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# 75378 17-Jan-2011 18:52
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Hi all

My samsung 8300's screen has died just out of warranty and am looking to replace with a SE W995 but i'm told that it's only the w995a (note the additional a for America apparently) works with XT....

can anyone give me a definitive answer?

i found this info:

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_w995-2682.php

which gave this info:


- W995 HSDPA/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
- W995a HSDPA/850/900/1800/1900 MHz for America

This just confused me more - i expected the 'a' version to have the extra (required?) frequency, not the other way around!

Looking forward to any and all help thankyou everyone!

S

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  # 428150 17-Jan-2011 19:02
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Sometimes GSM Arena lists all the bands all the variations of a handset support, not individual models. Every time I see a listing with all possible bands in it I know something is wrong.

 






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  # 428153 17-Jan-2011 19:04
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ok cheers mate

do you know which model 995 works with xt?

 
 
 
 


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  # 428160 17-Jan-2011 19:21
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just the w995a as the w995 would only get 2100 umts and that not a ideal , as telecom is a 100% 850 umts and only supports 2100 as infill coverage in major citys when needed



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  # 428162 17-Jan-2011 19:26
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thanks juggalo!!

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  # 428166 17-Jan-2011 19:30
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Shaggie: Hi all

My samsung 8300's screen has died just out of warranty and am looking to replace with a SE W995 but i'm told that it's only the w995a (note the additional a for America apparently) works with XT....

can anyone give me a definitive answer?

i found this info:

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_w995-2682.php

which gave this info:


- W995 HSDPA/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
- W995a HSDPA/850/900/1800/1900 MHz for America

This just confused me more - i expected the 'a' version to have the extra (required?) frequency, not the other way around!

Looking forward to any and all help thankyou everyone!


Having a look over at this review:

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Sony-Ericsson-W995a.htm


Phone: Quad band unlocked GSM world phone 850/900/1800/1900MHz with EDGE. 3G HSDPA on the 850/1800/1900MHz bands.

If you're going to get the SE W995 you'll need to get the SE W995a which includes support for UMTS 850 - the American versions tend to support the AT&T frequencies which make them compatible with XT Network. 

Meaning it should work nationwide without any problems.  




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