go phone for non US resident

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go phone for non US resident

Hi,

can a non US resident by a GoPhone - Smartphone?

These phones works just with the sim they're selled with that's right?

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Employee

Re: go phone for non US resident

That is correct. You don't need to have a SSN or US Residency to sign up for a GoPhone Account because you won't be on a contract.  The phones also come with SIM cards and you just have to add money for which ever plan you want to use the phone. Smiley Happy

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Contributor

Re: go phone for non US resident

Just another question: if once back in italy i  would like to unlock the phone I'll have to wait six month from when i bought it? I'll be a le to unlock it even if i didn't used it in the meantime?

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Employee

Re: go phone for non US resident

In addition to the general eligibility requirements, your device must have been active for at least six months.

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ACE - Guru

Re: go phone for non US resident

Just one thing to remind our friend from Italy.
 Some Gophone hardware (phone) may not work with 2G / 3G in Italy unlocked.
Like my AT&T Samsung Flight SGH A797,it can only work on 2G in Italy with TIM & Wind mobile unlocked.
Not 3G.
You better check before you buy.

 
 

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Scholar

Re: go phone for non US resident

I would recommend buying the nexus 5
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Employee

Re: go phone for non US resident

Hi Solshine,

 

Most of our GoPhone branded devices are not quad band devices and will not roam very well overseas. Most of our "post paid" phones (such as the G2, Galaxy S4, etc) are quad band and will work pretty much everywhere.

 

If you are looking for two good devies to use both here and overseas, the Nexus 5 or the Moto X directly though Motorola are get options and are priced very aggesstively. Then you don't have to worry about having the device unlocked.

 

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Teacher

Re: go phone for non US resident

If you're thinking of using your device in more than one continent, it's very important that you look at the specifications and under Network verify that it says quad band. USA carriers usually use the 850/1900 frequency and Europe /Asia carriers use the 900/1800 frequency. Another thing you can do is go online search for the major cell phone carriers for the country you're going, check what frequency they operate on and this way you will know what to look for in a phone.
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ACE - Guru

Re: go phone for non US resident

This is kind of correct.That's why check where you mainly going before you buy the phone.
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