Originally Posted by headtailgrep
read the manual? GSM means phone service only. gprs means you have a data connection, but not to the Blackberry network. GPRS means you are connected to the Blackberry network. This is all outlined in the manual.
Thak you mymitsu3kgt, I just wanted this confirmed.
headtailgrep you make it sound all so easy. I did outline the difference between GSM, gprs and GPRS in my original post (after reading the online manual - there was no manual with my 8700 that explained this). After hours of research on the Net I have only found misleading information about which countries the BlackBerry service is available in. And it's not as easy as looking to see if the carrier sells BlackBerry handsets. T-Mobile is an international carrier, and they sell Blackberries, they even have a picture of one on thier Croatian website, but I'm 85% certain that they dont offer the BlackBerry service in that country while they do in others. 4 Australian phone companies have told me as much, but people in my firm keep pointing to "GPRS" being available on T-Mobile after checking out the T-Mobile website.
I thought the Blackberry website would have a list of countries the service was available in, and which carriers in those countries that offer the service - but they don't. :(