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A mobile phone while traveling outside the country HTC Magic

When I have travel outside the US I like to have an unlocked phone and get a local SIM card use that for making calls and Internet mobile. This has helped me a lot during visits to Sri Lanka, London, Peru.. My provider T-mobile is always good with unlocking phones. I have used the T-mobile Dash , Nokia N95 with ease. Now I own a Google Nexus One which came unlocked.

I was looking at the Amazon market for mobile phones and HTC Magic which is the same as the T-mobile myTouch 3G is selling for $299 .

If you are traveling a lot this may make sense to you or if you are with AT & T or T-Mobile maybe you will consider a unlocked phone in any case maybe a Nokia or a HTC. I wonder if there is a business in android phone rentals unlocked for people travelling out of the country. Currently providers ship you a global phone which comes with a SIM card and a negotiated rate.

I am waiting for the day when all phones work in all networks anywhere in the globe. Are you with me ?

Details from the Amazon Website for the HTC Magic.
  • This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
  • Quad-Band Unlocked GSM cell phone compatible with 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and 3G 900 / 2100 frequencies plus GPRS / EDGE capabilities
  • Android OS, Qualcomm MSM7200A 528 MHz Processor, 3.2 Megapixel Camera, 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen, A2DP, Bluetooth, Internal GPS Antenna, Calendar, Camera, Candy Bar Form, Edge
  • Trackball with Enter button, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, High-Speed Data GPRS, Memory Card Slot, MP3, Qwerty Keyboard, Slide Form
  • 450 Minutes of Talk Time, 420 Hours of Standby


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