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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skyyspam, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. skyyspam

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    Would an unlocked US version of the Galaxy S2 be able to accept SIM cards and operate on Japanese cellular bands, to include their 3G network (FOMA)?

    Also, would an unlocked Japanese version of it be able to work in the USA in the same manner? The Japanese version has the ability to watch One-Seg (Japanese mobile TV channels). Not like I'd buy it just for that, of course. :)

    Someone mentioned an "International" version of the phone. Where can I get more info on this, if it's true?

    Thanks!
     

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    Well, I'm not giving up. Surely someone can answer my questions!
     
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    The "international" version of the S2 is the quad band GSM version that is out now, it will not work in Japan as Japan has no GSM.

    An "unlocked US version" of the S2 would take SIM cards but would still be a GSM phone. It would not work in Japan.

    As far as I know the S2 being sold in Japan doesn't work anywhere else. There are some Japan-market "world phones" that have GSM radios for use outside Japan, but I haven't seen anything saying that the Japanese S2 is one of them.
     

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