HTC Desire S in Canada


  1. Confeye

    Confeye New Member

    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.

    Thank you for feedback! :eek:

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  2. Usta

    Usta Well-Known Member

  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    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

    edit: usta is a speedy devil!
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Welcome to Android Forums.

    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.
  5. da_hool

    da_hool Member

    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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