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by davidmele / September 18, 2005 6:56 AM PDT

Ok, while in Italy I bought a cell phone. It was a Motorola C650. The box had a TIM logo on it as did the phone, but i used a Vodafone SIM card. Now that im back in the USA would i be able to simply put in an american SIM in it?> The data page



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If the phone is indeed unlocked.......
by hh / September 18, 2005 8:39 AM PDT
In reply to: C650

Then you should be able to use it in the USA as well, though not 100% coverage. It should work fine with T-Mobile but not very well with Cingular as it lacks the 850 MHz band used by Cingular.

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How would i know if it is unlocked?
by davidmele / September 18, 2005 12:19 PM PDT

How would i know if the phone is unlocked?Would it be, as a Vodafone SIM was used even though it was TIM branded?


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by hh / September 19, 2005 12:49 AM PDT

If the phone accepts SIM cards from different carriers then it is unlocked. From what you are telling us, it is a phone originally used with TIM and you were able to use it with a Vodafone SIM card, therefore it must be unlocked.

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Thank you
by davidmele / September 19, 2005 8:23 AM PDT
In reply to: How

thank you very much for your response


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