Which American Carriers sell The HTC Desire?


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    Which American Carriers sell The HTC Desire that'll work in Canada on Rogers?

    I want to buy a Desire but they're all sold out on Telus' website...and Telus has taken down the option to purchase this phone from them now...you can only buy it with a plan. So I need to find another place to buy this phone and I dont really want to buy one from ebay. So does anyone know which carriers in the states sell The HTC Desire that's compatible with Rogers?

    thank you for any help!!!!
     

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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does anyone know? thx!!
     
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    I didn't think any carried it and they chose to go with other models instead.
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So the only HTC Desire model that works in North America is the one through Telus?
     
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    The only ones sold in the U.S. are CDMA versions. I had to get mine from Canada to use on AT&T here in the States.
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It looks like Telus is gonna be sold out for months. Trying to get this phone right now is impossible. By the time this phone is back in stock, there will be a new HTC phone that is out..Or even the iphone 4 has a better chance right now of being back in stock before the desire..which seems weird.
     
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    kevinf1990 Well-Known Member

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    i bought my a8182 telus desire from negrielectronics.com. they still have it in stock
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanxx for letting me know I really appreciate it.

    Do they ship from the States?

    When I searched for the Desire a few different results came up...

    What are the differences between these numbers?


    A8181

    A8182

    A8183


    I don't know what those numbers represent at all...Can someone help explain the difference between those HTC Desire numbers? thank you!!!!
     
  9. kevinf1990

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    a8181 has the 900/2100 3g bands, a8182 has the 850/1900 3g bands and a8183 has the 850/2100 3g bands. and yes the site does ship from the US
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How come the A8183 is $170 more just for those bands?
     
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    lol not sure why but if you are in the US then the a8182 is the best one imo (only if you have att). not sure about tmobile
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im in Canada....which one is the best for here? :]
     
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    well since telus in canada sells a8182 then i guess that would be best. unless if they have other carriers then i'm not sure
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The A8182 on that site says this HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900 MHz

    I dont know what WCDMA is...But will this phone work on 3G with rogers? Do I just need one of those sections to be there..like HSPA and that means I can get 3G on rogers?
     
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    WCDMA is the 3G tech used by GSM Carriers like Rogers, AT&T, T-Mobile, Telus, Orange, Vodafone, etc..
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought the 3G on Rogers is UMTS/HSPA
     
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    hspa/hsdpa is 3.5g i think
     
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    People, people. W-CDMA is the underlying technology of UMTS/HSPS/HSDPA/etc.....
     
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    Darkstar2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just as long as it says HSPA that means I'll get 3G with this phone right?
     
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    As long as it has the correct bands. 850/1900 for North America.
     
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    Cool :]

    If I buy an unlocked Desire from negrielectronics.com... will it remain unlocked no matter what, even after rooting etc?
     

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