Best website to buy a phone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by Pagio94, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Pagio94
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    So I noticed that US phones are cheaper than their european counterparts. Is there any good US site where to buy phones? Also, will they work with european sims and networks?
     
  2. yusuo

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    They'll work as long as they have android or ios, not sure about Windows phone but I'm guessing so, most phones are universal, it'll need to be GSM compatible either way. As for where to get them, can't help you there but you could check the American eBay site???
     
  3. Pagio94
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    Another question. I see a lot of inserction for Verizon prepaid, boost prepaid, ecc. Will they work if I put there another SIM card (in example TIM, an italian phone company) or do I need to do something to unlock them?
     
  4. migles

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    make sure you buy an unlocked phone. a lot of phones are locked to that specific network (for example verizon)

    if you buy a locked one, well good luck...
     
  5. yusuo

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    You'll need to buy an unlocked phone that's for sure. Guess you could unlock it yourself but that depends on what phone your getting
     
  6. DIGNAMPETER

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    Be careful when purchasing phones from the US. There are 2 different types of network there. Europe only uses GSM whereas USA uses CDMA and GSM. The likes of Sprint and Verizon are CDMA networks, AT&T and Tmobile are GSM. The GSM phones can be unlocked by paying a small fee . Verizon phone even though CDMA are unlocked for all GSM networks outside the USA so these are the phone to go for if using in europe. Hope that helped.
     
  7. FireEmblemGuy

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    DO NOT buy Verizon/Boost/Sprint prepaid phones. While it's true that they're generally SIM unlocked, that's only true if a SIM slot exists. In most prepaid CDMA phones like Verizon, the SIM slots aren't available, because they're only useful for a type of 4G that generally is unavailable on prepaid plans. The Verizon/Boost versions of the Moto G are great examples of this.