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Submitted by Viv Savage
Viv Savage (3679171) writes "I live in the USA but my daughter will be attending college overseas next year (Scotland specifically). I need to purchase a new phone for her and I'm curious what the Slashdot community would recommend. I understand that a GSM world phone supporting 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies would give her the best voice support. There doesn't appear to be a solution for getting high-speed data (i.e., 4G) here and abroad with one phone. Have any worldly Slashdotters figured this out?"
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

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  • Most of the late model flagship phones from AT&T and T-Mobile support European bands for voice and data. Outside of Blackberries, almost none of the Verizon phones do. But you do need to do some research.

    GSM (2G) in Europe traditionally operates at 900 and 1800 MHz. But there is also UMTS (3G) that traditionally operates at 2100 MHz. And LTE (4G) is being rolled out at 800, 900, 1800 and 2600 MHz. They're all mutually incompatible systems. But new phones are able to talk to all three of them. *

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