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Motorolla Droid 2 in India


  1. abhishes

    abhishes Member

    Is anyone on this forum from India?

    I am thinking of buying a Droid 2 in US and then bring it to India. I want to know if anyone has done this before and what was the experience with Airtel.

    Did all features work?

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  2. kumar3234

    kumar3234 Well-Known Member


    Hello,
    The Droid is a CDMA phone and a brand exclusive to verizon in the US.
    The GSM version of the Droid is called as Milestone in India and other European nations.Moto Milestone is available in India.

    Milestone 2 is the GSM version of Droid 2 and it is launched in UK two days back and hopefully will arrive in India somwhere during Jan 2011.

    Dont buy Droid 2 in the US. It will not work in India.
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  3. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Well-Known Member

    Please do some research on the topic before posting your opinion. If you had taken the time to look, you would have found that India actually has a well established CDMA network.
    Calling From India
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  4. JBHorner

    JBHorner Member

    To be fair, his advice is likely still sound--depending on what the OP's intention is. While it is accurate that India does have an established CDMA network (I should know, as I spend roughy six months there in a year--with my CDMA handset), that does not mean it would be a good recommendation for someone to import the phone as their full-time handset. So, for example, if the OP lives there, and wants to use it natively with a carrier that it in India (Airtel, Docomo, Vodaphone, etc.), that just may not be possible with a CDMA handset. It's not like GSM where you take out one SIM and put in another. The carrier might not support it on their network (natively), versus a U.S. carrier's handset roaming on their network.

    I would say to the OP, spare yourself the trouble if you are an India native. Instead, get a full GSM handset as noted above, or get the Droid 2 Global. (Usual caveat being that even the Global may have issues if the carrier must have an IMEI that is tied to their network, which would be true for any imported handset. [as is the case in Korea])

    Joel
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  5. kumar3234

    kumar3234 Well-Known Member


    Buddy,
    You are welcome to India.
    And when you come , we'll do the "Research" together.
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  6. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

    I assumed right off the bat that he meant the Droid 2 Global. Unfortunately I have no knowledge of networks other than Verizon or the "Global" function of that device.
  7. JBHorner

    JBHorner Member

    Maybe ride one of the trains or busses during the morning/afternoon commute? :p

    Joel
  8. marwahs

    marwahs Member

    I am using an unlocked Droid 2 Global in India on the airtel network and have had no problemns. The CDMA is locked on to the verizon network, however any GSM sim card can be added and used by the phone. Some verizon specific apps will not work, however you have access to the android market and all downloaded apps work beautifully.
  9. avinashkalro

    avinashkalro New Member

    @marwahs... did you get it unlocked or did it work on airtel without any unlocking?

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