1. eaglesoars's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the windows phone and forum and have a question about the 521:

    I know that it be used in the US and Canada. But can it be used in Europe and Asia as well (Malaysia, China, India, Korea, Japan)? I have been researching this online, but couldnt find an answer.

    Thanks in advance.
    10-06-2013 07:45 AM
  2. Corepc's Avatar
    It would have to be unlocked before you could use it on other carriers

    Well it can be used has a World Phone has long has those carrier from other countries use these frequencies

    521 Supports these bands.
    2G/3G/4G Capable 850 MHz; 900 MHz; 1800 MHz; 1900 MHz
    UMTS: Band II (1900); Band IV (1700/2100/AWS); Band V (850)

    Since you are asking for so many Region, best to check Wikipedia Listing most of them are GSM 900/1800

    List of mobile network operators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    10-06-2013 09:52 AM
  3. Eric J F's Avatar
    If you don't unlock the phone T-Mobile allows you to call within and out of many countries. Here is where to start; it's really expensive:

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=M3WCpE4s

    Don't forget you have WiFi Calling. Whenever you can get WiFi you should be able to make 'free' phone calls.
    Last edited by Eric J F; 10-06-2013 at 10:40 PM.
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    10-06-2013 10:29 PM
  4. eaglesoars's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your help. I am new to prepaid phone service and have a few more questions- will I need to give my SSN, DOB, credit card info to sign up with T-mobile? Just curious to know why they would need personal info like SSN, DOB for a prepaid card when I've purchased the phone and the prepaid card. Thanks.
    10-13-2013 04:34 PM
  5. Eric J F's Avatar
    I don't know much about pre-paid requirements, but I'd guess a valid credit card should be enough.

    Make sure you take a look a T-Mobile's new international roaming and data policy- it changes everything we talked about. Unless it's for US accounts only...
    10-13-2013 10:32 PM
  6. guxu's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your help. I am new to prepaid phone service and have a few more questions- will I need to give my SSN, DOB, credit card info to sign up with T-mobile? Just curious to know why they would need personal info like SSN, DOB for a prepaid card when I've purchased the phone and the prepaid card. Thanks.
    I've purchased several T-Mobile prepaid phones. No one asked me my SSN or DOB. Are you sure you were buying prepaid instead of post-paid?
    10-14-2013 09:01 AM
  7. eaglesoars's Avatar
    I've purchased several T-Mobile prepaid phones. No one asked me my SSN or DOB. Are you sure you were buying prepaid instead of post-paid?
    Pre-paid, not post-paid and signing up through web. Is it different for sign up in-store or over phone?
    10-14-2013 11:14 AM
  8. govindarajan's Avatar
    have purchased noika 521 is usa without T mobile contract, can it be used in india

    or do we have to get the phone unlocked
    01-25-2014 04:43 AM
  9. Corepc's Avatar
    have purchased noika 521 is usa without T mobile contract, can it be used in india

    or do we have to get the phone unlocked
    phone will have to be unlocked. Which means you will have to search online for unlocking service. Tmobile will not unlock the phone because you are not a customer. Also
    The phone may not work with all carriers has well. So you need to check with the carrier to see what bands are required. Bands are listed above that the 521 supports once again.
    01-25-2014 11:33 AM

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