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Topic # 106924 2-Aug-2012 20:26 Send private message

Hi there guys.

Picked up a Ideos phone for next to nothing on Trademe, and I was wondering if the 850mhz band could be unlocked, and how? It's an Android 2.2 model phone, and on GSMarena it says that the list of bands supported is 850mhz 3G but I was wondering is there a way this can be successfully unlocked?

Was reading, and Samsung phones of a similar era running Android, this band can be unlocked. Would it be the same is as the phone I'm getting?

 

Thanks

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  Reply # 666525 2-Aug-2012 20:32 Send private message

There is no way to "unlock" 850Mhz because it's not "locked".

The 8150 doesn't support both 850Mhz and 900MHz - there are two different variations of the phone. If you have the 2degrees version that supports 900/2100MHz it's not capable of 850MHz and doesn't have the radio to support this.

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  Reply # 666527 2-Aug-2012 20:33 Send private message

PaulZA: Hi there guys.

Picked up a Ideos phone for next to nothing on Trademe, and I was wondering if the 850mhz band could be unlocked, and how? It's an Android 2.2 model phone, and on GSMarena it says that the list of bands supported is 850mhz 3G but I was wondering is there a way this can be successfully unlocked?

Was reading, and Samsung phones of a similar era running Android, this band can be unlocked. Would it be the same is as the phone I'm getting?

 

Thanks


it's something to do with a chip inside the phone from what  i understand.













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  Reply # 666547 2-Aug-2012 21:11 Send private message

Short answer: it won't work on Telecom XT.




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