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can i use a mobile phone that i bought here in the philippines.. like use it when i move to the US? :(


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can i use a mobile phone that i bought here in the philippines.. like use it when i move to the US? :(

I do not think so! I know you cannot from Russia! Usually phones from different countries run on different frequencies! So you will have to buy a new one in the USA!

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can i use a mobile phone that i bought here in the philippines.. like use it when i move to the US? :(

Yes you can... but I think it will all depend on where you are heading. My relative is in California and she can use her Smart number there.

Before you leave the country (at least an hour while still at the airport), enroll your sim card into roaming. A lot of people have done that...

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Depends on the phone type if it will work with US phone services. Avoid keeping your phone company back in PI, you will be hit with some crazy phone charges if you do.


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I couldn't even have my phone from Canada on a US phone system. None of them supported the phone.


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can i use a mobile phone that i bought here in the philippines.. like use it when i move to the US? :(

Yes you can... Before you leave the country (at least an hour while still at the airport), enroll your sim card into roaming. A lot of people have done that...

--Mae

She's moving here, why would she want to pay Globe or Smart huge fees?

If your mobile is already unlocked, no problem. If it is locked, get it unlocked before you leave. In Manila you can get a mobile unlocked for a couple undre Peso's.

When you get here, will will have to use a carrier that uses SIM cards, example, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc......

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can i use a mobile phone that i bought here in the philippines.. like use it when i move to the US? :(

Sure you can but make sure it's dual or triband so it could work in the US fine :thumbs: .and if you'll be using a sim from here,just like what Mae have said,u have to enable its roaming feature.

have a great day :)


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terrible answers everywhere.

Phillipines uses gsm networks like most of the rest of the world.

like all other countries EXCEPT the usa, phillipines uses the 900/1800mhz frequency. So.... if you only have a dual band (900/1800) phone, NO it will not work in the usa.

The USA uses 1900mhz for its gsm, being tmobile and att. sprint, verizon use CDMA which is totally incompatible with most phones bought anywhere else in the world.

The ACCURATE answer to your question is....

if you have a "tri band phone" i.e. 800/1800/1900 it will work fine in the USA. as long as it is unlocked, meaning that you can use a sim chip from any carrier. If yours is triband but locked, have it unlocked for a few dollars at any corner GSM phone shop. Once you get to the usa you can pop in a sim chip for tmobile or att and be good to go. If your phone does not happen to be triband, you need a new phone. A few dollars on ebay should be able to sort that out.

Send your phone model number and i can give you a definitive answer about your exact equipment if you dont know the specifications.


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its the N95. can that be used here and if so what US carrier will it work on if she gets it unlocked before she comes here? of course i use verizon but if we have to change carriers, i guess that's just one more thing to add to the list. lol

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thank you so much for the replies..

here's the specs.. http://www.nokia.com.ph/A4530184


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Nokia N95 is a very versitale phone..

It will work on Tmobile and att/cingular, as long as it is unlocked. all she has to do is pop in the new chip when she arrives and you are in business.

If it is locked which i doubt, there are MANY unlock services on the internet that can do it for like 10 dollars. If you have problems let me know and ill point you in the right direction.

as you are on verizon and likely have a contract, if you like your service, get her a new phone for cheap (like 20 dollars) and be glad with that.

However, since she is used to gsm, and considering all of her friends and families use GSM and since GSM is better,,, i would consider switching to Tmobile or ATT//Cingular..

if there is a dealy time.. as soon as she gets here,, get her a temporary pre pay tmobile or att chip and use that until you can make a more informed decision.


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2/2007 Began Dating in Holland

11/24/2007 Married (nairobi)

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3/26/2008 Approved

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thank you so much for the replies..

here's the specs.. http://www.nokia.com.ph/A4530184

No worries,N95 will work out really good in the US :thumbs:


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01/04/2007 - Met my Fiance on MySpace.com

05/04-12/2007 - First visit

07/16/2007 - Pre - Trial hearing

10/05/2007 - First hearing

01/11/2008 - Decision granted

02/13/2008 - Court released the finality

02/22/2008 - Sent my fiance all the docs needed to file for a K-1

03/12/2008 - Received the docs that i sent him

03/13/2008 - I129F sent to CSC

03/14/2008 - I129F delivered at CSC signed for by E.Galindo at 11:10AM

03/20/2008 - Check cashed

03/21/2008 - NOA1 received thru mail

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its the N95. can that be used here and if so what US carrier will it work on if she gets it unlocked before she comes here? of course i use verizon but if we have to change carriers, i guess that's just one more thing to add to the list. lol

i take my phone to calli locked and on home sim, its tri band so it works. though i havent unlocked a phone for usa yet i did for france for three months and when it is unlocked it should accept any sim you put into it. i got my own network to unlock it, i phoned my phone company to unblock mine, it was basically over the phone, and they gave me a code to type in.


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