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Topic # 100407 11-Apr-2012 09:07
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Hi There!

Is there a list maintained somewhere of what frequencies each operator (VFNZ, 2D, Telecom) operate their cell networks on? Would be useful to sticky that in each relevant providers forum to help people determine what phones work on which networks?

I have a Blackberry Bold 9900 which I won in a competition whilst I was in the USA and I am trying to determine compatibility.

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  Reply # 607677 11-Apr-2012 09:12
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http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_bold_touch_9900-3116.php

So if I am correct it should operate happily on all networks in NZ? VF are 900/1800 and Telecom 850/2100 correct? Since 2D use VF they should use 900/1800?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 607679 11-Apr-2012 09:15
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Do not use GSM Arena - they have "generic" specifications. Some handsets come in different configurations.

What does it say on the box? There should be a label listing bands and IMEI there.




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  Reply # 607680 11-Apr-2012 09:34
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Looking at GSM Arena it lists:

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

So this tells me there's at least two models, otherwise it would list something like "HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / 800" instead.

So go back to the box please, find out exactly what is the band on this specific device and post back.






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  Reply # 607707 11-Apr-2012 10:38
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Hi There!

International Band 850,900,1800,1900.

It's an Unlocked TMobile Device

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  Reply # 607709 11-Apr-2012 10:41
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networkn: Hi There!

International Band 850,900,1800,1900.

It's an Unlocked TMobile Device


2G or 3G?



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  Reply # 607711 11-Apr-2012 10:43
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Says 4G all over the box. HSPA+. Is that what you are asking?

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  Reply # 607714 11-Apr-2012 10:51
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You can get it working on any mobile operator. If you can get Blackberry service on a device originally registered to another telco is another story.






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  Reply # 607716 11-Apr-2012 10:53
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The fact it doesn't list 2100, will that mean some parts of NZ if you connect it to Telecom, it won't work properly?

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  Reply # 607724 11-Apr-2012 11:17
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networkn: The fact it doesn't list 2100, will that mean some parts of NZ if you connect it to Telecom, it won't work properly?


Actually the other way around.

Assume Telecom is only 850 MHz (any 2100 MHz sites are for capacity only, don't rely on them).

If it doesn't list 2100 MHz then it will work just fine on Telecom EVERYWHERE.

However it will not work well on Vodafone, which uses 2100 MHz in main centres which means in AKL, WLG, CHC you might ended up getting GPRS speeds at most in some CBD areas.

 






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  Reply # 607726 11-Apr-2012 11:20
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Thanks, that is useful information. Perhaps someone should compile this information and make it a sticky in each of the providers forums.

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  Reply # 607737 11-Apr-2012 11:29
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networkn: International Band 850,900,1800,1900.

It's an Unlocked TMobile Device

Those must be GSM bands because T-Mobile runs WCDMA at 1700/2100.

It's *probably* a WCDMA 900/1700/2100 device. If that's the case then it'll work on Voda/2D.

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  Reply # 607746 11-Apr-2012 11:45
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True, true. It says "International bands". In the US "International" means GSM (2G). If this is the case then it won't work on Telecom XT at all, seeing they have 100% 3G network.





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