BlackBerry Forums Support Community

BlackBerry Forums Support Community (
-   General BlackBerry Discussion (
-   -   Blackberry 6280 usable in Australia?? (

foneb0i 04-14-2007 11:46 PM

Blackberry 6280 usable in Australia??
Hi, quick question here: I have a Blackberry 6280 (well several of them) and was wondering if this phone will operate in Australia. These phones are currently locked to a Canadian carrier and I need to know if they will work here before I go to the bother of unlocking them. I cannot make emergency calls on them and when I go to status it says no coverage - which makes me think they wont. Yet I have seen these phones advertised here on online shops but as far as I understand Optus, Telstra and Vodafone operate on the GSM 900 band, while these phones are GSM 850/1800/1900. Can someone please clarrify this for me.

foneb0i 04-16-2007 06:17 PM


ladydi 04-16-2007 06:44 PM

perhaps you should call the perspective carrier and ask them if they can give you service on the phone if it were unlocked.

NJBlackBerry 04-16-2007 07:29 PM

The 6280 is NOT a good BlackBerry for use outside of the US. It really was designed for Cingular/AT&Ts use in North America. Without that 900 MHz band, it is not a good choice for your needs.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.