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Hands-On: BlackBerry Storm

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why does it show a sim card slot?

truetravis9287

Oct 8, 2008, 5:13 PM
verizon is cdma not gsm why does the pic show a sim card?
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modine

Oct 8, 2008, 5:16 PM
because it is quad band GSM too. When you are traveling overseas just pop in a sim and poof..you are connected...
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truetravis9287

Oct 8, 2008, 8:45 PM
so whats stopping me from using it with us service providers like at&t or tmobile?
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Rich Brome

Oct 9, 2008, 10:52 AM
It's locked. I believe it will only accept a Verizon/Vodafone SIM card.
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truetravis9287

Oct 9, 2008, 8:17 PM
sorry i will re word that will you be able to get an unlock code for it like i can for my bb curve on tmobile. jw
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tylerrocks09

Oct 10, 2008, 11:24 AM
No, there will be no way to unlock this phone.

If you get a unlocked one from Europe, it will not work right sense there GSM Networks are diffrent.

1200 for 3G and so on.
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babybreau

Oct 10, 2008, 5:45 PM
If you can get it unlocked, you should be able to use it on any GSM network.

Good luck tho, i'm sure Blackberry has made it quite difficult.
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Rich Brome

Oct 9, 2008, 10:51 AM
It's a global phone that also has GSM for roaming overseas. Verizon and Sprint have offered several of these before.
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flik83

Oct 10, 2008, 4:04 AM
it will only pick up verizons market with in the usa .... just like we cant use a iphone on verizons network. its a blessing and a issue that they have a sim card to use cause when you land overseas in idea it should just be able to work but you are also paying there per min fee vs if you could get a better deal with a local overseas company with there own sim .... also ..... keep in mind its pitched that blackberrys will need some sorta data service of 30 or 45 bucks a month on verizons network ... gotta pay to play idea..
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izzymac83

Oct 21, 2008, 5:47 AM
What good Rich? When are you going to upload the in-depth video of the storm?
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tylerrocks09

Oct 10, 2008, 11:20 AM
Verizon is offering GSM for World Travle and CDMA for World Travel and for the US.

With this you can use it for GSM GPRS EDGE UMTS & HSDPA internet speeds while traveling.
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jtalker1965

Oct 12, 2008, 5:54 PM
Right in the statement.
"It's when going abroad that the Storm breaks new ground, though. The Storm supports all major overseas GSM and 3G networks. It's quad-band GSM, which gives you full GSM roaming even in Latin America. It also has HSDPA 2100, so you get full 3G data speeds in Europe and Asia. Verizon has roaming agreements already in place that support those 3G networks, and Verizon does not charge extra for 3G roaming; it's the same rate as GSM/EDGE data. The Storm 9530 even works in Japan and South Korea. A SIM card comes with the Storm, so it's ready for all this global action right out of the box."
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