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    Default Travelling to Japan

    According to this website, I need the following:
    Your device must support W-CDMA Band 1 (2100MHz) or Band 6 (800MHz)
    Your device must be SIM Lock Free.
    I think the Galaxy S4 GE meets the second edition but from what I could tell, the first condition I do not meet. Can anyone confirm this? I'm a bit suspicious because in the phone itself, I've seen CDMA settings but I'm not sure if it's correct (see Notification Toggle).

    I'm using Wikipedia as source.

    Does anyone have recommendations for SIM card rental for traveling to Japan?
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    As far as I knew, the GE S4 was a GSM phone.

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    From the Google Play store:

    Network
    Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE
    GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    3G (850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    4G LTE (700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz)

    WCDMA is a 3G GSM technology, not to be confused with CDMA, which is used by VZW and Sprint in the US. Bottom line, the Google Play Edition S4 supports WCDMA in the 2100 band.
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    Default Re: Travelling to Japan

    That is good news...I'll do some more research but it looks like I'm in luck. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Travelling to Japan

    I've got the SIM and inputted the required apn but I'm unable to connect to their network. Using "notification toggle" I've tried to switch radio band but it doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?

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    Last edited by Sasazuka; 10-25-2013 at 08:41 AM.
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    Default Re: Travelling to Japan

    Maybe I need to unlock the SIM?
    EDIT: To clarify when I tried to set the radio band, there was nothing for me to select.

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    Default Re: Travelling to Japan

    Hi, may i check, in the end are you able to get data in japan with your s4?
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Sasazuka View Post
    Maybe I need to unlock the SIM?
    EDIT: To clarify when I tried to set the radio band, there was nothing for me to select.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using AC Forums mobile app
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasazuka View Post
    According to this website, I need the following:

    I think the Galaxy S4 GE meets the second edition but from what I could tell, the first condition I do not meet. Can anyone confirm this? I'm a bit suspicious because in the phone itself, I've seen CDMA settings but I'm not sure if it's correct (see Notification Toggle).

    I'm using Wikipedia as source.

    Does anyone have recommendations for SIM card rental for traveling to Japan?
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    Default Re: Travelling to Japan

    No I was not able to get it with the SIM card but T-Mobile at the end had free international data which is what I used.

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