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Topic # 28605 5-Dec-2008 14:30
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I want to buy a Samsung A551 from Telstra in Aussie. Would I be able to use it on telecoms new network?
It says that a Network unlocking fee applies, would anyone know how much that woud cost?
http://shop.telstra.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=11651&productId=69555&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=30920&displayType=Advanced

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Reply # 182310 5-Dec-2008 14:47
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You will be able to use 3G phones on Telecom's new network when it's live from mid-2009. Until then you will have to use a locally supplied CDMA handset.

When the new Telecom network goes live they will have new handsets so I wouldn't buy anything now - first because it can't be used second because you don't know what's in the market in six months time.




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  Reply # 182322 5-Dec-2008 15:39
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The unlocking fee on Telstra depends on the subsidy that is put on the phone, it is not a flat fee.

If you actually type "network locking" in the Telstra site search box you will find everything you need to know.

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