does sgh-z500v work in usa?Ihave been to america and could not get it to work there

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:36

Yes and no - in network tech there are two dominant standards, GSM and CDMA. In Europe GSM is the 'norm' while most US networks stick to Qualcomm's proprietary CDMA system (the techie nuances are explained here.
It depends on your phone model, and the network you wish to use in the USA - and even on the same network it can vary from region to region (puts a spin on 'global village' and 'free market', eh?).

Here's an example for a UK Samsung Z500 and it's chances of working in the USA.


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