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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by XVII, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. XVII

    XVII Lurker
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    Hi All,


    I seem to forget when i bought my nexus one if the Nexus one was compatible with AT&T or Verizon(W/Bell Canada HSPA 900/1800) in the states as i will be coming down from canada do i just buy a card in NYC and it will activate automatically or i have to call and also where can i buy a Sim Card?
     



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  2. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    Att...............
     
  3. ap3604

    ap3604 Android Enthusiast

    Welcome to the forum :)

    It would either be compatible with T-mobile (1700/2100) or Att (850/1900) depending on the model you bought. Either one you could just walk into one of their stores and ask to sign up for a plan and get a sim card. Just pop it in and your good to go. I don't have the Att version but I've heard that you can just sign up for the basic $40/mo voice plan and go online to your Att account to add a dumbphone data plan for $15/mo instead of the $30/mo for a smartphone plan. Also... dont let them tie you into a 2 year contract. Make sure it's contract free!
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    The AT&T/Rogers version of the N1 is capable of listening on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands. The original N1 (T-Mobile version) listens on 850/900/1700/2100 MHz bands. Since Bell Canada uses the 900/1800 bands it sounds like you have the AT&T/Rogers version -- I don't think there were any other variations of the N1, although I may be wrong. AT&T in the U.S. uses the 850/1900 MHz bands for 3G so theoretically you should be good, but I would definitely call AT&T and check first.

    As for availability, you can walk into any AT&T store and get a prepaid SIM that should work, but you'll have to get the one with the data option. They can be pricey, but for short stays, they are better than setting up full account.
     
  5. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    I have the tmo version and i can use it with att also, just wont have 3g.
     
  6. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    If you are getting a prepaid SIM with AT&T (Gophone) you do not need to buy data (though you might want to and you can without a contract). Data is not required if it does not have AT&T branding or ROM (AT&T compatible Nexus One has neither). You simply put money on the SIM. If you accidentally use data, it will just burn up your allotment fast. If you run out of money on the card, that's it. No mystery charges.
     
  7. clutchy

    clutchy Well-Known Member

    you also have the option of turning off wireless data as well.
     
  8. XVII

    XVII Lurker
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    Thanxs Everyone, yea it is more for sending data over a 3day period srry failed to mention that.. like pics and TXT messages and maybe 1 or 2 phone calls MAX... so i am geussing the pre-paid sim would be better?
     
  9. JevyJav

    JevyJav Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have a. At&t nexus 1 and originally used a pre paid sim before I setup a non contract plan. you can get really cheap text and talk packages however they will try and rape you with pay as you go internet data which is why I just used wifi. Eventually I hated only having internet connections only at certain places so I went with one of their expensive data plans $60 for 450 minutes and unlimited text and $30 extra for unlimited internet. I got the internet deal right before they killed their unlimited plan
     

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