Is it possible for someone with a non-North American variant of the 8830 to roam ... BlackBerry 8830 forum
Is it possible for someone with a non-North American variant of the 8830 to roam on North America's CDMA operators or is this arrangement only one way (just Sprint/Verizon/Bell/Telus/etc. users on GSM 900/1800 operators)?
Frankly I don't know.But if I had to guess,I'd say yes I think you could.I'd call your service provider and check with them.I think someone there would know for sure.
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You can unlock the 8830WE at http://horizonwirelessonline.com . Use the Live Support.
Q.) Can I unlock the 8830 to be used on ATT (cingular) or T-Mobile?
A.) NO. The 8830’s GSM operates in the 900 / 1800 Mhz band where as T-Mo and AT&T use 850 / 1900 in the united states. You can not do ANYTHING to make this work. If you want a 8800 series, buy the 8800 or 8820 which is GSM.
...since mine doesn't say Blackberry 8830 IR that it wouldn't work at all even with a sim card as a GSM...
There is a model RIM8830IR. The original 8830 was only compatible with the TravlComm sim card. The IR version will work the a sim card now provided by alltel.
There are two versions, the 8830 will roam outside the US/Canada via a seperate number/sim card purchased elsewhere. The 8830IR will roam internationally using your ALLTEL number via a special sim card provided only by Alltel and the roaming charges will appear on your Alltel bill. (one number, one bill, one voicemail)
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