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Support UK Xperia Z1 on USA Networks?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slickyy, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Slickyy

    Slickyy Well-Known Member
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    Can I put a Xperia Z1 from the UK on any USA Carrier.

    The Xperia Z1 was with O2 and it is locked.

    Anyway to put it on a US Carrier such as AT&T and T-Mobile?
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    Probably, but you'd have to get it unlocked first. Since it was with O2, they won't give you the unlock code, so you'll have to shop around eBay for unlock codes.
     
  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Networks over here are legally obliged to give you an unlock code if you own the phone outright, or are 3 months in to your contract.

    They do charge an arm and a leg though, so eBay is definitely a better option. I paid
     
  4. Slickyy

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  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Depends on what bands they use, but in theory, yes. I'll double check when I can get to a PC.
     
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    AT&T - 850, 1900 MHz (2G/3G), 700, 1700, 2100, 1900, 2300 MHz (LTE)
    TMobile - 850, 1900 MHz (2G/3G), 700, 1700, 2100, 1900 (LTE)
    Z1 - 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (LTE), 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 (2G/3G).

    It's not as simple as that, but there is a lot of crossover there so it should work.
     

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