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#812073 - 31st Jul 2013 12:18am Mobile 'phones from outside U.K.
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Hi. I want to buy a "Samsung Galaxy S III S3 SIII i9305 16GB LTE", and I noticed the best prices are from outside the U.K, (U.S and China for example.)

What are the pitfalls, (if any,) to buying from outside the U.K please? Would they even work here? And what are the custom charges?

I'd greatly appreciate any words of wisdom! smile

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#812088 - 31st Jul 2013 1:13am Re: Mobile 'phones from outside U.K. [Re: Gold_Moon]
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Chinese phones could very easily be copies, so you need to be aware of this.

Phones from the US can be on a different band than UK models.

I'm not saying don't do it, just be aware of the possible pitfalls.

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#812117 - 31st Jul 2013 8:49am Re: Mobile 'phones from outside U.K. [Re: Gold_Moon]
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Im selling a Hi-Phone 6. 400 or nearest offer.

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#812601 - 1st Aug 2013 8:52pm Re: Mobile 'phones from outside U.K. [Re: TheDr]
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Thanks Dr. I knew there'd be a catch! no

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#812731 - 2nd Aug 2013 12:56pm Re: Mobile 'phones from outside U.K. [Re: Gold_Moon]
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it's no catch, i know people who have bought phones from america that work perfectly well here, others have bought phones from USA that don't work. so it's not so much a gamble, but you need to do research and ask questions.

most 'quad band' phones should work here as well as USA.

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