International Version means it was not made for the U.S. market. Often they will work in the U.S. with compatible networks. You need to make sure before you purchase one.
What does GSM only mean?
GSM only means that it will only work on carriers that use that network, which Verizon does not and therefore you can’t use it with Verizon (and other carriers that use CDMA)
Do all GSM phones work internationally?
Most GSM phones outside the U.S. (except in Japan and a few other countries) operate on the 900 MHz or 1800 MHz GSM bands. American and Canadian GSM networks work at the 850 MHz or 1900 MHz bands. With an unlocked, quad-band GSM phone, you’ve got all four bands covered.
Will a GSM unlocked phone work in Europe?
To make cell phone calls in Europe you’ll need an unlocked dual-band GSM phone and a SIM card. … You may use a tri-band 850-1800-1900 unlocked cell phone in Europe, but you’ll be giving up coverage in the 900 band, which is the most common band for international cell phone communications.
Can I use unlocked phone in another country?
An unlocked phone is a phone that you can use anywhere in the world and where you are allowed to replace the SIM card as you travel the world without having to deal with your phone company or pay roaming fees. The good news is that it’s easy to get your phone unlocked. The first step is always to ask your cell company.
What countries use GSM?
most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. GSM 900 / GSM 1800 MHz are used in most parts of the world: Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa. GSM 850 / GSM 1900 MHz are used in the United States, Canada, Mexico and most countries of S. America.
What phones are compatible with GSM?
2) Which phone model did you purchase?
- Google Nexus 5x.
- Google Nexus 6.
- Google Nexus 6P.
- Google Pixel.
- HTC Desire 530.
- HTC Desire 626s.
- iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.
How do you tell if my phone is GSM or CDMA?
For Android users: Go to Settings ➤ System ➤ About Phone. Click on Status to look for an MEID, ESN, or IMEI number. If the device has MEID or ESN numbers, it’s a CDMA phone.