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    Default Will a US Samsing Galaxy Note 3 Work in the UK ?!

    I am a UK resident and I wish to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It's quite expensive in the UK although I was wondering if I bought it from the US, due to the currency conversion rate, it'll come out cheaper (I've previously bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) from the US and the overall cost still came out cheaper had I bought it from here)
    My main concern is that will the phone still work here in the UK I.e will I still be able to get calls and will my existing sim card still work (I have no problem with getting it unlocked) ?! I was asking because of the different carriers and antennas and what not. I am not a person uses LTE as my current tariff doesn't support it so I have no problem with that. I'm currently on the 3 carrier in the UK. Thank You
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    Default Re: Will a US Samsing Galaxy Note 3 Work in the UK ?!

    Verizon told me that all I will have to do when I travel to France is to switch my existing SIM card to a local one and that my phone will work just fine, so I'd imagine it would be the same for you... but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Verizon told me that all I will have to do when I travel to France is to switch my existing SIM card to a local one and that my phone will work just fine, so I'd imagine it would be the same for you... but I could be wrong.
    As a UK resident, we don't have Verizon here so I doubt it'll work although I could be wrong. I don't want to spend money to find out it doesn't work.
    I'm inquiring mainly because many phones ship to certain countries with antennas that suit their carriers and what not.
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    Default Re: Will a US Samsing Galaxy Note 3 Work in the UK ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Don164 View Post
    I am a UK resident and I wish to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It's quite expensive in the UK although I was wondering if I bought it from the US, due to the currency conversion rate, it'll come out cheaper (I've previously bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) from the US and the overall cost still came out cheaper had I bought it from here)
    My main concern is that will the phone still work here in the UK I.e will I still be able to get calls and will my existing sim card still work (I have no problem with getting it unlocked) ?! I was asking because of the different carriers and antennas and what not. I am not a person uses LTE as my current tariff doesn't support it so I have no problem with that. I'm currently on the 3 carrier in the UK. Thank You
    If you buy outside the UK your warranty is void in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Verizon told me that all I will have to do when I travel to France is to switch my existing SIM card to a local one
    Switching SIM cards will get you a local number and local rates. You will have to notify all your relevant contacts* that your number has changed (and again when you go back to using your 'old' number).
    Your phone, with your existing number/SIM card, will work just fine where ever you go (except deep in the jungle or the desert, or at sea of course) as long as your phone is on the 'roaming' setting. Your telco's international (roaming) rates will apply. Which are expensive. This is why I buy and use a local SIM card when I'm in the other country for longer than a month. For shorter periods I feel it's too bothersome, and I communicate almost exclusively via WiFi, instant messaging and VoIP (Telegram and Viber) to keep cost under control. Switching the phone completely off when you are abroad and outside WiFi saves both the caller and the called a lot of expense. And your battery!
    Last edited by Vsweety; 04-01-2014 at 07:33 PM.
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    Good to know, thanks. Seems it would be easier to just get a prepaid phone locally, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vsweety View Post
    If you buy outside the UK your warranty is void in the UK.
    I'm not fussed with warranty as I tens to take care of my phones and my previous 3 phones have been bought just by themselves, no warranty

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    Default Re: Will a US Samsing Galaxy Note 3 Work in the UK ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vsweety View Post
    Switching SIM cards will get you a local number and local rates. You will have to notify all your relevant contacts* that your number has changed (and again when you go back to using your 'old' number).
    Your phone, with your existing number/SIM card, will work just fine where ever you go (except deep in the jungle or the desert, or at sea of course) as long as your phone is on the 'roaming' setting. Your telco's international (roaming) rates will apply. Which are expensive. This is why I buy and use a local SIM card when I'm in the other country for longer than a month. For shorter periods I feel it's too bothersome, and I communicate almost exclusively via WiFi, instant messaging and VoIP (Telegram and Viber) to keep cost under control. Switching the phone completely off when you are abroad and outside WiFi saves both the caller and the called a lot of expense. And your battery!
    I agree, it does seem quite convinent although a bit expensive, my plan is to use my existing sim card so my number stays the same it's just a new phone I want

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