mobile phone bandwidths

  harps1h 17:29 17 May 09

does the band widths vary much from the bandwidths used in america? i ask this question as my 14 year old wants a sidekick 3 phone, which can be bought from american ebay site. apart from the obvious concerns of the ebay thing does any one know this information?

  Forum Editor 07:44 18 May 09

In America phones operate on a dual band system - 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. In the big cities they use 1900MHz, and mainly 850 MHz in outlying areas. If you buy an American phone it will normally be a dual band for those two frequencies, but Tri-band and quad band phones are readily available.

Here in the UK we use 1800MHz or 900MHz, depending on the network. Check that the phone you're buying will operate on those bands, and remember that you may need to have it unlocked before you can use it on your network.

  harps1h 08:20 18 May 09

it is a triband phone and works on 850 1800 1900mhz. the network intended to be used her is 02 but I cant seem to find what their network operates on.

has anybody any ideas?

  Forum Editor 08:34 18 May 09

on the GSM 900/1800 bands.

  harps1h 18:20 18 May 09

in your opinion would this phone work effectively in the UK

  crazyc1 18:25 18 May 09

Make sure it is a GSM phone not a CDMA phone.

  wjrt 18:48 18 May 09

also available on e-bay uk site

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