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Old 09-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, Posting here on behalf of my friend...

My friend got a Blackberry 8830 that is on the Bell Mobility network (CDMA), here in Canada.

My friend is currently on the Rogers network (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) with a 7800.

What has to be done to the 8830 so that he can use it on his existing Rogers account to replace his 7800?

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The CDMA based 8830 cannot be used on a North American GSM carrier.
The GSM bands on the 8830 only work outside of North America.
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What about getting it unlocked? Would that do anything?
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What about getting it unlocked? Would that do anything?
No. As mentioned, the hardware does not support north American GSM. It will not work, and cannot be modified to work.
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North America use 850mHz and 1900mHz

Everyone else uses 900 and 1800

the 8830s GSM radio is for 900 and 1800

therefore cannot be use here
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