General Unlocking SIM?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chrissmith155, May 7, 2010.

  1. chrissmith155

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    I read that HTC have no plans to release this phone here in the UK, I really want it over the desire for the increased internal app storage...

    If I bought it on ebay and had one shipped over, could I unlock it and use it with my own UK sim? (Since it's android and open I am hoping this is possible)

    Thanks!
     

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  2. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!
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    Sorry that is negatory. There is no sim slot in the Incredible
     
  3. yojoe600

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    this is a CDMA phone so there is no SIM Card
     
  4. woop

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    This is not about Android, its a hardware issue. So no, just because Android is open source it does not change that the phone is still CDMA. You may want to look at selling the phone as it will do you no good.
     
  5. chrissmith155

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    Wow, you just saved me an expensive mistake...

    I was lead to beleive that the only differences between the desire and the incredible where the built in memory and of course the camera.

    Do you think we will see a similarly spec'd sim based android phone with plenty of space for apps any time soon? Or should I just bite the bullet and get the desire?

    Thanks again
     
  6. Corallis

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    Sprint uses SIM cards so you could look into the EVO 4G
     
  7. kyler13

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    No they don't. Cdma like verizon.
     
  8. najaboy

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    Sprint's a cdma carrier, just like Verizon.
     
  9. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
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    Sprint is CDMA just like Verizon.

    OP, I would say the only similar spec'ed phone at this time in your country is the Desire (which is a great phone, IMO)
     
  10. zetroc

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    Similarly spec'd with SIM would be the Nexus One.
     
  11. cougar618

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    I thought only ATT and T-mobile uses sim cards...
     
  12. ckochinsky125

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    The storm was CDMA and could be unlocked so its not nescessarily that CDMA cannot be unlocked.
     
  13. webflunkie

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    While it is true that there are some CDMA phones considered "World Phones" that can accept a sim card and have the ability to connect to GSM type networks. The Incredible is not one.
     
  14. coolbone

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    The Storm has several radios for CDMA, and GSM reception. The Incredible and similarly Droid Eris and Droid are all only CDMA. None of the Verizon Android phones have the radios for GSM and therefore would only work in extremely select areas of the world. Basically the US, Brazil, and parts of Asia. But even then the technologies can be vastly different. Hence why a Chinese WCDMA device can't be used on a CDMA network, WCDMA is closer to GSM's 3G DATA...

    AGH *Brain Melts*

    P.S. If I am misinformed, please let me know. This is all from google research.
     

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