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    Default Educate Me: Buying Unlocked International Phones for US

    Okay, I need some education here. I'm looking at ditching my current Verizon plans with unlimited data and going to Straight Talk prepaid plans for my three smartphones. It is my understanding that Straight Talk uses AT&T as well as T-Mobile for their network. My plan is to buy "international" versions of whatever phones I want (aside from a GNex for myself). So what should I be looking for in terms of radio frequencies if I want the phones to run "4G"? Should all international phones do that on the GSM networks? There are just so many options out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Default Re: Educate Me: Buying Unlocked International Phones for US

    Someone respond please! I have the same situation, the only difference being I am looking at the International HOX...
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    Wish I knew more to help but in my own research I learned to look at penta-band phones so I can use T-Mobile or ATT frequencies. I am considering making the same move for my daughters. Going to get a cheap dumb phone to test drive the coverage first.

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    Default Re: Educate Me: Buying Unlocked International Phones for US

    I bought an unlocked Android ICS and I'm pleased with it. The features I looked at were
    Type: Touch screen phone
    CPU: 1GHz
    ROM: 2.5GB
    RAM: 512MB
    Battery: 1550mAh Li-ion
    Capacitive touch (5-point) screen
    Network frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 2100MHz
    Dual SIM, Dual standby
    Dual cameras (the back one with flash light)
    Wireless internet
    GPS supported
    Gravity sensing system
    FM/MP3/MP4/Bluetooth function supported
    Network type: 3G+GSM
    I am in Canada and it works here

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