Originally Posted by pengrus
You might be right. Beijing as the capital of China should without doubt has the data GPRS service, so is Shanghai...
We'll see if I get response from Tmobile.
I just wanted to make sure that it is sometimes possible that the carrier will have GSM only in one region, and both GSM and GPRS in other regions in the same country.
I don't see why that couldn't happen - we have the exact same thing with some operators here in the backwoods of the United States!
My Office BlackBerry is a Nextel model. When I'm at my house, data services don't work. I get a message saying I'm outside the Nextel data service area.
I'm totally serious!
There will be areas where an operator doesn't have the equipment for GPRS/EDGE whenever you travel. It happened to me when I was in the UK last, believe it or not. There were parts of the UK that O2 didn't have GPRS in, or maybe there was an outage, I was only in Rugby/Coventry for a day or two. This was as recently as 3 years ago (Though I was able to roam onto BT Cellnet and get data if memory serves)
P.S. thanks for the word that your Bberry works in China. That rocks.
Sometimes I have to sit back and really appreciate how cool some of this stuff really is, I take it for granted so often.