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internet access for unlcoked blackberry storm 9530

by Shree24 / September 6, 2009 11:02 AM PDT

I just recently bought an unlocked blackberry storm 9530. And I can not access the internet. AT&T does not support the phone. Is there another way for me to be able to access the internet frome my phone.?

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Storm 9530 on AT&T
by blackcoffeenosugar / September 6, 2009 7:13 PM PDT

I am very surprised that you have actually got the basic phone function on the 9530 working on AT&T. (That's if you have, of course.) BlackBerry Storm 9530 is a CDMA phone, while AT&T is a GSM operator. It is not possible to use a CDMA phone on a GSM network, vice versa. Even if the CDMA phone is branded as a "World Phone", it will only work with GSM networks outside of the U.S. due to the fact that U.S. GSM operators use a different frequency.

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STORM 9530 on AT&T
by Shree24 / September 6, 2009 11:07 PM PDT
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Yes, everything else works except for the internet. Are you saying there is no way for me to access the internet from my Blackberry storm 9530 with the AT&T network?

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BlackBerry Storm on AT&T
by blackcoffeenosugar / September 7, 2009 11:36 AM PDT
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Hello! Are you sure you are using the BlackBerry Storm 9530 (the CDMA version from Verizon), not the BlackBerry Storm 9500 (the GSM version sold by Vodafone in Europe)? It is possible to use the BlackBerry Storm 9500 on AT&T. To have Internet working, you need to ask AT&T for your TCP/IP setting (including the APN, username and password). This setting may differ depending on your type of contract. They will give it to you and you do not need to mention that you are going to use it on a BlackBerry. Once you have obtained the information, on your BlackBerry go to Options -> Advanced Options -> TCP/IP and enter the correct setting. To have the browser working, please visit, and follow the instructions there to download and install the modified service book. Afterwards you will be able to access Internet from your phone and use most third party applications and the Facebook, MySpace, Flickr applications from RIM. To use other RIM applications and one or two third party applications that require BIS you will have to have an active BlackBerry data plan.

You can also consider to buy the cheapest BlackBerry handset, even a refurbished one, from AT&T on contract. Put the new SIM card into your BlackBerry Storm. You can port your old number over. In the end sell the cheap BlackBerry handset you get from the contract on eBay.

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Malicious Misinformation or Inexcusable Indolence?
by patronanejo / September 18, 2009 4:13 PM PDT

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 is a worldphone operable on the following wireless carrier bands:

* UMTS/HSPA: 2100 MHz
* North America: 850 MHz GSM

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by paxson102 / January 16, 2011 2:51 AM PST

go to at&t website and click on the link to send service books to your phone and all the web icons will show up on ur phone and then u will be able to use the net. Thas how i got mine to work. no wifi on the 9530 tho

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(NT) help
by shruti2694 / February 8, 2011 4:39 AM PST
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by shruti2694 / February 8, 2011 4:42 AM PST
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hie m new 2 dis site.i need help.i gt a verizon storm frm d states n m curently in cells unlocked but net isnt using vodafone netwrk..can any ov u help me?

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