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# 38836 5-Aug-2009 06:23
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Hi Guys, not sure if this is the right place to ask so forgive me if its not, but my mate has just emailed me from Singapore and want to bring a nice new HTC phone home. He asked if he could just pop a sim card into it upon return? Could it be that easy? (he asked) . My knowledge is pretty limited and wondered if anyone here could give me some pointers as to what he can or cannot get working on Telecoms XT network and what simple technical specs he might quote to make sure he got the right thing. - Many Thanks.

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  # 242797 5-Aug-2009 06:58
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Your friend will need to make sure he has a phone capable of WCDMA on 850 Mhz. A lot of people fall into the trap of thinking GSM 850 will do. It won't.


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  # 242802 5-Aug-2009 07:17
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Thank you so much! I will pass that on.


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  # 242833 5-Aug-2009 08:57
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And make sure the handset is not SIM locked to a carrier.

That, combined with 850MHz WCDMA should ensure a high probability of success.

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