1. philliplavelle's Avatar
    Hi there.

    I'm currently based in Britain but am moving permanently to the United States next month and wanted some advice about compatibility.

    At the moment, I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus but am switching to the Note 7 as soon as I can.

    I'm going to struggle to get a cellphone contact when I first arrive in the US as I will be lacking credit history and even though I'd be happy to buy unlocked from some place like Bestbuy, I don't know what network to go for.. Possibly ATT, Cricket or Sprint. From what I understand, even unlocked ones have some kind of carrier affiliation?

    I could buy one here in the UK but would it be compatible. Did the UK Get a different processor in the whole Snapdragon vs Exynos debate and would the bands be compatible with all networks? Obviously my iPhone will work with any sim.

    Reason I would quite like to buy here is that I can have it delivered end of next week and then have 14 days to confirm I like it before heading out to the US.
    Then if it's compatible, all I need change is the plug.

    Any advice on the whole compatibility issue would be very gratefully received.
    08-19-2016 05:13 PM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    Hi there.

    I'm currently based in Britain but am moving permanently to the United States next month and wanted some advice about compatibility.

    At the moment, I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus but am switching to the Note 7 as soon as I can.

    I'm going to struggle to get a cellphone contact when I first arrive in the US as I will be lacking credit history and even though I'd be happy to buy unlocked from some place like Bestbuy, I don't know what network to go for.. Possibly ATT, Cricket or Sprint. From what I understand, even unlocked ones have some kind of carrier affiliation?

    I could buy one here in the UK but would it be compatible. Did the UK Get a different processor in the whole Snapdragon vs Exynos debate and would the bands be compatible with all networks? Obviously my iPhone will work with any sim.

    Reason I would quite like to buy here is that I can have it delivered end of next week and then have 14 days to confirm I like it before heading out to the US.
    Then if it's compatible, all I need change is the plug.

    Any advice on the whole compatibility issue would be very gratefully received.
    UK has Exynos instead of Snapdragon I believe. An unlocked Note would work on a GSM carrier in the US, but it may not have all the bands for the best coverage.
    08-19-2016 05:30 PM

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