Level 1: Cadet

connection failure

My second hand Blackberry 9860, in good condition, will not connect to Telstra, or even detect a Telstra signal, ecept once in a very good reception spot but would not connect. Any clues?


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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: connection failure

There were two models of the 9860 released. One was designed to work ont he Telstra Network and supported the 850MHz UMTS Band. The other was designed to work on the Optus network and supported the 900MHz UMTS Band.


I suspect you have the Optus variant. It will only connect to Telstra when you are in a 2100MHz UMTS Telstra reception area (few and far between).

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