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Mobile phone band

Post by Zeenit » Sun, 20 Apr 2008 10:41 pm

I was wondering what band of mobile phones Singapore uses. I need to get a new phone and thought its better to get one compatible with SG.
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Post by Saint » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 3:43 pm

Zeenit wrote:I was wondering what band of mobile phones Singapore uses. I need to get a new phone and thought its better to get one compatible with SG.
Thanks once again
I'm guessing you want to buy a new mobile from the UK which can then be use with a Singapore SIM card?

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Post by Zeenit » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 4:50 pm

I'm guessing you want to buy a new mobile from the UK which can then be use with a Singapore SIM card?[/quote]


Yes I am sorry I had not made myself clear. I am thinking of buying a new one in the UK. But then again I am not sure of prices.
What it would cost for a N95 (Nokia) in SG.
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Post by Saint » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 5:08 pm

Mobiles tend to be very expensive in Singapore but the price plans a lot cheaper.

A N95 will cost you in the region of S$800 with a 2 year contract

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Post by durain » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 5:28 pm

mobile fones are not heavily subsides by the provider, therefore will cost a lot more. also, you are usually locked into a 2-years contract. if you want to use a UK mobile with a local SIM, make sure your mobile is unlock.

i think (not 100% sure) vodafone will unlock the fone for you after 1 year and "3" will unlock it for £15. o2 and orange - about £20-£25.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 21 Apr 2008 5:33 pm

durain wrote:mobile fones are not heavily subsides by the provider, therefore will cost a lot more. also, you are usually locked into a 2-years contract. if you want to use a UK mobile with a local SIM, make sure your mobile is unlock.

i think (not 100% sure) vodafone will unlock the fone for you after 1 year and "3" will unlock it for £15. o2 and orange - about £20-£25.
all o2 mobile (except iPhone) are unlocked to any network out of the box

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Post by ksl » Tue, 22 Apr 2008 1:37 am

Zeenit wrote:I'm guessing you want to buy a new mobile from the UK which can then be use with a Singapore SIM card?

Yes I am sorry I had not made myself clear. I am thinking of buying a new one in the UK. But then again I am not sure of prices.
What it would cost for a N95 (Nokia) in SG.[/quote]

You save money in Singapore..the new 95 is 1000 without contract I believe..I have sold the ones i bought in Singapore each time I've been to UK, for profit.

I bought the 95 while in UK, and never use it, it's too bulky for me, after all the slim phones i have had, so I am waiting to sell it again back in UK, its unlocked but its the old model...I have also 3 other phones too, to get rid of.

The first 95 model is only 550$ here, that's why i don't sell it here, I gave 250 for it, in UK unlocked, also have the wireless headset.

I hate the 95, to heavy and bulky for me!

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