Find which band your target provider uses. GSM is on the 850 Mhz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and the 1900 Mhz frequencies. So if you find a 'quad band' phone then you're covered.
I want to find a cell phone that is wifi capable. Problem is I do not want to buy a data plan to go with it. So I am shopping to see what it would take to buy a phone, then go to a provider for a very basic voice plan.
Can I use any GSM phone with any GSM provider? Will any of the providers not activate a "smart" phone that I already have without a data plan? Verizon tells me flat out that I can not buy one of their wifi phones without also signing up for a data plan.
What kind of options do I have?
Thanks for any help.