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Topic # 59754 11-Apr-2010 19:57
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Hi all,
I don't know a lot about cell phones or associated technologies, but I was looking at a website the other day that had great prices on mobile phones and cameras (I want a new phone, my parents want a new camera)

All of them seemed to be GSM phones, no CDMA. 

Is it simply a matter of buying a sim card for a phone purchased like this?

If anyone is interested in taking a look, the website is http://portagadgets.com/australia/home.php (maybe people here have had some experience with this site?)

Thanks for your help!

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  Reply # 317207 12-Apr-2010 08:20
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Which operator are you planning to use?

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  Reply # 317211 12-Apr-2010 08:33
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You can't use imported CDMA phones on Telecom's network.

You also need to factor in shipping costs, GST/duty if applicable and lack of warranty and decide whether importing goods stacks up vs buying locally.

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