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Question to people who buy their phones unlocked

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Haikuguy, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Haikuguy

    Haikuguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi !

    I live in Canada, and want to get the HTC Desire HD which will be coming here soon.

    - I don't want to buy anything from the cellular providers (I'm with rogers).
    - I do not need 3G since I have wifi everywhere.

    so considering all that my question is-
    should I
    1- buy now the current european version (that is not 3G compatible here) off ebay or pacific mall.

    2- wait til it hit the stores and then buy the same EUROPEAN version off ebay or pacific mall at a lesser price (hopefully it will be less, since the canadian 3g version will be out there as well).

    3- wait til it hit the stores here, buy it at full price from one of the stores in canada and spend another 20$ unlocking it. (probably the most expensive option- again, for a phone that I will not use its 3g capabilities)

    and no, I see no point waiting for the duel core phones.

    Thanks !

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  2. big_mike

    big_mike Android Enthusiast

    Enough said.
  3. endo55

    endo55 Newbie

    In making a cost comparison you should take into account resale value. In 2 years, what would a 3g incompatible phone in Canada be worth compared to the Canadian version?
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  4. Haikuguy

    Haikuguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks endo55, didn't even think about the resale factor...
    moving from iphone 1st gen... :)
  5. liquidmonkey

    liquidmonkey Well-Known Member

    huh? 3G is 3G and its compatible everywhere.... or???

    either way, u might want to wait until AFTER mwc which starts next week.
    there will be heaps of new mobiles announced.

    ps, have a desire (in sweden) and totally love it!!!
  6. El Kroket

    El Kroket Well-Known Member

    In 2 years time the phone won't be worth anything anymore anyway!
  7. Jonboy582

    Jonboy582 Newbie

    Your probably wrong .... I just sold my 18month old i8910 for
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  8. {LCD}Stelios

    {LCD}Stelios Newbie

    Some carriers don't lock the phone. :eek:
  9. Haikuguy

    Haikuguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No such luck here in Canada......:mad:
  10. Haikuguy

    Haikuguy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Going to buy the DHD soon from Telus Canada.

    Any reliable and reasonably priced sim-unlocking sites you guys know of?

    Thanks !
  11. El Kroket

    El Kroket Well-Known Member

    When i said it wouldn't be anything worth anymore, i meant not much anymore... And I'm sorry but

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The HTC Desire HD release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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