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will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

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will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

Hi guys, the phone in question is unlocked (not bound to a specific European carrier) and i'm wondering if it will work on AT&T when I travel to the US. If not, I need to get another phone.

 

I've heard lots of conflicting information so thought i'd check with the community - thanks for your help

 

regards

matt

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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

It will, just not as well as the US model.  ( I have the blue one). 

 

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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

Thanks for the swift response, very kind. When you say it won't work as well, what kind of issues are you having?
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There is a good chance it will never show LTE connection, even though you may get good speed.  You should show a solid HSPA/HSPA+ which is good 4G.  

Since you will probably use Gophone rather than postpaid, your coverage will be ATT towers only.  

 

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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

Thanks for your help! You've been super, cheers.
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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

 

I purchased the Honor 8 in Europe when my Nexus 5X died.  The Honor 8 will *not* detect a Carrier in the US, and is essentially a brick (from a cellphone/calling standpoint), though it works fine on WiFi.  Smiley Happy  I called Honor tech support, and they basically told me "tough luck".

 

-Michael

 

 

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I confirm that the FRD-L09 honor 8 huawei does not work in the USA on any carriers...
Just arrived in San Francisco and I'm stuck.
It's not what I thought when buying that phone. I'm strongly disappointed.
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It will work on T mobile.  

 

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Hi

T mobile not working as well...
I spent some time with them yesterday with no luck...
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I have honor 8 FRD L09 and it didn't work on At&t it just worked on T mobile .. I have tried it. I bought mine from Saudi Arabia same as Eroupean model.
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Ronyrun said T mobile doesnt work, but some others said FDL-L09 works fine with T mobile. So, which is the answer? I'm using "non unlocked"

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Non unlocked?   That would be locked.   As in locked to another carrier?   Any phone locked to another carrier has to be unlocked before it can work with a different carrier

 

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I can't really tell the condition of my phone, since I bought the phone online (nt from the carrier). So there are only two types of phone? Unlocked and locked? Is there any neutral phone, like mine?
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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

Phones are either:

Factory unlocked, as in never designed for or sold by a carrier, never locked to a carrier.

or

Locked to the carrier they were sold for (like ATT) 

or 

Carrier unlocked.  As in all obligations were complete and the carrier has removed the sim lock so a phone can be used with other carriers.

 

There is no neutral.  I'm not sure what you mean by that.   As far as I know the Honor 8 was not sold by any carrier and would be a factory unlocked phone.  

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Re: will a European Huawei Honor 8 work in the USA

Let say it's a factory unlocked phone, am I able to access 3g of T mobile (someone mentioned it), even though it doesn't have band 2 and 4?
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