03-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: LAX, NYC, CHI, STL, BOS, PHL
PIN: Another name for the flagstick, term more commonly used by amateurs
Carrier: TMO, ATT, Nextel, Sprint
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Just to explain further, not all GSM networks are created equal. There are 4 more commonly used bands all over the world. In North America and most of Central & South America, the 850mhz and 1900mhz are the spectrums used by GSM carriers. . . In most of Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, the 900mhz and 1800mhz spectrum are used by their respective carriers. These are the spectrum that the BB 8830 Worldphones (Sprint/VZW/etc) are equipped to operate on with a SIM card. . ., so if you're traveling to countries in Central & South America with a BB 8830 Worldphone, you might just find yourself unable to use your beloved handheld when CDMA towers are unreachable. . . . A quad band BB, would be the best bet in keeping connected to your BB data plan when travelling overseas . . .