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Registered: ‎11-10-2008
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Blackberry use in Europe

I'm looking at getting a blackberry and could use it for occaisionaly use in Europe.

I'm interested in the Pearl (8120) as the specs say it has GSM capabilities but my rep says it doesn't and i need to get the 8830.  Anyone know why the discrepancy?  Also, any advice about using a phone occaisionally in Europe would be appreciated.




Guru I
Posts: 19,017
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Blackberry use in Europe

in France, most Blackberry devices are :
8100 / 8120
8300 / 8310 / 8320
8800 / 8810 / 8820
or older ones.

here in France we have GSM + GPRS + EDGE + Wi-Fi (Starbucks & McDonald's) + 3G + GPS + SMS + MMS
=> no EvDO, no CDMA, no WCDMA.

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