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Using Japanese Arrows X on At&t prepaid plan, is that possible?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SarcaGuy, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. SarcaGuy

    SarcaGuy Newbie
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    Hello, I have looked on Google for answers, but I just cannot find the complete answer.
    My HTC EVO Shift is getting kind of old, and after HTC decided to give up on Android updates, I decided that I should upgrade my phone.
    I looked around to find the best phone in both looks and specs, and I found the Arrows X by Fujitsu to be a great phone to try. I was on a vacation to Japan and was able to try the phone out.
    The only problem is that obviously, I will use the phone in the USA, so the phone needs to be at least somewhat useable with an American carrier, preferrably 3G, maybe even 4G.
    I have read that it is possible to use NTT Docomo carrier phones in America with At&t because both are GSM networks and their signal frequencies are compatible. However, I do not want to spend too much on my phone each month.
    So, my questions are:
    1. Is the phone I want (Fujitsu Arrows X f-10d for NTT Docomo) possible to use in America?
    2. What can I do if I use the phone in America? (3G, 4G, or both?)
    3. Is there any way to get the phone on At&t's prepaid plans with 3G and/or 4G in a legit way?

    Thanks,
    SarcaGuy

    EDIT:
    Is there at least any phone in japan compatible with at least one carrier in America?
     



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  2. SarcaGuy

    SarcaGuy Newbie
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    Uh... any tips?
    I am sorry for double-posting, but I need an answer quick so I can buy the phone in Japan before I go back to the USA in a couple of days...
     
  3. SarcaGuy

    SarcaGuy Newbie
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    Please, someone, will you tell me if there is a way to use Japanese smartphones in America?
     
  4. Shinji01

    Shinji01 Android Enthusiast

  5. ajftl

    ajftl Lurker

    yes it would work on ATT u just need to buy the phone unlocked... i ordered one waiting on delivery.. the f-10d uses the same att 3g hspa frequencies
     
  6. SarcaGuy

    SarcaGuy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!
    I just gotta find the unlocked version cheap enough online.
    Only if NTT Docomo allowed SIM unlock codes to be bought online...

    Edit:
    Cutting the SIM card to be the same size as a FOMA card seems to be the hardest challenge, I might cut straight through all the flash memory of the SIM card on my first try...
     
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