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New Cell Phone Compatibility?

by braboz / October 19, 2008 12:37 PM PDT

Ok i purchased a phone off of ebay (yeah i know terrible idea) well i received it and was all jacked for it and it turned out it doesnt even freaking work here. AT&T told me it had a different band or something and frequency was different so that is back on ebay hoping to be sold. I was using a loaner phone and i decided that i need a new phone and being a 18 year old kid i need a "ballin'" phone. I have found this one and i was wondering if it would work with my AT&T service. I am from northern Wisconsin if that helps. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Samsung-X-836-X836-Unlocked-lipstick-phone-mp3-HOT_W0QQitemZ110301418365QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110301418365&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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Should work if it says so.
by Kees Bakker / October 19, 2008 4:54 PM PDT

And it says ATT and other USA carriers. So the frequency band should be allright. Still, it's very cheap.

Kees

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Don't use ebay specs
by Pepe7 / October 20, 2008 12:48 AM PDT

IMHO it's better to go directly to the manufacturers web site for the actual phone specs just to be on the safe side. There are way too many sellers on ebay who haven't the slightest clue about the various regional differences in GSM (let alone cellular) service. They will often claim it's good for use on ATT or T-Mo just to make the sale.

AFAIK that one does indeed have the 850 & 1900 bands you need (northern WI is mostly 850), but more importantly and unfortunately, it's a real POS.

-Pedro

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what one then?
by braboz / October 20, 2008 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Don't use ebay specs

what phone should i get cause i need a new one and i was looking for one but i am on a low budget

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How about the Sammy Trace?
by Pepe7 / October 21, 2008 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: what one then?

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