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    Rosso81
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    I am moving to the US next month and am wondering which network carrier
    to use. I want to be able to basically change my phone when I want.
    This pretty much eliminates Verizon as they don't have SIM cards to
    easily change.

    My question is does this carrier use SIM cards and if so is it easy to
    change phone or does it use an unusual frequency like the 850/1900 used
    by Cingular which makes it harder to change phones?

    Many thanks.


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    Frank Thomas
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    Re: SIM cards and changing phones


    "Rosso81" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > I am moving to the US next month and am wondering which network carrier
    > to use. I want to be able to basically change my phone when I want.
    > This pretty much eliminates Verizon as they don't have SIM cards to
    > easily change.
    >
    > My question is does this carrier use SIM cards and if so is it easy to
    > change phone or does it use an unusual frequency like the 850/1900 used
    > by Cingular which makes it harder to change phones?
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Rosso81



    Sprint is CDMA, not GSM, so, no SIM cards are put in Sprint phones. Sprint
    does have some kind of world phone that runs both GSM and CDMA, but I am
    under the impression that it does not run GSM here in the US and it is
    expected to be a locked phone, meaning a foreign SIM or SIM for anothe
    carrier may not work in it.

    Cingular and T- Mobile are GSM, and yes they run on 850/1900, not 900/1800,
    so a foreign phone running 900/1800 won't work here.

    I have a second quad band GSM phone for international travel myself, and
    have thought about switching to Cingular so I could use just one phone
    anywhere. Unfortunately, for coverage here, you really need a CDMA with the
    ability to roam on analog, there are alot of places still where digital
    alone, including GSM just won't work.

    Also, depending on how much you like WAP and internet services, GSM tends
    to be more expensive. Sprint has an inexpensive all you can eat rate plan,
    whereas with Cingular you buy by the kilobyte.

    Wish you the best of luck and hope for a good adjustment in your relocation.







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