Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

308 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Topic # 201976 12-Sep-2016 15:50
Send private message

Going on extended vacation to USA next year. Currently have a Samsung S5  - bought through Harvey Normans on a Telecom account so assuming its locked to them.


Keen to use it in states next year for a variety of things - browsing,  GPS Map directions, emailing and calling taxis / hotels etc.  While appreciating it may well work without me doing anything I'm wondering if the cost would work out to be more expensive than doing the following.


Therefore thinking of 


1. Unlocking it here


2. Purchasing a SIM in the USA and loading it up with an AT&T tourist card SIM etc ?




Just perused the Telecom site and it appears I can get a decent amount of data and calls /texts for around $50. The issues is my current SIM card is employer provided - it's my phone but their SIM. I'm assuming I'm going to have to purchase a new SIM anyway if I take my phone overseas as they won't change the corporate mobile plans etc




Anyone done the above - either/ or and any tips.





Create new topic
4028 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2313

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1627994 12-Sep-2016 17:08
Send private message

The Samsung S5 from Spark will not be SIM locked

27428 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6881

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1628044 12-Sep-2016 18:09
Send private message

S5 will work but you will be missing some 4G bands.



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.