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jackzhlin

Aug 27, 2006, 11:28 AM

using phones in China

hello guys! newbie here with a pretty basic question:

can GSM 850 cell phones work in China? I heard you need GSM 900.

I have a Nokia 3100 (triband) and a Samsung x427 (dual band) .. both support 850 but neither supports 900..

any advice? thanks!
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sunny1800

Apr 9, 2006, 4:34 PM

Nokia N70 or D600

Hi guys im looking out for a phone with good sound quality and camera.Im very confused whether I should go with the N70 or D600.Smartphone features maynot be exactly what I require but something which is easy to operate and handle.I've read alot about the D600 and that it has an awsome cam and video quality the only thing it doesnt have is the fm radio.Radio is 1 of my reuirement also since I live in india where there is no digital radio but Im ready to live without for the sleekness of the samsung D600 and ease of use as a phone overall.What im confused about is just the sound and camera clarity when compared with the N70...which is better? Also I think N70 has smaller keys and it becomes very tedious to work around with the phone.Which wou...
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g_guess_who

Aug 9, 2007, 2:06 PM

iPhone

is the Apple iPhone only available in the United States? i think it may be but i'm not entirely sure. and a question about Motorola, do they release their phones first in the United States or in Asia? i was just wondering, cause i heard that Motorola releases their phones in Asia first, even though they're American.
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Yean

Sep 15, 2007, 11:09 AM

WOW, THIS PHONE IS AMAZING. I GIVE IT A 10 ON LOOKS AND UI ALONE.

WOW!!!!!!! I was speachless when I saw the KDDI AU "Actface", concept phone in Japan. From my understanding, the phone is no longer a concept, it is an actual phone for KDDI.

The phone has 3, touch, LCD's. When touching a number the number or characters float up.

Here, you have to check this out. Drooling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC-cMPOAtE0&mode=rela ... »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lQXncWSfGc&NR=1 »


wombough, i know your in Japan. Have you seen this phone?

This has to be the nicest phone I've seen.PERIOD.
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spirit22

Sep 21, 2005, 9:38 PM

Best Source for Unlocked Phones?

I'm in the market for my first (please be kind) cell and it must be one that I can easily use overseas. After a week of reading the threads on this board I've come to the following conclusions that my criteria should be:

1. A quad band phone
2. An unlocked phone
3. A Nokia most likely

That said it seems my options are very limited based on what is avaialable on the market. For all the globe trotters (and anyone that considers themselves an expert on the topic) can you please recommend any phones I might consider? Futhermore, is anyone familiar with a good third party carrier that sells unlocked phones?

Note, I'm very open to other options so please feel free to e-mail me privately if you hav...
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lilBoyBlue

Aug 6, 2007, 9:34 AM

Phone to travel with !

Hey All - I'm going to be 6 weeks in Europe, and want to replace my old Nokia with something around 200-300 bucks. I'm a AT&T guy from WAY back, and will be using it with them on return. Been reading a LOT and know just enough to be dangerous LOL ! Heres the phones I've liked - any thoughts:

Nokia5300
Nokia6270
SamSung Black Carbon/SGH D900
Samsung840

Sony W580/S500(that AT&T contract ends JUST after I leave .. might get this later once it's got the 2 yr contract discount)

Can you tell I want a slider? Or a candybar...
They just feel more durable and my phones normally last me a cpl years.

Also - whats a good sourse for buying .. ? I've read a few horror stories about tech support if you don't buy through a carrier. NEWa...
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ziphnor

Jul 29, 2007, 7:27 PM

Buying a phone in the US for use in Europe

Im currently on holiday in the US and Canada and was wondering if it would make sense to buy a cell phone to bring back to Europe (since electronics are generally quite a bit cheaper in the US).

Im mostly interested in phones similar to the iPhone in functionality, that is with good internet browsing functionality and a video/music player. As these phones are usually quite expensive, im thinking that the savings will be worth it.

So basically i would like to know if there are any major hindrances. For example:

1. Can you buy a phone unlocked without a subscription etc?

2. Will it be as easy as just putting my old SIM-card into the new phone?

3.
Can you buy phones in the US supporting UMTS
(or do you only get EDGE)?

4.
I...
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rhaf

Jul 28, 2007, 6:26 AM

using european phones in the us

Hi there,

I have some friends travelling through the States. They have a so called quad-band phone which has the obvious 1900MHz band needed in most of the US.

Unfortunately in large parts of Utah, California and Arizona they could not get any connections. Strangely enough this could not be attributed to lack of mobile phone ground relay stations as local americans were able to use their phones in some of these places.

Any ideas how this can be?

Regards,
Jan
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par_slim

Jul 17, 2007, 2:59 PM

asia is more advance than the u.s. when it comes to cellphone technology!

back then i thought america had everything to offer when it comes to advanced technology...but now, i am thinking otherwise, probably because of too much red tape, u.s.a is being left behind by asian countries such as japan and korea and even the philippines. japan is already moving to 4g while usa is still trying to face out its old tdma network. sprint is coming out with a feature wherein you could search for the location of your friends, philippines actually had this for more than 2 years now, you could actually reload your minutes anywhere or from anybody who has a reloading sim in the philippines, you need not purchase a prepaid card nor use your credit card. the n95 which was released last month in asia is just about to be released in ...
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Asher3

Jul 8, 2007, 12:42 PM

Bringing a phone from Japan

I live in the US and really want a phone from Japan, but nothing I have researched is even remotely new or conclusive.

I have US Cellular right now which is a CDMA carrier, but I am willing to switch over to AT&T for GSM if I must, but my question: is this even possible to do? Can I bring a phone from Japan and put it to a service here in the US?

Thanks
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rb

Jan 31, 2007, 12:27 PM

South Korea

Since Verizon can be used in South Korea, can someone please tell me which phones would work there.

Is it possible to and buy a pre-paid sim card over there to use with the phone?

I would appreciated if someone could help me out with this!

Thanks,
rb
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whichwayisup

Jun 19, 2006, 7:36 PM

Japan and US

I am totally confused by all the things I have to look for. World phones, yeah right Sad Someone please help me!

I need a 3G phone to operate on Japan's networks and one that Cingular, Verizon, Sprint, or T-mobile offers since they seem to be prevalent in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area where I will be going to school. My sophomore year I plan to go to Japan. Can I get a one year agreement through one of these companies and then go to Japan and get a provider over there for a year and then come back to the states? I don't want to rent a phone in Japan nor do I need to retain my US number. I don't want to be paying roaming rates all the time. Calls to the US will be done through VoIP anyway.

Does anyone here have experience with tra...
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paulyd04

Mar 22, 2007, 1:45 PM

need help w/ options to call from US to Australia

Hey everyone! I am in need of some major help. Here is the situation. My sister is leaving for college in July in Australia. I have been researching certain options for domestic provider's international calling rates and phones, but i'm not finding anything interesting. Here is what I am looking for-

Some way to call from US (either moblie or land based) to an Australian Mobile Phone for an affordable rate. I was wondering does any company domestically partner with an international company to offer like a family plan or like a discounted rate if you are calling mobile to mobile within the same company. Any information would be much appreciated. Please email me directly at pdeyarman@gmail.com with any important info. Thanks everyone!
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Samisgod

Jul 2, 2007, 3:56 AM

Confused about International phone services. HELP!

Hi!
I am currently living in The United States. In August i will be going to India, then two months later to Thailand, then to Australia in March.
My current phone is a P.O.S.
I am interested in buying the T-Mobile Wing.
Here are a couple questions:
1) Will the Wing work if i get it unlocked + put a new Sim card of the country that i am in and subscribe to their plan?
2) If i join the new company's plan, will the web browsing and all the web features work?
3) What phone would u recommend for my situation instead of the Wing. I am a T-Mobile customer, but there's always Ebay for my phone needs.

Thank you in advance.
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nerdkiller

May 3, 2007, 6:39 PM

China / USA

I'm leaving for china next week and am going to be traveling there regularly. I am currently on verizon and I know how limited they are world with cdma. I was thinking of switching to cingular and getting a pearl but am wondering if I could get anything cool over there and then get it set up to work here too.

Oh wait I bet I can't port my US number while in China. Anyway if I did get a phone from china and bring it back here before setting it up... how difficult is the it getting it set up with a cingular acct if the phone is a foreign GSM?

ALSO... is there anything in china worth getting? I will be in Shanghai mostly, dunno what they got. I imagine Hong Kong would have neat stuff but i wont be near there.

thx for anyones help!

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johnnyq

Mar 5, 2007, 6:54 PM

would an i-mate work in iraq?

I have a i-mate jam and i want to use it in iraq if i can, can anyone tell me if its possible and if so whats the best way to go about doing this. I belive that the i-mate i have is a tri-band.
12 replies
wwoody

Jun 5, 2007, 10:46 PM

GSM Compatibility

Does the Motorola i415 work on GSM networks?
3 replies
dreemin4life

Apr 10, 2007, 2:39 PM

Traveling to indonesia for 20 days

Hey, I'm traveling overseas to Indonesia (I live in the US) and will need a cellphone for emergencies. I was thinking a rental will be best for me seems how i just resigned with verizon not to long ago and they don't have many if any international capabilities. Is this the best way for me to go? What rental companies offer good service in Indonesia? Thanks guys, this is a huge help seems how I don't know to much about all of this.

Cheers,

Brandon Smile
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jon99

Apr 19, 2007, 4:32 PM

Phone Models in Mexico

Is there a site like phone scoop for mexican cell phones? i would like to be able to see what phones in use in mexico have MMS capabilities.

Thanks very much
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danielb

Apr 17, 2007, 9:00 AM

Motorola i530 for Europe

Hello!

I'm from Germany and would like to know if the Motorola i530 or some similar cell phones work with the European Mobile Network.

Thanks for your help!

Daniel B.
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