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Alastair59
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Need Help for the old guy on his UK Trip.
      #39591 - 01/04/11 09:23 PM

I gave up on updating my cellphone a few years ago. I am presently Verizon Wireless which works great here in Connecticut. Now I would like to get a Android smartphone which allows me access my Google account.

So my question is what smartphone and what carrier ie: TMobile or AT&T as they use the 900/2100MHz bands as does the UK. They say the Google - Nexus S is sold unlocked so in theory you should be able to put a Sim card when I'm in England.

When you are new you should read the website first. The section on Unlocked GSM Phone Reviews is very useful.
I could stay with Verizon and get a Droid 2 Global but it has a vodafone Sim card installed and Vodafone service sucks in the UK like TMobile in Connecticut.

Any help, ideas or thoughts would be grateful.

Edited by Alastair59 (01/05/11 05:39 AM)


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Re: Need Help for the old guy on his UK Trip. [Re: Alastair59]
      #39596 - 01/05/11 09:09 AM

If you're a customer in good standing, Verizon will generally give you the unlock code, so you could use the Droid 2 Global with another provider's SIM card. Just call customer service and ask them about it.

The Nexus S is a really lovely phone, and I own one myself. You're best off going with T-Mobile if you get that phone though, because it lacks AT&T's 3G bands. Android is absolutely not great with 2G/EDGE service because it does a lot of updates over the data network. These go very quickly on 3G and crawl on EDGE.

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Alastair59
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Re: Need Help for the old guy on his UK Trip. [Re: LisaG]
      #39600 - 01/05/11 11:26 AM

Thank you very much Lisa, will pop into Best Buy tomorrow and get one. Looking at TMobile site it looks that I have good coverage. Did find a UK site on Sim cards.
http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/pay-monthly/sim-cards

Thanks again.


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