What USA buyers need to know
- All Blackview Phones are network unlocked.
- Only SOME Blackview phones have the 3G and 4G bands to work in the USA.
- HD Voice is required for phones as 2G and 3G networks are being retired.
- Not all carriers are welcoming on BYOD Phones.
In short, we have tested BV9900E on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon and the device works pretty well especially on the 4G/LTE Network.
AT&T AND VERIZON ACTIVATION UPDATE
Please be warned that AT&T and Verizon will be phasing out 2G and 3G connectivity in a couple of years. Because of this, they have made some big adjustments with activations. Some of the tier 1 reps from ATT or Verizon might tell you that your Blackview phone will only run 3G - which is completely not true.
A few of our ATT and Verizon users reported having the same experience but they were able to resolve the issue eventually. Some of these reps just either don't know what to do, or they are mandated to not activate unlocked phones, for some reason. But one thing's certain - Our phones DO WORK GREAT on the ATT 2G/3G/4G networks and Verizon's 4G network.
1. Blackview BV9900E is Unlocked
Compatibility to local carrier provider is 1# problem buyers face in buying foreign manufactured smartphones. This makes you can't buy every phone you want and expect it to work on USA Carriers. You should never buy a network locked Blackview set. They are also rare so this point should be easy to fulfil.
☑ Blackview BV9900E is unlocked by default.
2. BV9900E has bands that work on AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile
- WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
- CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
- FDD-LTE Bands:1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66
- TDD-LTE Bands 34/38/39/40/41
Carriers can use many bands but there are only a few which is important. Please see the BOLD 4G LTE Bands.
Main bands for use in US: 2,4,12,13,17,25,41, 66,71
As you can see in this bar chart, the vast majority of 4G LTE mobile data volume goes through mid-band spectrum. That would be the 1900MHz band 2 (B2) for AT&T; the 1900MHz B2 together with 1700MHz AWS bands B4 and B66 for Verizon; and pretty much the same combination of B2, B4 and B66 for T-Mobile.
Those bands make the backbone of 4G LTE network coverage especially for urban areas .In rural areas of the United States, the importance of low-band spectrum (below 1GHz) has a greater importance. Here, Verizon Wireless is particularly well invested with its 700MHz bands B13, B14, and B17. AT&T and T-Mobile, on the other hand, rely on 700MHz band B12.
☑ Blackview BV9900E has all of the main bands used by Carriers in the US
3. HD Voice is needed from 2022
Come 2022, 3G networks will be retired. This means that your Voice Calls must use the 4G network. Hence some carriers like AT&T and Verizon have stopped activating non HD Voice Phones. Most new phones should have HD voice and BV9900E has no problems getting HD Voice on AT&T and Verizon.
A simple test to see if your phone is HD Voice Capable is to
- See if there is a HD or VoLTE icon at the signal bar
- Make a phone call and see if your network connection stays on 4G. It should not drop to 3G
- While on a phone call, surf the internet.
If your phone can do all three, you most likely have a HD Voice Phone.
☑ Blackview BV9900E has all HD Voice working on AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile
4. Not all carriers are welcoming on BYOD
To activate your Blackview to mobile providers in United States such as AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, FreedomPop, Google Project Fi, H2O Wireless, Lycamobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, Ting (GSM), U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, Mint Mobile, Straight Talk:
- Find your phone IMEI
- Register / call to your carrier mobile provider
- Then it will be activated
Sometimes carriers just won't activate your unlocked or BYOD phone. This is true if you do not have a BYOD plan or on some more restrictive carriers like Verizon/Sprint. In this case, feel free to use our 30 days refund/return policy.
BV9900E also comes with the latest Android 10 OS right out of the box!
TechnologiesGSM / HSPA / LTE3GHSDPA 850/900/1900/21004GLTE band 1 (21 00), 2(1900), 800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 14(700), 20(800),29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1 900), 40(2300), 41 (2500), 66(1700/2100) - USASpeed HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Catli 600/75 Mbps
Mobile Dimensions 156.5 x 78.3 x 14.2 mm - 6.16 x 3.08 x 0.55 inchWeight 264 gram - 9.31 OunceSIM Nano SIMMaterials Aluminum and polycarbonateColors Gray, silverOther features - Compatible with MIL-STD-810G- IP68 / IP69K: Water-resistant over a distance of 1.5 M for 30 Minute
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 16 Million colorsSize 5.84 Inches, 83 % screen-to-body ratio)Screen Resolution 1080 x 2280 Pixel (FHD +), ratio 19:9 (N 432 Density per inch ppi)Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System Android 10Chipset MediaTek Helio P90CPU Speed (Octa core) - 4x2.5 GHz Cortex A77 - 4x2.o GHz Cortex A55 2.5 GHzGPU IMG PowerVR GM 9446
Storage ROM 128 GB RAM 6 GB
Rear camera-48 Megapixel, (wide)- 16 Megapixel, (ultrawide)- 2 Mega pixels, macro- 0.3 Mega pixels, depth sensor
Camera Features Panorama, flash, LEDVideo 1080 Pixel 30 fpsSelfie Camera 16 MPFeatures HDR 1080 Pixel 30 fps
Battery 4380 mAh, Li-polymer, non-removable. 18W Fast Wired Charging / 10W Wireless Charging
Loudspeaker YES3.5mm Jack YESOther Sound Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Wi-Fi Technology Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth V 5.0 With A2DP and LE
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSNFC YESInfrared YESCharging Port 2.0 , Type C 1.0 Reversible Connector
- IP68 dust/water resistant / (up to 1.5 M for 30 Minute)- MIL-STD-810G is compatible with- DGUVI 12-139- Key PTT Emergency
Fingerprint Scanner / Proximity / Light sensor / Accelerometer / Compass / Gyroscope / Barometer / Thermometer / Humidity / Heart Rate / Geomagnetic / Magnetometer / Pedometer / Altimeter
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