1. DocJelly's Avatar
    Hi all, first time poster...

    I have a Rogers HTC 8x and I was going to unlock it and take it with me to Europe (Italy mostly) this summer so I was trying to do some research ahead of time as far as frequencies/bands and if it's even worth the expense.
    From the Rogers website, I see that the phone supports the following bands:
    GSM/EDGE Bands:850/900/1800/1900
    HSPA+/HSPA Bands:850/1900/2100
    LTE Bands:700/850/AWS/1900

    From what I've been able to tell, TIM in Italy uses 900Mhz/1800Mhz but I think that's straight up GSM/EDGE. Wikipedia lists TIM LTE as 800/1800/2600.

    So presuming that it's GSM/EDGE, my Rogers HTC8x would be able to use TIM's GSM/EDGE on 1800Mhz, but would not be able to use 3G or LTE frequencies (or speeds)?
    06-18-2013 04:58 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    You'll get 3G on TIM.
    06-18-2013 05:16 PM
  3. DocJelly's Avatar
    OK, thanks palandri. still trying to decide if I should bother unlocking, or just picking up one of those huawei 4g/lte hotspots with a sim when I get there and use that for all the phones/tablets in our whole family. :)

    On the unlocking side, (from what I gather) Nokia Drive Beta will see that it's an Italian SIM card and grant license to maps in Italy for turn-by-turn, as opposed to roaming with my Rogers sim will tell me that I'm not licensed to use navigation in that region. Alternatively, I may borrow (or buy) an unlocked Nokia WP8 and then have Drive+ Beta which has all 160 countries maps/nav available.
    palandri likes this.
    06-26-2013 06:24 PM

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