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Topic # 64769 22-Jul-2010 12:03
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I am asking this question in behalf of a teacher from my school and was wondering if anyone
could help me

Next year the school is heading over to switzerland for three weeks on a trip and instead of going on global roaming and getting a large bill as the boys use their
phones for a wide range of services (data,calling and texting) we were thinking of purchasing swisscom simcards when arriving and using them for the three weeks

My question is that if the boys take their XT handsets with them should the phones work on the swisscom network for text and calls (don't really need to bother about data)? I know that some of the boys have the R100 handsets, an iPhone and the nokia handsets that telec
stock but I was just wondering if someone could
give me an idea if they should work.

Thanks
Tane




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  Reply # 354851 22-Jul-2010 12:12
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This site indicates that swisscom run a 2100 3g network, which is exactly the same as XT, so there should be no issues using XT phones on swisscom 3G.

http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/index.html

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  Reply # 354907 22-Jul-2010 13:37
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Unfortunately the R100 doesn't support 2100 3G but I see swisscom do 2g 900/1800 gsm so the phones should still work but data will be a bit horrible. Even voda/2deg phones should work on swisscom

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  Reply # 354920 22-Jul-2010 14:09
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If you go to the below link and choose Switzerland, you will be able to see what providors you can use.
Even though this is if your using roaming but since its the same hardware I dont see it should be any different putting in a local sim

http://www.telecomroaming.co.nz/journey/quickcheck/

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