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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by s919rider, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. s919rider

    s919rider Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am considering buying an unlocked international HTC Desire from Amazon.

    I plan to use my AT&T sim card, here in California.

    Here are the specs of the device as listed on Amazon.

    Quad-Band Unlocked GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 GSM and 900/2100 3G frequencies plus GPRS/EDGE capabilities

    Does anyone know if this device will be able to access the AT&T 3G network here in the United States?

    Thank you.
     


  2. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    On gsm & edge certainly.

    You'll need to check that BOTH 3g frequencies match at&t. From memory, I don't thing that will work with at&t's frequencies
     
  3. s919rider

    s919rider Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply. AT&T 3G frequencies are 850 and 1900 I believe. Can you comment on that compared to the phone data I posted?

    Thank you.
     
  4. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Definatly won't work on 3g then.
     
  5. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    wasn't there a US release of the desire in the works?
     
  6. cortez.i

    cortez.i Newbie

    canadian cell provider Telus is selling a version of the HTC Desire that has the 850/1900 3G bands that are compatible with at&t. they're about $500/US if you can get it from Canada. i'm sure they'll start showing up on ebay soon priced about $700. i have the Telstra (Australian) HTC Desire (A8183) which has the 850 3G band that works very well with at&t. the downside is if i'm in an area that uses 1900 for 3G, i'm stuck on EDGE. in the last 3 months, i've traveled to NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Chicago and have yet to be in an area where 3G/850 hasn't worked.
     

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