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Old 04-18-2009, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can BB Bell 8830 Be Switched To Use On Rogers?

If this can be done, can someone let me know how?

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No it cannot. The 8830 is a CDMA device with international capabilities. It does not pickup North American GSM frequencies.
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No it cannot. The 8830 is a CDMA device with international capabilities. It does not pickup North American GSM frequencies.
even though it has a sim card slot?

I inserted a rogers sim and it poped a message saying would u like the bb to automatically enter the gsm mode?
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It has a SIM card slot to pick up international GSM frequencies.

Rogers uses 850/1900 MHz GSM band, the 8830 will only work on 900/1800 MHz GSM band. Therefore, it will not work on Rogers.
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well, all i can say thanks.....

so, the only provider i can use it with is bell?......
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yes, unless you plan on leaving North America.
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well, the story of this phone is that my brother in law bought it cheap and we were trying to figure out what it can be done to it....

i love my bold....hehehe

thanks a lot for ur help bud....
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Try selling it if it doesn't suit your needs.
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