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No 3G after SIM card switch in foreign country

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by basket440, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. basket440

    basket440 Lurker
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    Hello everyone and thank you for reading my post! I recently got stationed over in Italy and have been using a less than optimal phone. I looked online how I could use my old phone and it seemed like all I had to do was switch the sim cards. So I did that and I can call, send txts and connect to WiFi fine however I can't get access to 3G. I also will note the 3G did work on the phone I purchased here. If I could be pointed in the right direction I would be very grateful! :D

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    When you say "3G" I guess you mean you can't get data rather than that you can't connect to the 3G networks at all (3G can be used for voice as well). That would leave 2 possibilities: that your account does not support data roaming (carrier setting) or that the phone
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  3. That Afro Guy

    That Afro Guy Newbie

    99% of foreign countries outside the United States use the 2100mHz frequency band, for 3G, HSPA+ service.

    Check if your phone supports this band.
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