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General Buying an Unlocked S2 from Europe, using on At&t in U.S

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  1. aDroidtoForget

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    I've just heard from that At&t/samsung event that while referring to the Infuse that "Samsung is predicting this will be its summer blockbuster."

    I will not wait until the end of summer with my no data bb curve. So will an unlocked S2 out of the box work on Att network?


    And any preferred sites to do this through (I will at least wait until the 24th event, so it'll be cheaper and maybe coming to US sooner)

    Edit: cheapest seems to be on clove.co.uk for about $725. And it does work on att network
     

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    yes the S2 selling in the UK can be imported now to run on ATT unlocked and all
     
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    Would it work running on their fake 4g network though? Or only 3g
     
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    only 3g I'd imagine. I may be wrong, but that's where I'd put my money.
     
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    Nah, over on xda folks are reporting getting speeds equal or better than iphones in the same location so you're going to get everything AT&T has got to give by whatever name.
     
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    The GSII is HSPA+ 21Mbps out of the box. It'll go as fast as the nearby AT&T tower will permit. So by all accounts, yes, it is compatible with AT&T's fake 4G. The key is the UMTS frequency support being compatible, and it is.
     
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    this is correct. it has category 14 HSDPA and category 6 HSUPA, just like the newly announced Infuse 4G. so it will work.
    as soon as the Infuse 4G was announced, that's exactly what i was looking for to confirm it would work on AT$T's network and be compatible with their "4G" network.

    this is the route i'm going as well. partially because i won't sign a contract with them, and partially because i don't want to wait for T-Mo to get it.

    edit: sorry, i meant category 14 HSDPA
    so 21.1 theoretical down and 5.76 theoretical up
     
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    Now it's mostly a waiting game. I want it now but the cheapest I found it is about $700.

    How long until it goes down 50-150 in price?
     
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    Once the carriers have the phone in wide spread release the unlocked versions tend to drop down to a pricing similar to or at least closer to the carrier unsubbed price. Demand will hold the price up until then.
     

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