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Good phone for travel to Asia ???

fcellis

Nov 20, 2006, 10:54 PM
I just discovered this site and registered just to ask this question... My wife and I travel to Asia (China / Japan) several times a year, We live in california, so Cingular is a common carrier for us... is there a phone that would work for us world wide?

-F
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AshDizzle

Nov 23, 2006, 12:57 PM
any phone that is unlocked and quadband will do you fine. do some internet searching man this is something you should know.
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sangyup81

Nov 24, 2006, 6:33 PM
Ash, they don't use GSM in Japan
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AshDizzle

Nov 29, 2006, 3:59 PM
whatever. GSM 900 and WCDMA 2100. get a phone with that.
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wombough

Dec 2, 2006, 7:35 PM
Japan has a network that no other country uses!
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sangyup81

Nov 24, 2006, 6:34 PM
For China, you'll need Quadband GSM.
For Japan, you'll need a phone with W-CDMA 2100.

The only phones I know of right now that have all bands are the Cingular 8525 and the Treo 750 coming out.
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littlefuzzbear

Nov 25, 2006, 10:44 PM
sangyup81 said:
For China, you'll need Quadband GSM.
For Japan, you'll need a phone with W-CDMA 2100.

The only phones I know of right now that have all bands are the Cingular 8525 and the Treo 750 coming out.


You do not need quad band in China. China is only GSM 900 (China Mobile and China Unicom) so either a phone that will do 900/1800/1900 or 900/1800 will work just fine. Of course a quad band will work also, but isn't needed if you have any phone that will use 900 Mhz.
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fcellis

Nov 25, 2006, 11:54 PM
Thanks everyone for the info...

-Frank
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mindoculus

Nov 28, 2006, 8:39 PM
the nokia n80 is quad band and WCDMA 2100. so is the nokia N73 and nokia n91. buy them unlocked and you are set.
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Leandra48

Dec 15, 2006, 1:32 AM
www.gsmworld.com

Japan operates on 3G 2100

China operates on all others 900, and in Hong Kong 1800 , 2100 , 3G

more likely by a cheap phone over there if you are in Japan.
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ralph_on_me

Dec 16, 2006, 9:45 AM
We do have septuple band phones. They're not called this, because that's a mouthful to say.

Quad-band GSM, and Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA

Ex: HTC 8525.

While there aren't many of those, there will certainly be more in production over time.
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