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    Question Blackberry usable in Australia

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    Hi, quick question here: I have a Blackberry 6280 (well several of them) and was wondering if this phone will operate in Australia. These phones are currently locked to a Canadian carrier and I need to know if they will work here before I go to the bother of unlocking them. I cannot make emergency calls on them and when I go to status it says no coverage - which makes me think they wont. Yet I have seen these phones advertised here on online shops but as far as I understand Optus, Telstra and Vodafone operate on the GSM 900 band, while these phones are GSM 850/1800/1900. Can someone please clarrify this for me.

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

    I use an 8700g on the Telstra network here in Australia.

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

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    I use an 8700g on the Telstra network here in Australia.

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    Thanks but the 8700g is quad band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) so this doesn't help me.

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by foneb0i
    Thanks but the 8700g is quad band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) so this doesn't help me.
    Sorry about that. My 8700g is my first BB and was provided through work so didn't pay that much attention to the specs.

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

    So can someone help me out???

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

    I think it can work in Australia. I know T-Mobile has that international plan.

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    Re: Blackberry usable in Australia

    Have you checked GSMworld.com?

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    Smile What mobile plan to sign up for ?

    Hi. What carriers or mobile plans would be best to sign up to in Melbourne ,Australia at the moment but may move around in the future. I have a pearl and want to be able to use the pin messaging as well as voice plan. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it's been pretty confusing trying to get it set up. I have a pay as you go plan right now and can only text. Plus calls overseas are burning through the credit. thanxxxxx.

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