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Kelt

UK Carrier SIMs and US Phones

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Ok, here's the deal.

I have a Nexus One that I bought straight from Google. The thing is is that it operates on AT&T's frequencies for 3G. (AT&T and T-Mobile use the same freqs for 2g.)

This phone operates on UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz in the US. Does anyone know if there is a carrier in the UK that operates on these frequencies? I know I *can* use it there, as there are overlapping freqs, but I would prefer if I had full 3G speeds.

As an aside, this phone is unlocked (never had been actually, as was Google didn't ship them locked.

I would prefer, if possible, to just buy the SIM card from the cellular carrier, and not have to buy a phone with it.

Thanks,

Kelt

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Unfortunately that phone won't work - you need a quad band phone (including the 900/1800 MHz bands) in order for it to work in the UK.

When you have an unlocked, quad-band phone, however, you will then be able to buy a pay-as-you-go SIM when you get to the UK and it will work.

You can also get a basic phone for �10 from O2, even with pay-as-you-go service.

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Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Micro-USB, A-GPS

Quad band GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE and Tri band UMTS 900 1700 2100 MHz or 850 1900 2100 MHz HSDPA/HSUPA[2][4]

From the wikipedia entry on it. I merely overlooked the "and" part. So it will work with a drop in SIM card apparently. Now, my next question is, will I have 3g speeds?

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