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using a UK Galaxy SII on Verizon in USA

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by FirebirdStud, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. FirebirdStud

    FirebirdStud Android Enthusiast
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    Hi everybody!

    So just a quick question, can I use my unlocked Samsung Galaxy SII purchased on Vodafone in the UK on the Verizon network in the USA?

    I purchased the phone in the UK when I came here to study, and I will be going back home soon. When I leave I will have paid off the contract and they give me the unlock code to use on any network.

    I know that this phone is a GSM phone and not a CDMA phone, but my understanding is Verizon is now accepting GSM phones on their network, right?

    I am thinking of doing the $50 unlimited monthly plan and just pay as I go, instead of doing a contract right away.

    But, I need to make sure this phone will work properly on the network.

    Please advise me!

    Many Thanks,

    Cody
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Not really. Verizon is selling some "world phones" which are dual GSM/CDMA phones, but you'll need a CDMA device if you want to use Verizon.
     
  3. FirebirdStud

    FirebirdStud Android Enthusiast
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    Well that is annoying. I thought Verizon was finally waking up. thanks for the input!!
     
  4. lunatic59

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  5. FirebirdStud

    FirebirdStud Android Enthusiast
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    great, thanks for the link! It just sucks cuz I really like my samsung Galaxy S2 and I wanted to use it on Verizon. That is the network I had before moving to England. And why I decided to use Vodafone here, since Vodafone owns Verizon.

    So how good is AT&T? Would this phone work on their network? How do I know if it is a 4g phone?
     
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    It would most certainly work on AT&T, but I don't think this phone supports true 4G (LTE) which is spotty on AT&T anyway. If you mean HSPA/UMTS (3-1/2G), the coverage in most areas is pretty good, but again, it would depend where you are using it.
     
  7. FirebirdStud

    FirebirdStud Android Enthusiast
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    Ok. Good food for thought.
    Thanks again for the reply.
    Looks like I'm stuck on AT&T then if I want to keep this phone.
    Stupid differing technologies worldwide!
     
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I hear you. I travel quite a bit and that's why I've stuck with AT&T. Their GSM phones seem to work better in more places, but in any single location they are not the best performing phones.
     
  9. FirebirdStud

    FirebirdStud Android Enthusiast
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    yeah, I concur. in Minnesota AT&T is pretty good. But Verizon just trumps everything.
     
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