- 13 Aug 2003
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I want to buy a DoCoMo phone, and would it be possible to use it here in the us? Also whats the goin' around price for?
This phone is also capable of making and receiving calls on some CDMA networks in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.
We do not particularly recommend this phone for use in these Countries as the rates are expensive, but you may find this extra feature convenient for occasional use.
By contrast, in the US, most digital cellphone service is both of a different type (CDMA or TDMA) and a different frequency as well!
There's some good news and bad news, however. First the good news : Recently, several carriers have started introducing GSM type phone service in the US. Now for the bad news : Sadly, this GSM service is in a different frequency band to the rest of the world - 1900 MHz instead of 1800 (and 900) MHz. And there is no way that a 1900MHz phone will work at 1800 MHz (or vice versa). Frustrating, isn't it!
Hihi,Same here. i Checked on j-phone.com they dont sell the phone outside Japan. The only way to get it by ordering docomo phone from someone lives in Japan that`s going to visit your country.