September 3rd, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 792218005
I live in Canada and use Rogers. I want to purchase either a Droid, Nexus One, or Samsung Galaxy S over ebay. Problem is I'm a complete noob and have only ever bought phones through my carrier. My knowledge of what to do is VERY limited. All I know is that I need a phone with a sim card...
How do I go about making it work here? I'm sure plenty of people here know the answer so I'd love a bit of help!
tl;dr: Live in Canada. Want a phone from outside Canada. How make work?
inb4: Yes I have tried Google.
Just make sure you purchase an (UNLOCKED) phone that is capable of running on the At&t network in the US. Any Nexus one that you find compatable with At&t, Rogers, Bell, Telus will be
unlocked for sure.
If you can't get an unlocked phone, you'll have to get it unlocked yourself. Just use Google to find someplace online that will get a code for you (for a fee of course), I'm sure that if also post back to the forums here you'll be able to get some recommendations of sites to use as well.
Once you have the phone, just pop your Sim card into it and your good to go.