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For heavy int'l. usage, should I go with T-Mobile (who has GSM) or Verizon Wireless (who has CDM)?
1) go with T-Mobile (with their GSM network) & get their Bberry 8800?;
or go with Verizon (which has a CDM network) & get VzW's BBerry 8830 "World Edition" cell??
Any advice? I just need to be able to take a plane to Europe, get off the plane, and use my cell phone for voice & data? Thanks in advance all you informed readers out there...
My options are:
1. T-Mobile (w GSM) and get T-Mobile's "BBerry 8800"?; or
2. Verizon Wireless (w CDM) and get VzW's "BBerry 8830 World Edition"?
Which option will have better:
1. international connectivity?
Rates vary by country. You should work up a list of a few countries you plan to visit most, then check with both companies about roaming rates in each of those countries. Here are rates:
http://mobileoptions.vzw.com/internationalsvcs/globa ... »
http://www.t-mobile.com/international/roamingovervie ... »
one more thing cdma networks cant do
However Sprint offers CDMA/GSM world phones that are unlocked on the GSM side so you can use local SIM cards.
850-1900 we use here and 900-1800 over seas
i think something like that so yes if the gsm side is unlocked it wont matter b/c you still cant use it in the states
just go with a quad band gsm and FORGET CDMA stupid a$$ 1980's tech
might as well go back to AMPS
forget sprint and verizon they cant help you like t-mo and att and for the south east suncom soon to be t-mo anyways!
My options are:
1. T-Mobile ...
2. Verizon Wireless
That's why I didn't mention Sprint.
go gsm all the way GSM is what 92% of the world uses only in america do you have CDMA networks lol ( so the cell nerds are not offended there are cdma networks in other places but the network is very small)
gsm you will be glad ya did or you can get at&t (thats who i work for) there GSM as well!
also make sure you have a 3G phone if you intend on going to japan or south korea
they are already at high speed! blackberry will not work yet in japan or so korea due to the diff network and blackberry has yet to release a 3G BB so hang tight but hey thats why we have sims so we can swap!! beat that verizon