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  1. jandoo1

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    Thinking of buying a Nexus 4 from Google here in the US for someone as a gift but they live in the Middle East. Will there be any problems in them using it with a carrier overseas? Or is it good to go?
     

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    There should be no issue. The Nexus 4 from Google comes sim unlocked by default, so as long as the carrier uses frequencies that the N4 supports, you should be fine.
     
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    I am fairly sure that the version that is sold in the USA is the same version sold world wide.

    Other then LTE the Nexus has support for many frequencies.
     
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    Yes, it will work fine on any GSM network worldwide.
     
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    The only gotcha might be language support. I know Arabic used to be a problem. Don't know if that's improved or not.
     
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    The other gotcha is data costs.

    A US handset going to the Middle East. It's going to be sending data to PRISM like there's no tomorrow :)
     
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