Storm 2 9520/9550 on AT&T
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Storm 2 9520/9550 on AT&T

  1. #1
    Derek Zielinski is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast Follow Derek Zielinski On Twitter
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Device
    Bold 9000
    OS
    5.0.0.592
    Posts
    69
    Liked
    0 times

    Storm 2 9520/9550 on AT&T

    I have been looking around the net and can't get a final answer to my question.

    Will either the 9520 or 9550 work on AT&T's 3G network after it is unlocked?

    Thanks in advance.




  2. #2
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    I assume that it would work if it were unlocked... it is quad band. They wouldn't handicap the upgrade when I can already hop on AT&T networks with my VZW-activated S1.

  3. #3
    Sparro is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    PIN
    Ask Me
    Device
    Storm
    OS
    4.7.0.151
    Posts
    7
    Liked
    0 times
    No it will not.
    It will only get EDGE.

  4. #4
    JustinD is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Phx Az
    Device
    9550 & 9630
    OS
    5.0
    Posts
    75
    Liked
    0 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparro View Post
    No it will not.
    It will only get EDGE.
    why is this ? i've always wondered that.

  5. #5
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    I don't know much of anything about AT&T and assumed it would work, because I thought AT&T used UMTS and that the S2 is equipped.

    Someone enlighten us? =]

  6. #6
    kermitt4212's Avatar
    kermitt4212 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow kermitt4212 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    PIN
    3212AFA1
    Device
    Bold 9650
    OS
    6.0.0.222
    Posts
    119
    Liked
    0 times
    Wirelessly posted

    .
    Last edited by kermitt4212; 10-25-2009 at 12:01 AM.

  7. #7
    kermitt4212's Avatar
    kermitt4212 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow kermitt4212 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    PIN
    3212AFA1
    Device
    Bold 9650
    OS
    6.0.0.222
    Posts
    119
    Liked
    0 times
    Wirelessly posted

    The S2 will run on AT&Ts network. Vzw registers their devices via ESN. However AT&T registers sim cards and imei. You will need to have an active Sim card with AT&T and have a blackberry imei registered on the same line. If you wanna use data other then wi-fi you need a data plan for that line. Use that Sim card in an unlocked S2 and it will work.

  8. #8
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    Right, and the UMTS (3G) aspects will work also? This is my assumption, but I've never played with unlocking bbs locked for CDMA and putting them on GSM networks...

  9. #9
    mule0331's Avatar
    mule0331 is offline BlackBerryOS Addict Follow mule0331 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North East Ohio
    PIN
    3102D902
    Device
    9550 Storm
    OS
    .517
    Posts
    595
    Liked
    0 times
    I think it will only get EDGE. I've asked that question before and never reeally got a clear answer why. I've never seen an unlocked Blackberry get anything other than EDGE when taken to a GSM network, from a CDMA network. The first Storm has the same GSM radio that the S2 does, so I dont think anything will change in the aspect of getting a 3G signal on ATT's network.
    No matter where you go, there you are

  10. #10
    kermitt4212's Avatar
    kermitt4212 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow kermitt4212 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    PIN
    3212AFA1
    Device
    Bold 9650
    OS
    6.0.0.222
    Posts
    119
    Liked
    0 times
    Quote Originally Posted by paymentd View Post
    Right, and the UMTS (3G) aspects will work also? This is my assumption, but I've never played with unlocking bbs locked for CDMA and putting them on GSM networks...
    As long as you have 3G(AT&T) coverage in your area then yes. As for unlocking the S2 you will need to get the subsidy unlock code. You can't get this from AT&T since its a vzw device. This code is specific to the device via the imei.

  11. #11
    brinks is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1
    Liked
    0 times
    Storm/2 uses a different radio frequency for GSM 3G data, so it will only get EDGE on AT&T.

    With my storm I get horrible EDGE performance on AT&T, really awful to the point where the phone is almost unusable.

  12. #12
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    Yeah, but VZW doesn't issue a subsidy code for the device with the IMEI, because they don't use the IMEI... soooo, this is probably why no one can get 3G on their Storm. They haven't been able to find a subsidy code to unlock the IMEI???

  13. #13
    jlevy73's Avatar
    jlevy73 is offline BlackBerryOS Einstein
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Device
    9630/9550/9530/
    Posts
    8,538
    Liked
    6 times
    The answer is that VZW locks its 3G network (CDMA) in the US. So the fact that the Storm has UMTS or other 3G modes is irrelevant in the US. This will only help if you are traveling outside the US and that's where the SIM card kicks in. Inside the US, an unlocked Storm will only work on EDGE when using it with a GSM carrier. SO if you are hoping the Storm 2 can be unlocked to run on a GSM's carrier 3G network it won't happen, at least not in the US

  14. #14
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    Right, so if someone were able to obtain the subsidy code, you could get your Storm to work 3G somewhere else... good luck, lol.

  15. #15
    13furthermores's Avatar
    13furthermores is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Texas
    PIN
    20CC8983
    Device
    BB Storm 9500
    OS
    4.7.0.151/5.0
    Posts
    54
    Liked
    0 times

    Storm on at&t? Hum, that depends on Apple

    I think that at&t will have the Storm II soon. However this will be after the Apple Iphone makes its way over to Verizion in February or March 2010!

    Thats the grape vine rumor? When Rogers finally announces the Storm, at&t will follow..... Which model, well that will be leaked most likely after this coming December??????????

  16. #16
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    If Big Red gets the iPhone, you'll see a ton of changes to the hardware. It won't even be the iPhone when Big Red is done with it... They'll have that thing branded VZW inside and out. HAHAHA.

  17. #17
    13furthermores's Avatar
    13furthermores is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Texas
    PIN
    20CC8983
    Device
    BB Storm 9500
    OS
    4.7.0.151/5.0
    Posts
    54
    Liked
    0 times

    Well, what can I say

    Apples's exclusive deal with at&t ends this December?
    The change has something to do with at&t spoty 3GS coverage, but wait, Apple has anther tight lip item better suited for Verizons current network upgrades, moving much faster then at&t's upgrades?

    I only wish at&t would move faster with their 4g, but that wont be noticeable until around 3rd Qtr of 2010? Vz upgrades are underway right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. #18
    paymentd is offline BlackBerryOS Friend
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    PIN
    30B82418
    Device
    9630
    OS
    5.0.0.230
    Posts
    33
    Liked
    0 times
    4G is actually the same technology for both companies.

  19. #19
    jlevy73's Avatar
    jlevy73 is offline BlackBerryOS Einstein
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Device
    9630/9550/9530/
    Posts
    8,538
    Liked
    6 times
    Quote Originally Posted by paymentd View Post
    4G is actually the same technology for both companies.
    That is true both will be LTE (GSM based) but it does appear that VZW has the lead in getting it rolled out

  20. #20
    kermitt4212's Avatar
    kermitt4212 is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired Follow kermitt4212 On Twitter
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    PIN
    3212AFA1
    Device
    Bold 9650
    OS
    6.0.0.222
    Posts
    119
    Liked
    0 times
    Wirelessly posted

    Quote Originally Posted by paymentd
    Right, so if someone were able to obtain the subsidy code, you could get your Storm to work 3G somewhere else... good luck, lol.
    The subsidy unlock allows the device to accept a Sim from a carrier other then the one it was designed for. When you insert a Sim from AT&T in an unlocked S1 or S2 it connects to AT&Ts data network. The data plan provisions the apn for that network. that's why people have so many problems with AT&T. They have horrable 3g coverage. in cases like this most people are using a vwz device with an AT&T sim and trying to use a non AT&T tower.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •