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Old 03-10-2009, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can't get EDGE/GPRS in Australia

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So I and 2 colleagues all have 8800 UK T-Mobile devices which have been unlocked and are use with a BES, unlimited int'l data roaming from Orange Israel. Only one of us is getting GPRS/EDGE in Australia at the moment. The other two can't seem to get beyond GSM. We've had no problems in other countries (UK, US, India, Thailand) but for some reason we can't seem to get anything but a GSM connection in Australia. We've tried Optus, Telstra and Vodafone networks. We've tried battery pulls for as much as half an hour. Any ideas?
Old 03-13-2009, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was just in Australia last week and could not get any data services working on my 8830 BB, but its a crippled US Verizon one. So I was not that surprised. The tech told me to connect to Vodafone AU, which I did, and still no go.

Oh well, 10 days with no BB service was not the end of the world. It was kinda nice to get away.

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