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By khaleel5000, Junior Member on 1st February 2014, 10:23 PM
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Hi, I just came to canada and need to buy a smartphone. I don't want to engage in a contract as I will be leaving for Australia in 4 months time and then from there to Pakistan

I am confused about different flavours of Samsung devices and concerned if they will work at full capability in Australia (pakistan doesn't even have 3g yet!) , Like this S3 I747

http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/phones...ntractTerm=SP8

or these two minis
http://www.fido.ca/web/page/portal/F...3MINIBLU#specs

http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirel...4294948709+277

Any input would be appreciated.

Also, is there a way to get the phone unlocked at a cheaper price ? I mean is there a software one can unlock with? I am sorry but this whole locked phone thing, it's pretty alien to me
 
 
1st February 2014, 11:34 PM |#2  
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If you're planning on country-hopping, buy an unlocked international model straight out if possible (ie. The I9300/I9305, not the I747). Canada, Australia and Pakistan will most likely all have different spectrum frequencies, so buying a Canadian model probably won't work on Australian or Pakistan mobile networks.

Australia in particular has slightly different devices (eg. I9305T, N7105T), probably to adjust to their frequency bands.

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