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Old 03-15-2009, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know for sure whether the VZW 8830 will get data support in Tokyo? Global Data pointed me to this map, and says I will:

Calling From Japan

I don't necessarily trust this map or the agent.

This thread is rather ambiguous and doesn't address VZ:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...now-works.html

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Old 03-15-2009, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It should. It is a world phone
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It should. It is a world phone
Not to be sarcastic, but just because it's called a "world phone" doesn't mean it will work anywhere on Earth that man can set foot. It didn't work a couple years ago when I was in Japan, and many other people have reported the same.
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My 8830 was a brick in Japan a year ago.
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The Storm will work in Japan because it supports UMTS. The 8830 will not.
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My 8830 was a brick in Japan a year ago.
Same here. I was in Japan (various parts, including Tokyo) from 9/1 - 12/17 of 2008. BB8830 on Verizon was useless the whole time.
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Japan no longer has 2G service, it is 3G only. This is why the new "World Edition" phones have a 2100MHz UMTS radio included with them now (i.e. The Storm).
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My wife has an 8830 and had to switch to a Storm to get data in Japan. We'll find out if it works in a couple of days. Voice should work on either.
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