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Topic # 9259 2-Sep-2006 20:20
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I am going back to India in few days so i was planning to take a CDMA phone to india!! I just want to ask whether or not HTC harrier will work there or not if i put CDMA card from India??

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  Reply # 45214 2-Sep-2006 20:51
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CDMA devices will not work in other countries.... You can roam to some countries but thats it. No way to get the device provisioned to another network.

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Reply # 45216 2-Sep-2006 20:54
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CDMA networks do not use a SIM card. The phone will not work there (unless there's roaming available), because most CDMA networks don't connect imported phones.

It's better for your to sell it here and buy something there.







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Reply # 45217 2-Sep-2006 20:56
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Are you really sure?? I am saying so because there are three different companies in India who provides CDMA services and you can buy a mobile phone from Nokia and then choose the services.



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Reply # 45219 2-Sep-2006 20:58
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freitasm: CDMA networks do not use a SIM card. The phone will not work there (unless there's roaming available), because most CDMA networks don't connect imported phones.

It's better for your to sell it here and buy something there.



But There are phones available in which you have to put sim alike thing to access the CDMA services.

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Reply # 45220 2-Sep-2006 20:59
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Those are not SIM cards, those are RUIM cards. And the Harrier does not use those. Actually no phone in New Zealand use those cards.

So, not it won't work.





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Reply # 45221 2-Sep-2006 20:59
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Sumitverma: Are you really sure?? I am saying so because there are three different companies in India who provides CDMA services and you can buy a mobile phone from Nokia and then choose the services.
Yes, I am sure. But if you really doubt, then contact the companies and ask them directly.









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  Reply # 45222 2-Sep-2006 21:00
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CDMA phones have to have special software for each network, you cannot just get any phone connected to any network



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Reply # 45223 2-Sep-2006 21:01
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bradstewart: CDMA phones have to have special software for each network, you cannot just get any phone connected to any network



So is it just Impossible?? or can i give it a try??

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  Reply # 45224 2-Sep-2006 21:03
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Its impossible.....

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Reply # 45226 2-Sep-2006 21:07
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Sumitverma:
bradstewart: CDMA phones have to have special software for each network, you cannot just get any phone connected to any network


So is it just Impossible?? or can i give it a try??
Look, I think you shold start believing what some of the oldest people here are saying. Go ahead and try it. Then sell the device as a Pocket PC only, because it will not be connected.







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Reply # 45232 2-Sep-2006 21:30
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Mauricio Freitas

Just want to say that please calm down and dont be rude. We dont have good CDMA phones in India so i was a little excited. If you want i can take off my account but please dont use harsh symbols and words. :-)

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Reply # 45233 2-Sep-2006 21:33
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Hey, no need to remove the account. It is just that the answer to this question was clear here.

No hard feelings...







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Reply # 45234 2-Sep-2006 21:36
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Thanks for that. have a beer and enjoy your Saturday eve!!

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Reply # 45245 3-Sep-2006 04:31
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Definitely CDMA phones need operator to customise directly to make it work on their network.

sell your current phone here like freitasm says... he knows the right things to tell you...




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Reply # 45268 3-Sep-2006 13:33
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Well i am not using a CDMA phone but was going to buy one. I decided to take expertise help (you all) and then go ahead. Cheers!! you all really saved my money! Thanks to all especiallly to Mauricio Freitas!!  Laughing

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