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jen_blue



Joined: 20 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Advice on mobile phones Reply with quote

hello,

I'm looking for a new mobile phone but am concerned that should I go abroad I may end up stuck on a contract, paying money out when I cant use the minutes etc because of the international roaming charges, then not be able to use it on a network abroad due to compatibility issues.

I'm looking at a smart phone probably android.

Any advice?
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Mr_Monkey



Joined: 11 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't get a contract phone.
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Guy Courchesne



Joined: 10 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever phone you get, to make use of a local network when you go abroad, make sure the phone is unlocked or can be unlocked.

I bought a Samsung smartphone in Canada that was locked but not under contract, thinking I could just have it unlocked by a tech in Mexico and then use my local chip. Turns out they couldn't unlock it at all. Ended up buying a Mexican Samsung Ace.
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