Using your BlackBerry Storm in Asia – Where has your BlackBerry been?

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BlackBerry on the beach

Today someone posted on CnetAsia, “[Can you] use a US-bought BlackBerry Storm in Singapore?” The answer was provided by John Chan, Assistan Editor at CnetAsia, who says:

Because it has GSM and UMTS radios, yes, a US-bought Storm will work in Singapore. But, and this is a very big but, you will incur roaming charges because very likely, the phone will be locked to the Verizon network in the US and you won’t be able to simply make use of SIM cards from a Singapore operator.

Furthermore, getting the handheld will require you to sign a contract with Verizon. So there are many barriers that will prevent you from using a US-bought Storm in Singapore. It’s probably safer to wait for its official release in Asia.

I recently got back from Seoul, South Korea where my BlackBerry picked up a calling signal, but I was too afraid of turning on the data roaming for fear of getting hit with a giant bill. I’m curious, where have you taken your BlackBerry?

Comment with the model and location.

  • http://gemsintl.com dnobmbm3

    att 8300
    blackberry intl unlimited plan always on.
    ive taken my berry to india, hong kong, canada, bangkok, london, bali.
    google maps worked everywhere. amazing to find restaurants and clubs etc.
    and who can live without blackberry messenger.

  • http://www.neomer.de/ juergen

    Took my german hosted 8800 to the us.was very carefull using data tranfer, but it cost me 300+EURO.
    Roaming is incredible expensive and this is not a technical reason.
    Juergen

  • http://www.neomer.de juergen

    Took my german hosted 8800 to the us.was very carefull using data tranfer, but it cost me 300+EURO.
    Roaming is incredible expensive and this is not a technical reason.
    Juergen

  • AG

    T-Mobile Blackberry Curve
    Worked: Germany, UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada, Mexico Carribean.
    Didn’t work: Tokyo, Japan

  • AG

    T-Mobile Blackberry Curve
    Worked: Germany, UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada, Mexico Carribean.
    Didn’t work: Tokyo, Japan

  • AG

    T-Mobile Blackberry Curve
    Worked: Germany, UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada, Mexico Carribean.
    Didn’t work: Tokyo, Japan

  • AG

    T-Mobile Blackberry Curve
    Worked: Germany, UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada, Mexico Carribean.
    Didn’t work: Tokyo, Japan

  • http://www.berryreview.com/ Greg Myers

    Your Curve won’t work in Japan…3G only… Bold will :)

  • http://www.berryreview.com Greg Myers

    Your Curve won’t work in Japan…3G only… Bold will :)

  • TreeTribe

    BB Curve from Vodafone, Mumbai, India.. travelled to Cambodia and happily used all services… Got back to Mumbai to find a gigantic bill waiting for me :(

  • TreeTribe

    BB Curve from Vodafone, Mumbai, India.. travelled to Cambodia and happily used all services… Got back to Mumbai to find a gigantic bill waiting for me :(

  • TreeTribe

    BB Curve from Vodafone, Mumbai, India.. travelled to Cambodia and happily used all services… Got back to Mumbai to find a gigantic bill waiting for me :(

  • kermit

    Does the Storm work in Japan? From the specs, it should as it supports CDMA-EVO. Thanks!

  • kermit

    Does the Storm work in Japan? From the specs, it should as it supports CDMA-EVO. Thanks!

  • cleveland

    left USA and it works great in Bangalore and Dubai. they said its $70 a month unlimited world data, but havent gotten the bill yet. not talking on the phone though, thats $2 a min, but who talks anymore?… waiting till may for skype!

  • cleveland

    left USA and it works great in Bangalore and Dubai. they said its $70 a month unlimited world data, but havent gotten the bill yet. not talking on the phone though, thats $2 a min, but who talks anymore?… waiting till may for skype!

  • cleveland

    left USA and it works great in Bangalore and Dubai. they said its $70 a month unlimited world data, but havent gotten the bill yet. not talking on the phone though, thats $2 a min, but who talks anymore?… waiting till may for skype!

  • John

    My cousin bought for me blackberry curve 8320…. and she post it to me here(malaysia)…is there any possiblity that i will not be able using that blackberry…im need to know…..plzz

  • John

    My cousin bought for me blackberry curve 8320…. and she post it to me here(malaysia)…is there any possiblity that i will not be able using that blackberry…im need to know…..plzz

  • uredead123

    if i buy a blackberry curve from singapore..just the handset..not on contract..will it work in mumbai???

  • uredead123

    if i buy a blackberry curve from singapore..just the handset..not on contract..will it work in mumbai???

  • uredead123

    if i buy a blackberry curve from singapore..just the handset..not on contract..will it work in mumbai???

  • Quenton

    Does anyone know if my blackberry tour will work in Costa Rica if I get the proper sim card?

  • Quenton

    Does anyone know if my blackberry tour will work in Costa Rica if I get the proper sim card?

  • V Plants

    I was in Korea early oct and my Blackberry world phone worked but my data did not. My carrier is sasktel which is a CDMA frequency. My wife had a rogers phone on GSM. It did not work at all. I have not got my bill yet but I did take one call there. We will see