Anonymous, 18 Aug 2009Besides the united states (Verizon/Sprint) ?Its a CDMA phone which means that verizon and sprint the network is programmed inot the phone but on verizons network the have sim card holder which you can unlock to so t an be used on any network and basically you dont use verizon for anything and pop your sim in with your data contract and set up the settings in options then go to advaned and down to TCP and then program in your settings for your network its sounds way worse than it is beause this is what ive been told and only the verizon network has the sim card holders an no other CDMA network and also when buying the phone used on ebay if thatsw hat your going for sometimes you may actually find a blakberry 8830 that used to be on verizon but now unloked but you have to ask is the blackberry's pin unregisterred so that you an set up your own email address otherwise if u are bying it for email and stuff and have a data plan to do so its worthless i like to buy from this seller on ebay turnonyourmobile he sells all unloked phones he in the uk,london but does not sell 8830 and or 8130 and or 8330 and or 9530 and or 9630 but he sells all versions of the vurve apart from 8330 and the pearl except 8130 and sells all versions of the 88xx series except 8830 and all the pins are unregisterred which is a great plus cause he states that in the listing
hope this helps alot of you out there
AKA, 17 Aug 2009are there places that still use CDMA?Besides the united states (Verizon/Sprint) ?
Hi i have the 8830 just love my phone. It have almost taken the place of my laptop. Love that8830
serge mwamba, 10 Jul 2009hi can i b able to use blackberry 8830 in south africa with south africa network? because i g... moredid u buy the unlock one? u should buy the unlock mobile. so u can use it in anycountry and service provider. good lock
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2009This has to be the worst example of a smart phone. My company switched from the iphone to this... morehi can i b able to use blackberry 8830 in south africa with south africa network? because i got it from usa.
Greg, 07 Jul 2009how do i configure my blackberry 8830 so dat i can receive and send emails? Send and receive email? With a Blackberry? That is absurd!
how do i configure my blackberry 8830 so dat i can receive and send emails?
i had a 8703 on the cdma the trackball went kaput then i switched to this 8830 in 3 months the trackball went kaput got free replacement and now another 2 months the trackball is gone the service provider has once again agreed to replace the hand set free of cost which may take a week. till then.... blackberrys are good productivity tools except the trackball now thinking of the storm but services not available on cdma
This has to be the worst example of a smart phone. My company switched from the iphone to this and it is nothing but problems. I never know if it's going to work. About 1/2 of the time it doesn't. I don't think they could make it any slower if they tried. I'm on my second blackberry in less than a month. Incredibly unreliable.
The Blackberry phones are designed for sending and receiving Emails, Chats and all the possible internet stuff
Now listen to this carefully
This phone is compatible with CDMA and GSM Network
If you are using this phone with the CDMA network one will need to insert a data card into the USIM slot to access the internet
(the data card needs to ne inserted in the same slot where you would need to insert the USIM for a GSM card if you want to use the GSM services)
if you are using the CDMA network and have inserted a GSM usim one will not be able to use the internet while on CDMA
Blackberry phone is designed for Emails, Chat cliant and all the internet applications
The phone is compatable with CDMA & GSM network
Now listen to this
If the phone is on CDMA you will need to insert a Data card in the sim slot so that one can get the internet access on the CDMA Network
IF at all you are using the CDMA network and if you have inserted a GSM USIM in the phone one will not be able to use the internet while on CDMA Network
I think meny of my friends would be using the 8830 with the Blackberry OS 4.2 i am using this handset with the Blackberry Os 4.5 and it works good
I am not happy with the performance of the phone with either of the OS. I have used the phone on Vodafone and Airtel I have similar issues with the phone on both the network in India
issues with Vodaphone network: Was never able to browse on the phone the phone use to connect for some time to the internet maximum for 5 to 10 min and then the phone would disconnect
Mails are never delivered on time
Issues on Airtel Network: The network supports 30kb/s
but the maximum spped that i was able to use on the phone was 3Kb/s only once and all the other time the speed was 1 to 2Kb/s
Mails are never on time
the phone looses the packet data very frequently this is noticed with both the networks
hence have to reset the host routing table all the time before using the internet
I recently bought it and using it in Airtel GSM Network, India Network. It is really great for Corporate users. I find that the productivity level goes up.I use the phone more and receive good number of emails. The battery is lasting for 2 days.