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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ArmageddonX, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A member of my family is travelling to Italy soon and they want to get an International Sprint phone they can use over in Italy by swapping the SIM cards. Would the Motorola XPRT work? They were told they need an "unlocked" phone to use the SIM cards over in Italy & they want an Android with Sprint they can use in the US too.

    Thanks for your help.

    PS. Same question for the Photon if anyone knows. :eek:
     



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  2. sparkyaf

    sparkyaf Lurker

    I bought an XPRT from ebay and I'm using it in the UK with no problems. It's unlocked for gsm/utms outside of the US.

    Berfore sending/taking it to Italy I would suggest registering it on Sprint in the US if possible as it is a bit of a challenge starting from scratch and bypassing the annoying activation sequence on start up.
     
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  3. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thank you!

    The XPRT does run Google Translate for Android, right?
     
  4. Alwishus

    Alwishus Newbie

    Great information. Quick question. I'm going to Italy myself and would like to buy the xprt as a replacement phone for my son. If I do the upgrade with the USA sim card and let it be seen on my plan in the USA, will it make a difference when I go to Italy and install the prepaid Italian sim card? All responses appreciated.
     
  5. sparkyaf

    sparkyaf Lurker

    When you are out of the USA you should set the XPRT to GSM/utms only. Then cdma is inactive so it should make no difference
     
  6. Alwishus

    Alwishus Newbie

    Are you suggesting that I register the Italian SIM (not the native american SIM card pre-installed on the phone) card here in the US before I go to Italy?
     
  7. sparkyaf

    sparkyaf Lurker

    No, Just activate the phone on cdma with the Sprint servers in the US before you go. Otherwise the Handsfee Activation procedure will start everytime you reboot the phone.
    This is a real pain if you are not on a CDMA network.
     
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  8. Alwishus

    Alwishus Newbie

    ahhhh! gotcha. Thank you sir.
     

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