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Topic # 6537 2-Feb-2006 09:37
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Could anyone please tell me whether CDMA phones operating with frequency 800 MHz / 1900 Mhz in India will be compatible with Sprint PCS service in USA ?
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  Reply # 27656 2-Feb-2006 09:50
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Yes they are. Sprint PCS operate at 1900MHz. It just depends on whether or not Sprint have a roaming agreement with a CDMA carrier in India.



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  Reply # 27657 2-Feb-2006 09:56
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thanks for the reply.

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  Reply # 27663 2-Feb-2006 10:31
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Note: In general, you cant just take a CDMA phone into another country and just connect it. The only normal way of using a handset like that is roaming, which incurs much higher charges.

Are you looking at a one-off, or importing phones for sale?




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  Reply # 27666 2-Feb-2006 11:03
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Actually Im planning to buy a phone from India,that works on CDMA connection.
All i want to know if it can be activated on Sprint PCS in USA. I dont find any fancy nokia mobiles with Sprint here in USA.

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  Reply # 27668 2-Feb-2006 11:20
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That will be a problem. Sprint PCS do not sell Nokias so purchasing a Nokia from India and connecting it to Sprint will not be possible.



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  Reply # 27671 2-Feb-2006 11:39
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Sprint has a Nokia phone model number 3155i , Reliance Service in India has the same phone model number 3155, that is why im wondering whether it supports or not.
Thanks a lot

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  Reply # 27672 2-Feb-2006 11:41
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Ok - it will still not work as you would need to reprogram the phone with Sprint network settings and the ESN/AKey would need loading on the Sprint network by Sprint.

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Reply # 27673 2-Feb-2006 11:45
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CDMA operators in general will not enable third party supplied handsets because of Jama's explanation - there are things to do on the network side, not only on the mobile itself.







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  Reply # 27674 2-Feb-2006 11:45
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Thanks a lot Jama , i have been wondering about this. You have clarified my doubts. Better i get a phone out here in Sprint . Thanks again.



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  Reply # 27675 2-Feb-2006 11:47
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Thanks Alpha.

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