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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will sim free S4 phones come as 3G or 4G?

Here in the UK?

Anybody know? Planning on buying sim free but when my carrier gets 4G will want to get a new sim to work with 4G coverage..

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APPARENTLY the UK gets both. But maybe it is the same deal like we have seen with the S3 where the LTE model is only being sold by EE. Other option is import - even Amazon sold LTE unlocked phones but they were imports.

"Three"'s website mentions that they are getting the "Ultrafast" model so who knows - we'll find out in four weeks
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Default Re: Will sim free S4 phones come as 3G or 4G?

Their ultra fast means DC-HSDPA
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Their ultra fast means DC-HSDPA
For now - they will include LTE eventually in their Ultrafast range

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Yes they are planning to start rolling it out in October. But they don't know wheres getting it first
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By the time the coverage is sorted the S5 is probably being released

I hardly get any coverage in my area (Cambridgeshire) - even broadband is around 3Mbits when I am lucky ...
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what is sim free?
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what is sim free?
Unlocked to any network . Without all the branding
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But still take sim card right?
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But still take sim card right?
I presume that it takes a micro SIM, like the S3. If you have a full size SIM, you will have to exchange it through your carrier.
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APPARENTLY the UK gets both. But maybe it is the same deal like we have seen with the S3 where the LTE model is only being sold by EE. Other option is import - even Amazon sold LTE unlocked phones but they were imports.

"Three"'s website mentions that they are getting the "Ultrafast" model so who knows - we'll find out in four weeks
Amazon are now selling it (for 629 SIM free) and they say
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Amazon are now selling it (for 629 SIM free) and they say
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It has 2G,3G,4G capability on their site
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