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GSM Cell Phones

Silverback

TRIBE Member
If I were to buy a Tri-band GSM phone in Asia, could I bring that back here and sign up with Rogers? Anyone anyone?
 

Silverback

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kennyboy
Just make sure you have the lock codes. Otherwise you're probably out of luck.
Who's lock codes, what lock codes? I think over there, you can just buy a phone and sign up with whom ever you like, there is none of this phone ownership type idea we have here in NA. I could be wrong though.
 

kennyboy

TRIBE Member
There are programming lock codes. That's why you can't get a cell phone on Telus, Bell, etc and take it to another wireless company. You need the programming lock codes in order to program the phone. Without these, the phone can't be activated.
 

Dirt Dawg

TRIBE Member
In asia the is no locked phone situation. It will be good to double check, but they have nveer done it before. Also make sure that it is a tri band phone as well if you intend to use it all over the world.
 

Silverback

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Dirt Dawg
In asia the is no locked phone situation. It will be good to double check, but they have nveer done it before. Also make sure that it is a tri band phone as well if you intend to use it all over the world.
That's what I thought, so that is my plan, pickup a Tri-band to use pretty much anywhere in the world.
 

Astroboy

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kennyboy
You may still need the lock codes when you program it here in Canada.
no he will not.

you mention telus and bell, well, of course their phones need programming cuz they're on the north american standard of CDMA...

GSM phones, that are tri band and world phones, and as such, operate the same way, on any GSM network on the planet....

he won't need any lock codes if he buys a GSM phone from over seas....
 

labRat

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chances are it isn't locked to a network, especially when you just buy a phone by itself.

to use it here - just go to Fido/Rogers and buy a SIM with a plan for $20. pop in the SIM card and away you go
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by labRat
^ that's a great phone - take out the camera to make it a bit cheaper and it'd be even better.
Indeed. The camera is just a novelty...I love bluetooth though. I got it for really cheap too...Rogers is nice to people who spend $400/mth. :D
 

labRat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Balzz
...I love bluetooth though. I got it for really cheap too...
if you have a mac it gets even better. controlling your iTunes, iPhoto and anything else you can think of to script up.
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by labRat
if you have a mac it gets even better. controlling your iTunes, iPhoto and anything else you can think of to script up.
But then I would have a mac. And I would kill myself. Slowly. So it wouldn't be better. Except for people who wish I were dead.
 

Galactic Phantom

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by labRat
why - to throw through people's windows?

it's a brick with a crappy interface.
The P900 is fixed up, better casing, improved OS and the 2nd generation...

You could be thinking about the p800
 
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