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Buying an Nokia CDMA phone in Asia, will it work on Verizon's network?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Mike Stobbe, May 20, 2004.

  1. Mike Stobbe

    Mike Stobbe Guest

    I see Nokia is popping up with new CDMA phones in Asia. I'll be in SE
    Asia next week and have been wanting a new phone. Was reading
    something about CDMA 2000 1X network in SE Asia - is this different
    than Verizon's network? Is the 3589i the only option? I can also post
    when I see which actual models are available there.
     



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  2. singha_lvr

    singha_lvr Guest

    On Thu, 20 May 2004 06:58:52 GMT, Mike Stobbe
    <mitebbots@yahoo.com.nospam> wrote:

    >I see Nokia is popping up with new CDMA phones in Asia. I'll be in SE
    >Asia next week and have been wanting a new phone. Was reading
    >something about CDMA 2000 1X network in SE Asia - is this different
    >than Verizon's network? Is the 3589i the only option? I can also post
    >when I see which actual models are available there.


    FWIW: My LG VX6000 picks up a signal in Thailand. I can't make calls
    though ... It says something about needing to register my phone with a
    local provider. (At least as much as I can make out with my really
    bad Thai).
     
  3. Mike Stobbe <mitebbots@yahoo.com.nospam> wrote:
    > I see Nokia is popping up with new CDMA phones in Asia. I'll be in SE
    > Asia next week and have been wanting a new phone. Was reading
    > something about CDMA 2000 1X network in SE Asia - is this different
    > than Verizon's network? Is the 3589i the only option? I can also post
    > when I see which actual models are available there.


    I wouldn't buy a phone that isn't approved by the FCC, which the Asian
    models almost definitely aren't. You're actually breaking the law if you use
    such a phone - the FCC can be anal about stuff like that regarding radio
    broadcasts, and a cell phone is a radio transmitter (you talk over the air-
    waves).

    Technology is the same and Asian CDMA might even run on the same frequencies;
    but the regulatory issues might nail you.

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