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Old June 13th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cry HTC Desire S in Canada

Seriously inquiring into buying an unlocked HTC Desire S from Vodafone or another UK carrier, unlocking the IMEI and then putting a Canadian SIM card (Bell or Telus) into it. Anyone with hints/tips/warnings? Will most features/apps work on the 'converted' phone? Or is something like this a little too advantageous? The Desire isn't new enough for me, and the Desire HD is much too large. I fear the Wildfire will give me too many lagging problems (fast texter, loads apps slower) and the Incredible S is WAY too big.

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I'd suggest you to ask that question either in Desire S forum section or in Android Lounge.

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Welcome to AF!

I'm not sure about unlocking but can give you two smallish tips about those phones:

1) From what I have heard the wildfire has a small screen, can be a problem with some apps

2) Having a big phone like the Desire HD is something most people seem to "get used to" -- initially they thought it was too large, but eventually came to really enjoy the larger screen. YMMV.

Also, you may want to ask this question in the Android lounge forum

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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As long as the Phone is Carrier unlocked I see no reason why a Bell or Telus sim card wouldn't work in a UK model. They are all GSM networks and support the necessary frequencies for 3G.
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Sorry for bumping an old thread but in case you were still looking, or if anyone else has stumbled upon this thread:

If you want to use the HTC Desire S in Canada it would be best to avoid the European flavour (S510E) which would only be compatible with 2G networks. Get the AU version (S510B) with HSDPA 850 3G.
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