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  1. #1
    Kosh
    Guest
    Hello,

    I've been busy scoping out the w800i and have been considering
    importing one for use over here (I'm in Detroit) on the Cingular
    network. At a glance, it seems to hit all the same GSM frequencies
    that my old phone (V3 RAZR) did.

    I'm concerned, however, about the ability to use such a phone over
    here due to the whole branding and locking issue. Over here, I am led
    to believe, some functions are dependent on service provider settings
    within the phone itself; settings that are locked in by the SP before
    I purchase.

    Can someone recommend a few reputable sources for unlocked phones? Are
    there databases available with the appropriate provider-specific
    settings for making sure that the w800i would be fully compatible (and
    working!) with my service provider here?

    Cheers!

    PS - I'm sorry about asking what could be considered "low level"
    questions. :-) just not sure where else to look for advice. And so I
    turn to usenet! *chuckles*



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  2. #2
    Fender62
    Guest

    Re: w800i purchase and import (UK -> US)

    just get it unlocked back in u.k
    http://www.seuniverse.com/supporttrio/index.php
    "Kosh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been busy scoping out the w800i and have been considering
    > importing one for use over here (I'm in Detroit) on the Cingular
    > network. At a glance, it seems to hit all the same GSM frequencies
    > that my old phone (V3 RAZR) did.
    >
    > I'm concerned, however, about the ability to use such a phone over
    > here due to the whole branding and locking issue. Over here, I am led
    > to believe, some functions are dependent on service provider settings
    > within the phone itself; settings that are locked in by the SP before
    > I purchase.
    >
    > Can someone recommend a few reputable sources for unlocked phones? Are
    > there databases available with the appropriate provider-specific
    > settings for making sure that the w800i would be fully compatible (and
    > working!) with my service provider here?
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > PS - I'm sorry about asking what could be considered "low level"
    > questions. :-) just not sure where else to look for advice. And so I
    > turn to usenet! *chuckles*






  3. #3
    Sally Greenberg
    Guest

    Re: w800i purchase and import (UK -> US)

    On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:06:12 GMT, Kosh <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I've been busy scoping out the w800i and have been considering
    >importing one for use over here (I'm in Detroit) on the Cingular
    >network. At a glance, it seems to hit all the same GSM frequencies
    >that my old phone (V3 RAZR) did.
    >
    >I'm concerned, however, about the ability to use such a phone over
    >here due to the whole branding and locking issue. Over here, I am led
    >to believe, some functions are dependent on service provider settings
    >within the phone itself; settings that are locked in by the SP before
    >I purchase.
    >
    >Can someone recommend a few reputable sources for unlocked phones? Are
    >there databases available with the appropriate provider-specific
    >settings for making sure that the w800i would be fully compatible (and
    >working!) with my service provider here?


    I've purchased an unlocked ("SIM free") phones from mphone (and will
    be purchasing a 990 from them when it's available). I've had no
    problem with Cingular in the US nor Virgin in the UK. Mphone has
    always answered my questions promptly and gave excellent service.They
    even remove VAT from the price when shipping to the US. See
    www.mphone.co.uk .

    Sally





  4. #4
    Taylor
    Guest

    Re: w800i purchase and import (UK -> US)

    "Kosh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been busy scoping out the w800i and have been considering
    > importing one for use over here (I'm in Detroit) on the Cingular
    > network. At a glance, it seems to hit all the same GSM frequencies
    > that my old phone (V3 RAZR) did.
    >
    > I'm concerned, however, about the ability to use such a phone over
    > here due to the whole branding and locking issue. Over here, I am led
    > to believe, some functions are dependent on service provider settings
    > within the phone itself; settings that are locked in by the SP before
    > I purchase.
    >
    > Can someone recommend a few reputable sources for unlocked phones? Are
    > there databases available with the appropriate provider-specific
    > settings for making sure that the w800i would be fully compatible (and
    > working!) with my service provider here?
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > PS - I'm sorry about asking what could be considered "low level"
    > questions. :-) just not sure where else to look for advice. And so I
    > turn to usenet! *chuckles*


    http://www.seuniverse.com

    I would recommend that as a starting forum,
    the software you should use is:

    http://www.davinciteam.com

    1) READ the forum 2) READ the instructions carefully, they're easy when you
    see the flash presentation showing you what to do!

    1 credit is 10 euros, 2 credits 18 euros.

    I think you need to get 2 credits to unlock, could be wrong.





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