Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Rogers

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Red face Possibly most noobish question ever

Hello everybody!

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.

Advertisements
792218005 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Reformed PH
 
Steven58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,921
 
Device(s): Gnex AOKP Nightlies (KitKat)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 8,948
Thanked 26,702 Times in 7,003 Posts
Default

I'd like to answer your question and help you personally, but I can't. What I CAN do, however, is move your query to the Rogers' forum. Someone will help you from there, most likely.

Finally, I'd like to warmly welcome you to Android Forums. We are the largest and most friendly Android Forum on planet Earth! Glad you signed up.
Steven58 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Steven58 For This Useful Post:
792218005 (September 4th, 2010)
Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
GreatBigDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Summerside, PE
Posts: 495
 
Device(s): HTC Dream HTC Magic+ SE Xperia X10
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 792218005 View Post
Hello everybody!

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.

gbd
GreatBigDog is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GreatBigDog For This Useful Post:
792218005 (September 4th, 2010)
Old September 4th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks a bunch for the help! I was really hoping it would be as simple as that!

Once I finally get my hands on a sexy Android I'll be posting quite a bit on your fantastic forum!
792218005 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2010, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi I am also on rogers. I just bought a galaxay s through bell.
Switching it to rogers was a piece of cake with the Galaxy S

Here are the steps I took.
1) Go to the market and download android unlock tool and run it.
It gave me the unlock code for the phone.
2) Power the phone down, and replace the bell sim card with my rogers one.
3) When you power it back up it will not recognize your sim card and a prompt will come up to enter in your unlock code. Enter that in and your phone is unlocked.
4 Enter Rogers apn settings and you are all set (you can find these easily by doing a google search for rogers apn setting)

That was it. Less than 5 minutes and no technical ability needed.
Cy1971 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
BingoRingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Aylmer, Quebec
Posts: 399
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 - SGH-T999
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 55 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Or you can buy a brand new unlocked phone from Canada!

Try this link: Buy Unlocked GSM Cell Phones and Accessories - PureMobile Canada They don't have all the models you're looking for but it's worth a look.

***I have never dealt with this company so don't use this as a testimonial! Do your homeworks before buying from any website, eBay or not!***
BingoRingo is offline  
Last edited by BingoRingo; September 6th, 2010 at 05:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BingoRingo View Post
Or you can buy a brand new unlocked phone from Canada!

Try this link: Buy Unlocked GSM Cell Phones and Accessories - PureMobile Canada They don't have all the models you're looking for but it's worth a look.

***I have never dealt with this company so don't use this as a testimonial! Do your homeworks before buying from any website, eBay or not!***
HTC Desire is 'coming soon' ...
MidnightWatcher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Rogers
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.