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    david333
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    Hi everyone,

    I am brand new here, having just registered a few minutes ago and I am also fairly new to the Smartphone world. Anyhow I recently purchased the Samsung GT-S5830L from Amazon. I will be traveling to Hong Kong in two months and was wondering the compatibility of this phone while over there. First and foremost, am I correct that GSM is 2G and HSDPA is 3G?

    The specifications of this phone lists the following regarding networks:
    GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    HSDPA Dual band: 850/1900

    For Hong Kong, they use 900/1800 for GSM and they use 2100 for HSDPA (3G). So it looks like this Samsung model covers Hong Kong's 900/1800 GSM, but does not cover the 2100 HSDPA. So when I get the local HK SIM card, does this mean the phone can be used there locally for basic phone calls, basic texting, basic wifi/network internet surfing but cannot be used for video phone calling and faster internet connection? Or will this phone not work at all while I'm there?


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    Re: Using Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L in Hong Kong

    What network is the phone originally from?

    Is it unlocked? If it is, most likely case it will work fine with HKs frequency such as Vodafone

    Quote Originally Posted by david333 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am brand new here, having just registered a few minutes ago and I am also fairly new to the Smartphone world. Anyhow I recently purchased the Samsung GT-S5830L from Amazon. I will be traveling to Hong Kong in two months and was wondering the compatibility of this phone while over there. First and foremost, am I correct that GSM is 2G and HSDPA is 3G?

    The specifications of this phone lists the following regarding networks:
    GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    HSDPA Dual band: 850/1900

    For Hong Kong, they use 900/1800 for GSM and they use 2100 for HSDPA (3G). So it looks like this Samsung model covers Hong Kong's 900/1800 GSM, but does not cover the 2100 HSDPA. So when I get the local HK SIM card, does this mean the phone can be used there locally for basic phone calls, basic texting, basic wifi/network internet surfing but cannot be used for video phone calling and faster internet connection? Or will this phone not work at all while I'm there?
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