PhoneNews.com can confirm that MetroPCS is planning to rollout EVDO data access in non-AWS markets beginning at the end of this month with the launch of the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330, which will be an exclusive to Best Buy locations in Metro PCS markets with legacy CDMA band support (such as Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Dallas, Atlanta, Sacramento, San Francisco) on 800/1900 MHz.
The Curve is identical to the models found on Sprint and Verizon, and will also feature full BIS support for an additional $10 on top of the $50 rate plan.
The cost for the device is set at $449.99 according to the most recent roadmap with corporate locations and third-party dealers offering the device after the requisite training has been completed by both dealers and techs, with customer issues to be handled by Best Buy until the device launches through the direct store and dealer network later on in the year.
AWS markets will not be carrying the Curve as it does not feature the necessary support for CDMA AWS 1700 with no word on availability outside legacy markets.
124 responses to “MetroPCS to Launch BlackBerry Curve 8330 with EVDO Data Access”
You could, but it would only support voice calls and text messaging. There would be no data (Web, MMS, IM, email), which is sorta the point of having a BlackBerry.
I was wondering if anyone knew if a Blackberry Curve 8310 from AT&T could be activated with Metropcs. Please answer as soon as possible. Thanks.
Hi, I was wondering if a Blackberry Curve 8310 from AT&T could be used in Metropcs. They told me that there was no way to flash or activate a phone with them if I had bought a phone from AT&T but I was wondering if you had any idea what so ever of how I could use it with Metropcs.
ATT uses GSM (SIM card) and MetroPCS uses CDMA (no SIM) meaning they use different technologies which are not compatible with each other. So the answer is no, you cannot use an ATT or T-Mobile (also GSM) phone on MetroPCS
Hi, I want know if i go to a state that sells the blackberry curve and activate it there keeping the service connected in that state but bring the phone back to NYC where i live, will all the features work on the phone once i get it here? Or will the phone work at all?
It won’t work in NYC because that’s an AWS market and the Berry is 1X/EVDO.
Does anyone know when Metro PCS will debut the Blackberry 8330 here in New York City?
I am waiting paaaaaaaaaaaaatiently ……and I am hoping the bring the Blackberry to the Big Blackberry Apple really soon.
Any approx date would be great- OR any news at all- like maybe it will be here sometime now, in August ? or in the 3rd quarter??
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
They won’t because NYC is an AWS market and the Berry is CDMA.
If i do get a metro berry in San Fran would i have problems calling to AWS areas, i.e. Boston, NYC?
You could call them. Any cell pone can call any other cell phone, no matter the technology used.
I contacted the Metro PCS headquarters and I asked about when the Blackberry was coming to NYC and they told me the Blackberry 8330 would be launched here next month in NYC in September 2009.
Then i went into a metro pcs store and asked the same thing and the metro guy told me they were launching the Blackberry 8330 next month in September.’
I am VERY Excited! So Maybe they fixed the towers or they were somehow able to get around the AWS/ CDMA problem.
So we will see what will happen in September! BRING on the Blackberry 8330 to the NYC market!!
That’s awesome! Maybe it’s a newer model that supports AWS.
it is october and it is not in nyc yet!
has anyone flashed the 8330 from sprint to metro pcs?
does anyone know if any of the unlocked blackberry’s that they sell on Ebay can be used in the Miami, Fl area with Metro. I know we have the new curve but i just saw a Storm for sale and it is an unlocked phone and they are saying it can be used with metro..can anyone help, I have a Bold and cant continue paying what I pay for a month but love the phone so I need to go back to Metro but would rather have a great blackberry …..please help with any info
omg really cant wait untill christmas because im getting the black berry curve 8330 and
im only nine years old im like rich and a show off a lil bit but i wanna noe wat iz da price of the
black berry coz people say its 400$ and on metro pcs . com it says 299.00 and on the computer it says 385.00 and im confused can some one help explain to Me PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
I live in NY and am fiending for that blkberry!!! Anyone knows when it will hit NYC? Get back to me ASAP Please if you have any info!!Thx
does anyone know when the blackberry is hitting the nyc market for metro pcs
does anyone know if metro will be upgrading the blackberry anytime soon to a newer version
Wrong metro pcs will be going to a 4x network very soon, and the blackberry 8330 curve will work in non aws markets in june! I am a VIP in the Metro world so trust me!
I just went to Metro PCS store here in Cali to buy the Blackberry and they said that it has been discontinued! So I purchased a different phone. I am so bummed out! Does anyone know why they stopped making it for Metro? Was there problems with the phone and the carrier?
once metro upgrades to 4g will they upgrade to a newer model blackberry????
Primetime… does the Metro Blalckberry only work in some places? And it seems they have discontiuned them. Will they be putting one out again when they upgrade to a 4g network????
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I have a Samsung Code. I only get 1XRTT speeds. Is there a way I can access EV-DO?
The blackberry will work in NYC if the phone is activated in that area and with metropcs u can always update Ur PRL (Roaming) what that means is that u could use Ur phone outside Ur coverage area for free. No roaming charges apply. MetroPcs is overall a good provider.