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GSM Modes Americas vs Australia
October 29, 2007
10:51 pm


I plan on buying the Speakout Nokia 2760 while I am in Canada. Eventually I will need to return to Australia and was wondering if anyone can explain whether this phone will still function over there?

Or am I better off selling it before I leave?

October 30, 2007
12:04 am

Australian GSM is 900/1800 vs 850/1900 in North America. So the 2760 you buy here won't be useable over there.

October 30, 2007
7:56 am

I would go for 7-11's free phone deal, a Nokia 1600b. Then I'd buy a new quad-band unlocked GSM phone from someone like That will cost you another $100 or so, but (a) you can sell the 1600 on eBay (or keep it as a spare; it's unlocked so it will also work with Rogers, Fido, T-Mobile and AT&T SIMs on prepaid plans) and (b) your phone will now work in NA, OZ, Europe, etc. (with appropriate SIMs, of course.)

You should be able to get $50 for the 1600 so the cost of the quad-band phone will be only about $50. And it will probably be a much better phone too, e.g. with camera, MP3 player, bluetooth, etc.