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The Samsung Galaxy S24
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42 Messages

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 8:25 PM

Any chance of using my Samsung no-contract phone overseas?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express Prime phone that is probably about two years old now.  I'm currently on the no-contract $45/month plan.

 

In May I will be travelling to Australia for an extended time.  Is there any way I can use this phone there?  Can I buy a local SIM and install that, and make it work?

 

For that matter, could I use this phone in ANY other country?  I've heard of GSM vs CDMA.  But I don't know what this phone uses, or which system is used in which country.

 

(Obviously, I could use the phone as it is, in wi-fi mode.  But I want call and text capabilities too, as well as the ability to use 4G service away from wi-fi spots.)

ACE - Sage

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117.6K Messages

6 years ago

It would have to be unlocked first.  https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/

It has limited bands which may effect its use.  Check with the Australian carriers.  

GSM (2G). 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700)

Teacher

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42 Messages

6 years ago

I found this on the AT&T website, but as I click around, I get the feeling it is directed toward contract phones.  At any rate, when I log in to my Prepaid account, the "AT&T International Day Pass" and "AT&T Passport" aren't available to buy. Smiley Frustrated

 

https://forums.att.com/t5/Account-Features/Traveling-to-Canada-or-Mexico-or-beyond/m-p/4981321#M26210

ACE - Sage

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117.6K Messages

6 years ago

Um, no, you cannot roam on prepaid.  You have to unlock and use an Aussie carrier.  Sorry I didn’t make that clear.

 

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