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Old July 9th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I am travelling to the UK at the end of this month and I am wondering if the X10a (Canada - Rogers) will work in the UK.

I understand that I would have to unlock the phone, but if it can't work then there is no point in unlocking it.

Also, if it can be used, are there any suggestions as to which provider I should use for service....I'm not very clued up on how the unlocking / using a different sim really works, so any pointers would be much appreciated.

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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A friend of mine from another forum came over here from Canada, I am fairly certain he is with Rogers but not sure if he has an 'a' or and 'i'. That said, I got him an O2 sim card with a £10 top up you get 300 free texts and 500mb of data for the month which he popped into his phone and used whilst here rather than getting huge charges when he got home.
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The Xperia X10a uses GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS/HSPA 800/850/1900/2100.

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What radio frequencies does O2 operate on?

The frequency of a radio wave is a measure of how many times the wave passes through the same point in its cycle in one second. This is the number of cycles per second, represented by the symbol Hz (Hertz). Millions of cycles per second are represented by the symbol MHz (Mega Hertz).
"O2 operates on the radio frequencies shown in the table below. These frequencies are very similar to those used by other radio systems. For example broadcast television operates between 470 MHz and 854 MHz; digital cordless telephones (DECT) between 1880 and 1900 MHz and wireless LANs or WiFi at 2400 MHz." Alan Freeman, Health and Environment Policy Manager at O2.
O2 operating frequencies


900MHz 1800MHz 2100MHz Manx Telecom < TD> Telefónica O2 Ireland Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co OHG Telefónica O2 UK Telefónica O2 Czech Republic Telefónica O2 Slovakia
It should work.

It needs 2 bands to work. It would work on 900 and 1800
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A friend of mine from another forum came over here from Canada, I am fairly certain he is with Rogers but not sure if he has an 'a' or and 'i'. That said, I got him an O2 sim card with a £10 top up you get 300 free texts and 500mb of data for the month which he popped into his phone and used whilst here rather than getting huge charges when he got home.
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$10 for 300 texts and 500mb is more than plenty. All I need to do now is unlock my phone.
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Mine worked all over Europe. I swapped a SIM in Belgium for 30E including 500mb and a new SIM, but I just turned off data elsewhere and used wifi and 2g for the odd text.
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Hey Frankie,

Just the link to o2 fyi O2 | Free Sim | Get free unlimited O2 to O2 calls and texts hope you can see it ok from your end!
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