Originally Posted by xaboren
haha I just read the last replies and i think, it's so funny how most guys here from the states always worry about the network
. I mean who cares what phone you can get with At&t and which one with verizon. You can get pretty much every single phone to work with every single carrier. Just buy a phone without simlock and buy the plan from whatever network you want.
Anyway, dont know why i just brought that up again, i guess cause im german and i never ever bought a phone directly from a carrier before
It doesn't work like that.
AT&T and T-Mobile phones are not compatible with Verizon or Sprint. The opposite is true.
Verizon phones are not compatible with Sprint. The opposite is also true.
Even within GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile), they use different frequencies. AT&T is 1900MHz, while T-Mobile is 1700MHz. It's exceptionally rare to find a 3G GSM phone that works on both carriers.
So, yes, it is important to consider the network in the US, because you probably won't be able to take that phone to any other carrier and still get 3G.