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Topic # 27716 4-Nov-2008 19:48
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Does anyone know if these are locked to Telecom SIM cards only?

Going overseas next month but can use CDMA in the US, but may want to use a local SIM card while there. Need GSM for Fiji and Mexico

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  Reply # 175847 4-Nov-2008 19:57
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Even if they weren't, with 'tricks' like this - it isn't hard to justify locking them.

My own experience from taking two devices (A treo 750 and my blackberry 8830) to China was that the treo would allow a VFNZ sim but the blackberry would only accept the Telecom SIM.

In my case, I put the SIM in to see if it worked and actually used it on the telecom roaming sim... making the odd local call plus data usage. Wasn't too expensive.




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  Reply # 176097 5-Nov-2008 13:35

The Nokia 6070 that Telecom provides is unlocked and I used it fine with my T-Mobile to go sim in the US. I even updated the MMS/WAP settings for photo messaging back to email.

If you use it with a Telecom Sim you can connect to either AT&T(Cingular) or T-mobile and your CDMA device will work on Sprint/Nextel




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  Reply # 176113 5-Nov-2008 14:04
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bmw15: The Nokia 6070 that Telecom provides is unlocked and I used it fine with my T-Mobile to go sim in the US. I even updated the MMS/WAP settings for photo messaging back to email.

If you use it with a Telecom Sim you can connect to either AT&T(Cingular) or T-mobile and your CDMA device will work on Sprint/Nextel



Oh really. A colleague got a loan phone a couple of days ago and it said in the docs that you cannot use it in the USA with your Telecom SIM card.


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  Reply # 176132 5-Nov-2008 15:25

Telecom says that as USA has CDMA networks and they would rather you used their partner Sprint. In Sep 07 I could connect to AT & T and in Feb 08 I could connect to both AT&T and T-Mobile. They use AT&T and T-mobile for data and voice roaming on their PDA roamers-Palm 750. And if I remember correctly i could even access EDGE when connected with AT&T. I have tested it in CA,CO and TX.

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