Me again. Can above be converted to T Mobile so I can get email? I don't want to extend contract or buy a new device if not necessary.
I can definitely understand wanting to use an existing device rather than purchasing a whole new one. The only BlackBerry World Edition device from Verizon I could find was the BlackBerry 8330. If this is the device you have, you will not be able to use the device on T-Mobile's network. T-Mobile uses GSM 850/1900 MHz for our services and your device only supports 900/1800 MHz that is used internationally. You'll need to purchase a different device.
I'd definitely recommend looking at our newer BlackBerry devices as they support high speed Internet. Any non-T-Mobile BlackBerry that supports our frequencies will only get Internet speeds about twice that of a dial-up modem.
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Hi there guys!
I am currently using a Blackberry Tour 9630 by Verizon on T-Mobile with no problems at all!
This phone has 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz frequencies for GSM, so will work on EDGE networks on T-Mobile, but sadly only has international 2100MHz UMTS (3G / 4G) frequencies.
But, nontheless, T-Mobile USA uses Enhanced EDGE (E-EDGE) so the speeds I get in Minneapolis, MN are actually equivalent to Sprint's 3G! (250-350kb/s)
Other Verizon RIM Blackberry World Phones that will work on T-Mobile are:
Blackberry Storm 9500
Blackberry Storm 9530
Blackberry Storm2 9550
Blackberry Torch 9850
Blackberry Bold 9650
Blackberry Curve 9370
Blackberry Bold 9930
Also: Sprint / USCellular/ Cellcom World Phones that will work on T-Mobile
Blackberry Tour 9630
ANY AT&T or International Blackberry will work, provided it has the 1900MHz frequency for EDGE!!
Just check http://phonearena.com to double-check it has the frequencies needed!
Lastly: After personal use, I've found the 4.7 OS works better on the Tour 9630 for staying connected to EDGE on a BIS plan (it drops to lower-case edge, meaning no secure connection for web, etc) than the 5.0 OS!
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