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Old 12-31-2005, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Happy new year to all.
I came to Mexico for the first time with my T-Mobile 7100t and am disappointed that I can“t get a signal with my US SIM card. I had always come with a T-M Treo (with the same SIM, I believe) and been able to just turn on the radio and connect to Tel-Cel as automatically as I do to T-M in the states.

Is this a BB limitatiton vs. a Treo? A 7100 limitation? Is there a setting I need to adjust on the 7100t, or something I need to do on a next trip? Thank you.
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You may have already tried this... Settings>Network and adjust the Network Selection Mode - to manual?
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I just tried a manual setting and I get the same thing when I try to turn the readio on: a continuous "Searching for Network..." or "Searching...". The Network screen reads "Network: *None*" Thanks anyway.
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hey...maybe de problem is the frequency...here in mexico qe are 1900!!

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Happy new year to all.
I came to Mexico for the first time with my T-Mobile 7100t and am disappointed that I can“t get a signal with my US SIM card. I had always come with a T-M Treo (with the same SIM, I believe) and been able to just turn on the radio and connect to Tel-Cel as automatically as I do to T-M in the states.

Is this a BB limitatiton vs. a Treo? A 7100 limitation? Is there a setting I need to adjust on the 7100t, or something I need to do on a next trip? Thank you.
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When I was going to Los Cabos last year, I had to enable international service thru t-mobile customer service. They did this for me over the phone, and my 7100t worked fine.
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Gracias, Soyuzx21 and skipster.

I'm now back in Michigan and will be trying to figure out if it's a device limitation or my bad planning.

Soyuzx21, the 7100t is supposed to work at 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 according to specs.

skipster, if the 7100t worked in Los Cabos, it should be able to work in and around Mexico City. I did not check my international enabling before I left. I did have it on my T-M Treo and asked for it on the 7100 when I got this device last March; but, I should have confirmed before I left. This was a pleasure trip, so I didn't miss it too much. It was actually quite liberating to walk around the last few days without a phone. BTW, where you able to get the web, and if you use BIS, did your mail work in Los Cabos? Thanks again.
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I went to Puerto Vallarta and my 7100t did not work despite enabling Tmobile Internation service before departing. All of my friends phones worked (Verizon, Cingular, and one non-blackberry on Tmobile). I selected manual network selection and could see the available networks but could not connect (only emergency service active). I also tried turning on & off wireless as well as removing the battery.

Upon returning to the States, Tmobile customer service appologized for the inconvenience and stated that I could have called 611 from Mexico (they state that the 611 call would work and is free in Mexico???). I can't confirm whether 611 actually would work or is free, but I will try it next time.
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Web and BIS email did work just fine.
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I was just in Prague and had no problems with Web and BIS... then I swapped out my SIM for a Eurotel Prepaid and all of a sudden, work went away...

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I've used my 7100t in Mexico and all around Italy and Germany and it worked like a charm. I had to make sure I enabled the international calling plan dealio with T-Mobile before I left but it worked.
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I used my 7100T in Tulum and Cancun worked great (to my dismay). You must activate International before traveling.
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I had no luck getting a signal with my 7100t in Cancun last February, even after I spoke with T-Mobile and enabled all my international roaming, etc. (I did this before I left).

It seems like some of you may have visited Mexico more recently than I, so this may be a coverage issue T-mobile has now resolved.
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Default 7100t in Mexico (Cabo San Lucas)

I'm with Tmobile. I'm off to Cabo for a week starting Friday. I've enabled WorldClass International Service (in case I want to use the 7100t as a phone) and realize that should I use the 7100t as a phone, I will incur roaming charges of $1.49 per minute. I've also enabled Blackberry Unlimited International Email (at $19.99 per month). I have the following questions, and would appreciate advice:

1. If I set up my phone to unconditionally forward all calls to another voicemail service, will I be charged any roaming fees? By doing this, I'm effectively taking my 7100t out of service as a phone (as long as I don't use it to dial out) am I not? Or do I need to disable WorldClass International Service to be certain?

2. Does the Blackberry Unlimited International Email plan with Tmobile allow me to use my 7100t as a modem tethered to my Thinkpad while in Cabo? If so, will there be additional data charges while I'm connected via the 7100t?

3. If I can use my 7100t as a modem tethered to my Thinkpad while in Cabo, is there a change I need to make to the DUN settings I normally use in the US? I've successfully used my 7100t as a modem in numerous locations in the US, and have never been charged anything extra for data, etc.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.
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