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Old 08-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation 8830 and GSM SOS

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hi sorry i know bb8830 is old, but i recently bought it off ebay, unlocked and once from Sprint (US).

i have checked with mepd
ID 8965.........1001
SIM: Disabled
Network: Disabled
Network subset: Disabled
Service Provider: Disabled
Corporate: Disabled
(this means its unlocked rite?)

i m using SINGTEL carrier in Singapore and running on GSM 900/1800 frequencies, but my SIM card in my BB always show a red SOS instead of signal strength. when i choose "GSM", "MANUAL" under Manage connections/ Mobile Network Options, i can find 3 different service providers in Singapore but when i choose SINGTEL, it will become a SOS sign again.

Can someone please advise?
Old 08-11-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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Perhaps the carrier does not support the GSM frequencies? Or it is not properly set up and activated by the carrier?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:25 AM   #3
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the carrier definitely carries GSM frequencies. and i have checked n its in accordance to the european frequencies.

does anyone know whether where i can find any instructions for settings i have to key in?

thanks alot
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