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by stingmom8 / January 27, 2008 10:11 AM PST

I am looking for an unlocked quad band cell phone. I am currently looking at the Sony Ericsson S500i, SE W580i, Nokia N5700, Nokia N73. I want a quad band as I may be traveling overseas (Europe mainly but other countries also possible). I am not savvy when it comes to unlocked phones or phones that can be used in other countries...my questions are:

do quad band phones truly work in other countries or am I likely to still encounter problems?

For unlocked phones, I have seen issues w/texting & internet access. Are there other issues besides these when it comes to unlocked phones? My carrier is T-Mobile. Can anyone help with my questions or give me feedback on my phone choices? Also, if anyone is aware of better phone choices, I am open to other suggestions. My criteria are: good (or better!) phone quality & volume, cool looks & fun features, camera at a minimum. Thanks!!!

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