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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation getting UK phone to work in USA

Hey everybody!

I recently came back from England, and I have the UK Samsung Galaxy SII. I purchased it with Vodafone on an 18 month contract. Anyways, contract was paid off, the phone is unlocked, and Im in the hunt for a carrier here. I wanted Verizon, but the CDMA-GSM issue wont allow that.

I went to T-Mobile, and they said that my version of the SGII is different from theirs, and works at a slightly different frequency, meaning I would in essence only get 2G data on the phone. WTF!? The guy did say that AT&T has the same SGII as mine, so maybe their frequencies will better align.

Does anyone know about this or can verify this? I want to do a pay as you go SIM, like the $50 one that both T-Mobile and AT&T offer.

Please let me know, as I really want to make this phone work over here!!

Many Thanks,
Samsung Galaxy SII I9100 mobile from Vodafone (UK Edition) running on the AT&T network in the USA
Currently running NeatRom Lite 4.3 & Jeboo 2.1+ kerenel
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi only (USA Edition)
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