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I have an A1000-T that I purchased in Thailand. It has a sim slot in it so I pulled my TELUS sim card out of my phone and tried it. I could not connect with the TELUS network. TELUS (TD-SCDMA) is listed in the preferred networks list 9 times. All have the same network ID and network mode (td-scdma). The 9 listings all have differing priority of 0 through 8.

Is it possible to connect or is there something inherently Thai about this that is foreign to north american networks? If so would rooting it make it work? I've not seen specifics for rooting an A1000-T, would the rooting instructions for other A1000 models work?