This phone is not compatible with American GSM; thus in US the phone works in CDMA. However, when I was in Europe I bought a sim-card of a local mobile service, inserted it into the phone and it was working perfectly.
cdma is right
you cant use gsm when you want
you need a cdma carrier and they provide you with a sim card
so it is useful its up the the user to make the best of it personally this could solve a lot of problems for certain people
by the way blackberry bluetooh to transfer phone books from other devices is horrible and doesnt hardly ever work just type in your self sucks but if you got nothing better to do pay some one else to do it
(little brother needs 20 bucks?)
its only to be used with a cdma carrier
gsm only works if your outside cdma coverage
range and you cant switch between gsm and
cdma it chooses gsm by itself if it ant find a cdma signal but
with a little hacking i think it can be done
can anyone tell me if this phone is both a CDMA and a GSM phone combined? ex. if im with a GSM carrier and want to switch to a CDMA carrier can i use the same phone?!
Having trouble with finding someone to help me transport my contacts which are in a HTC the 8830 has no infra red and using the blue tooth continues to cause a failed signal now the Roxi software is giving me trouble.
If anyone is going through similars please contact me
yeah blackberry better step up or their going down touch screen wifi gps 5 megapix
or higher is the standard this year
blackberrys gotta change their entire format or their gonna go under so far this one is my favorite
I am a owner of this nice phone. and i have to say that the battery's holding up very well. at least 4 days, when i am using normal.
Is there a 8830 world edition bb with built-in camera right now, or is one scheduled for the near future?
i live in canada, i am very interesting in this phone and looking to purchase it... but i am stuck between this and the 8820. I am worried with the "shabby battery life, and calling malfunctions that were posted earlier.
The comment below mine about 2 8830's is incorrect. There is only one 8830 and it is the World Edition. It is called the World Edition because due to it having CDMA and GSM it works anywhere in the world. There is no such thing as an 8830 that works with only AT&T and T-mobile...
North American customers,
Be careful with this phone. Because they make two different model 8830. One is 8830 World edition(works with Sprint & Verizon) And another one is 8830-they don't call world Edition(This works with AT&T & T mobile)
The one works with AT&T + T-mobile supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900(Quadbands).If u can get it unlocked , this will work in Mexico. Because Mexico use GSM 1900.
The one that Sprint & Verizon sells , they don't support GSM 1900,850(i.e, this won't work with AT&T and T-mobile, no matter u unlock the device)This won't support in Mexico either.
the 883rt0 world edition is a cdma phone.it does not supporrrrt gsm networks of other networks.the cdma net work you are with gives you additional sim which has the same no as your cdma and the gsm sim you can use on international roaming where there is no cdma network with your no remaining the same.log on to blackberry.com for more details
...does anyone know if this phone works in the GSM network of Mexico?
is it the Blackbery 8830 w.e is same like Blackbery 8830 normal edition?
what the different???
its a world phone because you can put in a sim card for another country and use it their and also use the cdma network in the US
to get ringtones from bb8830 goto www.tuneusin.com directly from device. they are free. they have ringtones, real and poly and screensavers..
the reason that this is world edition is because it is a north america bound phone, and the CDMA bands are the equivalent of GSM 850/1900. It is called world edition because CDMA does not work all over the world, but because this phone has both technologies, it is a world edition CDMA phone (only CDMA carries will sell this phone)
Why this phone called "World Phone"? Is this particular phone is at least a TRI-BAND, or QUAD-BAND capability?
If this is only Daul band, no matter how loaded it is, it will not workout in other country but only where you buy your service.
My dear friends,
This blackberry some times it creates an great excitment and some time its creates a great exhaust of using it.my mobile always gets hooked up if i get to many messages.at that time even to answer a call its becomes very difficult.i dont understand the problem.any have its good to have such cute piece in hands always.
The 8830 is the World Edition because of its ability to use both the CDMA network as well as GSM. The CDMA providers realized they were losing out on a big overseas market so they begger RIM to produce this. I find it VERY funny that even some, US CELLULAR, that sell this item don't even know its capabilities.