2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 9:28 PM by hilga007 RSS

    I have a Blackberry World Edition from Verizon. Can this be converted to T Mobile? I need email capa

      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.

        • 1. Re: I have a Blackberry World Edition from Verizon. Can this be converted to T Mobile? I need email capa
          tmo_ian

          Hey menckenman!

           

          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.

           

          Thanks for posting to the Community!

           

          - Ian

          • 2. Re: I have a Blackberry World Edition from Verizon. Can this be converted to T Mobile? I need email capa

            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)

             

            http://www.phonearena.com/phones/RIM-BlackBerry-Tour-9630_id2894

             

            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 Torch 9850

            Blackberry Bold 9650

            Blackberry Bold 9930

            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!