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Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

I came across BB9500 unlocked and also BB9530 unlocked. I have couple of questions

 

1) Which one of these is GSM phone?

2) If I purchase the GSM unlocked one , will it work with ATT current sim Ihave?

3) Will this unlocked GSM BB phone work in India (if i return back to india from US) with all features if I take service of provider who supports BB features.

 

Please let me know. based on the answer/help I will buy the unlocked GSM version of BB Storm

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

Greetings, and welcome to the BlackBerry.com Support Forums.

 


sambasivam wrote:

I came across BB9500 unlocked and also BB9530 unlocked. I have couple of questions

 

1) Which one of these is GSM phone?

9500 is GSM

 

2) If I purchase the GSM unlocked one , will it work with ATT current sim Ihave?

Yes, absolutely. Actually the 9530 CDMA will also work with ATT but the 9500 is much easier to configure.

I have one each a 9500 and 9530 on ATT, the 9500 is much easier to operate on the GSM network.

 

 

3) Will this unlocked GSM BB phone work in India (if i return back to india from US) with all features if I take service of provider who supports BB features.

Yes, as long as it is a GSM provider with a BlackBerry Data Plan.

 

Please let me know. based on the answer/help I will buy the unlocked GSM version of BB Storm


 

 

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

Thank you very much. I have been trying to get this confusion cleared for almost 2 weeks. Now that I got info i'm going to buy BB 9500. This will be my new BB and im really excited. It is good that I did not went for iPhone and waited to know about BB. My most usage will be in India and if it works in India with all features then it is wonderful news to me.
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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

I don't know ANY reason why it wouldn't.

 

Your carrier there must have the BlackBerry data plan for it to work.

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

Thanks JSanders for quick responses. So you think it will work or u r sure it will. You want me to go ahead and purchase here or wait for further confirmation.

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

I know for a fact it will work ATT. Like I said, I am using one here on ATT (my wife is).

 

In India.. it should. I won't gurantee it, but if you have a GSM carrier there with a BlackBerry Data Plan, yes.

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

i have not used a 9500, but I use a 9530 on rogers in canada and it is GSM/EDGE. the 9530 can get 3G on CDMA but only 2G on GSM.

I dont notice a difference though

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

Im really happy to see replies come quickly. Never expected this because in another group i posted 2 weeks before and no reply till date.

Anyway i have decided to buy the unlocked BB 9500 soon. Im just waiting for some stuff and then will purchase. Thank you everyone. If there is someone who have used it outside US with all features with the unlocked version bought in US please let me know how it works.

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

mine is verizon US unlocked on GSM in canada

Im not overseas but its outsode US

and its the 9530

 

 

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Re: Unlocked BB 9500 for GSM

Are you able to use full features of BB? is it working in 3G network? this is what concerns me