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Buying unlocked android phones in germany?

Friday 27th of January 2012 /
Hi, I'm in the US right now, however I'll go back to germany in about 7 months. So I'm about to buy a android phone right now (without a contract, because I'll be gone in 7 months). I'm pretty much decided on either the HTC Sensation or the Motorola Atrix 4G right now. However there are still a few problems with unlocking: When I'm buying the Motorola Atrix 4G (Unlocked) on amazon, it says that it still has an AT&T branding or something like that and therefore, some people have reported, that Wifi doesn't work whenever you put a non-AT&T sim card in. Does anybody have experience with that? As for the sensation: When I'm looking at the "HTC Sensation Z710E Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone ", multiple reviewers have reported, that the phone still has a t-mobile branding and so they say that the data won't work with a non-tmobile sim card. What do you guys know about that? I'd love to order a phone right now, but till I got these issues figured out, I can't. (Also, does anyone know about any issues on the Atrix 2?) Thanks in advance

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Using Skype 3G app internationally to call the US

Wednesday 27th of October 2010 /
Hi everyone, I have a pretty specific question I hope somebody can help me answer. I live in the US (New York City, specifically) and my girlfriend lives in Bangkok, Thailand. I use a rooted Verizon Motorola Droid and she uses some sort of Blackberry on their cell provider, AIS. I recently downloaded the cracked version of the skype application, which allows me to place skype calls over my 3G service.My question is, if I purchase her an Android phone to use, provided it works normally over their GSM network with the right sim card, will the same cracked skype app allow her to make free 3G calls to me via the service?She already pays for unlimited email and internet service on her blackberry, and from my research, buying an unlocked phone in the States will give us no trouble in allowing her to use it there. Does anyone have any insight/experience with this?

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GT540 without sim card/cell radio; wifi/GPS only?

Thursday 10th of March 2011 /
I have never owned an Android so please bear with me I was thinking about getting the LG Optimus GT540 because of its low price and from what I can tell all the features I need are there. I'd like to use it without a sim card and in airplane mode (so cell standby doesn't eat the battery for no reason) but with the option to enable either GPS, WiFi or both. I don't really care if A-GPS without the "A" takes a bit longer to get a fix as long as I get one at all. From what I read it seems that some models (like Motorola: Using an Android GPS in Airplane Mode but others too: gps not working while in airplane mode - Android Help) turn off GPS when you enable airplane mode. How is the LG in that regard?AFAIK the GT540 still comes with 1.6 when I buy it today? I'd like to be able to upgrade it to 2.1 or 2.2 and root it too. Do I need a SIM card for that? Does LG force you through an online registration, any hops I need to go through? I just want to use it as a backup internet tablet and GPS receiver after all (well, and hack a bit at the Android OS).What about the market place? I

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HTC Inspire 4G Data Issues: PLEASE HELP!!???

Friday 20th of July 2012 /
Okay guys, this is my very first thread and actually very first day as a member. I have just switched back to AT&T and purchased a used android phone, the HTC Inspire 4g. I was an iPhone user, and this is my first android phone, and I'm already loving it. Previously when i switched back, I still had my old phone, which was the Motorola Tundra. The Tundra supports 3g and has 3G speeds, but of course is not a smart phone. I purchased the Inspire from a friend, and simply did a sim card swap. The phone allowed me to call and text, receive pictures, but i could not use the internet. My settings said I had the incorrect APN settings. So I went to change them, I got 4g speeds and everything went great, for about a day. The next morning I get a text from AT&T saying they have detected I'm using a smart phone, and that they would automatically add a data plan to my account. So I immediately swapped my sim card back to the tundra. When i had the Tundra, i was grandfathered in to unlimited data for $15 a month, as long as i didnt use a smart phone. Does anyone know if there is a way to

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Motorola Connect and Motorola Migrate now available, ahead of Moto X

Thursday 01st of August 2013 /
Today’s the big day! Later today, the Moto X will finally have its big launch event. In the meantime, the Moto X-related Motorola Connect and Motorola Migrate are now available. If these names sound familiar to you, that’s because we reported on both of these features about a week ago.Essentially, Motorola Migrate does what it sounds like it: easily syncs settings from your old device over to an upcoming Motorola Droid or Moto X handset.In order to get Migrate to work, you’ll need Android 2.2 or higher. Once it’s installed, you’ll be able to log in and select text messages, call history, SIM card contacts, media and a few other settings. You then open up your new phone and the app will guide you through the transfer process.As for Motorola Connect? This Chrome extension allows you to get read incoming calls and texts right from your desktop or laptop – provided you’re using Chrome OS and/or the Chrome browser.While many of these features are already possible to some extent with Hangouts and Google Voice, this is still pretty damn cool. Even better, you can actually

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Impossible to unlock Motorola Defy

Wednesday 21st of August 2013 /
Dear Users, I have been trying to solve this problem for 24 hours without sleeping. I would like to install a new version of android, preferably 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm quite new in this but looked for answers in many-many forums.My issue is that first I have to unlock my mobile phone, but when I start the phone with the bootloader it doesn't work, does not see my device so I can not go further to root the phone and then install the OS. My phone doesn't have sd and sim card inside, usb debugging is ENABLED, windows 7 is 64 bit. I follow these instructions to install the OS: I follow these instrucions to unlock my phone: Based on this, when I go to the command prompt and put the magical command - fastboot oem get_unlock_data - it all the time stops at < waiting for device >.I check with adb devices or fastboot devices and it only identifies my phone when it was started normally. When I start with fastboot or bootloader (volume up + power button) it never sees my device. The USB driver I use is coming from this file: Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.1.0_64bit.msi when I insta

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 /
Hi, this is for everyone like myself that got a MOTOROLA DROID MINI XT1030 and wanted to use it with Straight Talk First and foremost you will have to get a "CUT SIM CARD" inside the XT1030 there is a NANO SIM CARDStraight talk DOES NOT SELL NANO SIMS That being said 2 options either go to EBAY and search the following NEW Straight Talk ATT NANO SIMor go to AMAZON and find a NANO cutter QQ-Tech Nano Sim Card Cutter Mini /Standard & Micro to Nano Sim for iPhone 5 iPhone 4, 4S and other Phones + Metal Tray + 2 Sim Adapters + Sand Paper, All in One Pack (In Stock Ready to Ship): Cell Phones & AccessoriesAfter you have gotten the right size SIM CARD for the XT1030then contact Straight Talk and activate the phone after that put in these APN settings, (these settings are for Android Version 4.4), don't be shocked if you can't send/receive pictures at first, it took 6 days for my phone to start working right with Straight Talk, so make sure you give these settings at least 6/7 days before you say they won't work, that's how many days it took for my phone to wor

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Streaming videos through GPRS on Smartphone vs Computer

Monday 17th of March 2014 /
I request the experts on this forum to advise me on my following observation about GPRS / EDGE performance on Smartphones: I have observed that the Smartphones (particularly Android) do not perform as well as the computers when performance is compared on GPRS / EDGE. I have tested streaming videos on while on GPRS / EDGE (not 3G or 4G) and observed that the smartphone gives up saying connection problem. When I stream the same videos with the same GPRS / EDGE connection through a USB Dongle on a computer(with same SIM Card inserted which was used for testing on Smartphone), the Computer performs better and is able to stream the Videos. I request the experts to explain why this happens. The SIM and its location are the same and the speed received from it is also the same. Then why does the computer able to play it while the smartphone gives up saying connection problem. I would like to clarify here that the GPRS / EDGE works alright on surfing websites etc. while the problem is only in streaming. I have tested this on various phones of Samsung / HTC / Motorola so the question of a part

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Moto X Pure Edition- how do I set it up (SIM card)?

Sunday 28th of September 2014 /
I'm about thiiiiis close to giving up on waiting for the Nexus 6 and just getting the Moto X (I'm worried that the Nexus won't have a lot of the great Motorola features), and I'm strongly considering the pure edition- I'm an AT&T guy but I think it might be worth it to avoid the "carrier bloat". This is probably a stupid question, but I've never had an Android phone before, so: if I buy the phone from Motorola, and it arrives at my door, how do I set it up? Does it walk me through the setup (like with iPhones) where they have me sign in using my AT&T username and password and the rest just goes automatically, or do I have to do a SIM card exchange (my current phone is an iPhone 5- not sure if the SIMs are compatible)? Should I take it to an AT&T store to make sure that may account transfers to the new device correctly? Is there anything else I need to know? Thanks in advance...

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MMS delayed receipt problem on Moto X (Verizon)

Monday 03rd of November 2014 /
For all group messages on my Moto X, I have a delayed receipt of responses, usually by several hours. The exception is if I happen to send another group message, I will receive all the responses to all group messages at the same time - almost like by sending a group message, the responses were "pushed" through. A second problem is, for one of my group messages, I receive responses from one of my friends (Android phone, also Verizon carrier) as an individual text instead of within the group like how she sent it. I have tried shutting down and restarting, factory reset, new Moto X phone, new SIM card, different messaging apps, checked any and all settings possible, and whatever else Verizon and Motorola suggested. A couple of "solutions" worked on a very temporary basis (i.e., for an hour or two maximum). My previous phone was a basic phone, but so were my sistets' phones and they do not have the same problem. I hate my phone and would throw it against a wall if I didn't need it! Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be, and, more importantly, a solution

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