Simple question... USA phones

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  1. Kyl3

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    Screw that 4.5" screen samsung!

    All I wanna know is the inspire 4g from AT&T nextG compatible? Seems to be same model number mobicity sell so I assume yes?
     
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    I bought an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S in Canada recently and it works fine over here. I assume it would be the same.
     
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    yes but it'll likely still be locked to AT&T, not usually a big deal theres generally some way devised on xda-developers to unlock them.

    id personally recommend the samsung captivate over the inspire 4G if you want a great modern android superphone.
     
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    a waste of money to get 4G now?
     
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    American's call HSPA+ 4G, true 4G is LTE.

    By the American definition Telstra current NextG network can call their network 4G as well
     
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    ahhh I c, no wonder i noticed them arguing over this, lol, why do they do this to themselves.... sad

    I think american mobiles are getting shittier by the month (with all the network lock and restrictions, also read some rumors about Apple banning SGS II in US wtf??),

    europe seems to be the most happening place
     
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    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

    As long as it's 850 it will work nicely on Telstra's network.

    link to gsm arena
     
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    +1

    Captivate rocks and there are online merchants that provide unlock codes with purchase of the phone, which can be had for around $350 delivered.
     
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    The Samsung Galaxy line is all quad-band so it'll work on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

    The HTC does not support 900 or 2100mhz 3G. Telstra's NextG network is 850MHz and Vodafone has a pretty small 850MHz network so probably best to get a local DHD unless you're going with Telstra.
     
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    Have telstra postpaid sim currently, will stay that way :)

    Offer too good on local desire for 280 so will just roll with that till the sensation is released :D


    Cheers for the info lads!
     
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    lol the unlock code is provided in the phone's internal memory, you just use an app from xda-developers to extract it. cost = 0
     
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    I know, but when you get it emailed to you for free anyway it's even easier.
     
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    not when you pay more to buy from a seller who 'gives' you the unlock code as opposed to some random on eBay :)

    ive bought captivates as cheaply as $250USD in recent times. absolute bargain for what is a better-built galaxy S (albeit unfortunately without front facing camera and FM radio :()
     
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    is that 250 new?
     
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    they usually have a fingerprint or two on them but theyve been taken care of

    no point buying phones new when getting them from eBay US, any warranty it might have you'll have buckleys of claiming anyway, so save the money.
     

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