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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

anyone?

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.


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