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Old 11-27-2008, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new to the forums here, I'm in the market for an 8820 with T-Mobile. I have a couple of questions as I'm searching for phones that are either unlocked or specifically for T-Mobile:

(1) If an 8820 is for AT&T, can I use it on T-Mobile, or does it need to be unlocked first?
(2) Can I use an 8830 on T-Mobile? Does it need to be unlocked? If it is unlocked, can I get data?

Thanks for any input,

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Old 11-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. It would need to be unlocked.
2. No, you can't use an 8830 on T-Mobile.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1. The AT&T 8820 needs to be unlocked first.

2. The 8830 cannot be used on T-Mobile. The 8830 is CDMA and T-Mobile is GSM.
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The 8830 can't be used on T-Mobile even though it's a world phone? It has a SIM slot, right?
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The 8830 does not support the GSM frequencies used by North American carriers.

Yes, it has a SIM card slot for overseas use on foreign GSM carriers.
In the US, it's CDMA only.
 
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Got it. Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate your responses!
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