of 4.1 before I update. Looking forward to EVDO, anyone know if Telus is going to charge more to use it becuase if so I'm not going to pay. They get enought money from me each month as it is for unlimited usage.
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Hi everyone,

First off, there is no extra charge for EVDO.

I've tried the 7130e as a tethering modem - works great with EVDO. Was getting very nice download speeds (from 30k to 300kB/s)
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