Taking a HTC One X to Canada

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Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby ryanx » 14 Apr 2012, 14:49

I am quite impressed with the new HTC phone the One X and eager to buy one. I am, however, moving back to Canada in a few short months and was wondering how I could use the phone over there. I know there is a special model for the Canadian market that has a different hardware specification (dual core instead of quad core processor) to make it compatible with their 4G (LTE) service. Will I still be able to use the 3G services of the Canadian providers?

Does anyone have experience of buying an Android phone and using it in Canada? Any problems? compatibility issues? Should I buy another phone such as one of the Samsung models (e.g. the S3 when it eventually comes out)?

Thanks!
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Re: Taking a HCT One X to Canada

Postby Belgian Pie » 14 Apr 2012, 15:49

HTC?
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby sleepingtiger » 15 Apr 2012, 08:04

whenever I returned to Canada, none of my Taiwan mobile phones worked.. different system and I was forced to buy a new phone there..
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby Nam » 15 Apr 2012, 11:45

You shouldn't have any problems with the phone over there, unless the service provider is still on CDMA-an older cellular system that is still in use in most countries, including Taiwan, or "locked" phones.

I remember that Bell(I'm from Toronto) didn't offer phones with SIM cards in Ontario. This was 5 or so years ago and may have changed since.
I believe you should be able to purchase a package from Rogers though.
I use my mum's SIM card whenever I visit, as I spend most of my time with the family and she had no need of it when I went out with friends in the evenings.

You can use Google Voice to call the service providers in Canada for free.
This way, you can get the information first hand.
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby Rockefeller » 15 Apr 2012, 14:46

Anyone know if HTC One S is offered in Taiwan?
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby Nam » 15 Apr 2012, 15:48

Rockefeller wrote:Anyone know if HTC One S is offered in Taiwan?


Googled it and here's what I found...

http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/intro/4481/htc-one-s

Looks like 台灣大哥大 carries it.
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby nco » 22 May 2012, 00:48

Yes they say second quarter of 2012 which is supposed to start in 1st of April , I also can't wait to get the HTC one S , as beautiful as one X but more compact and convenient , dual core is more than enough for the thing I wanna do ( at the end of the year run ubuntu mobile on it ( http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android )

I talked with the salesmen in the shop and they have no idea about the exact date , but they said anytime soon ( probably before the end of May ) , I even saw a dummy htc one S there. It s already launched in US with T-mobile contract.

Also we guessed a price around 12000 to 15000 nt dollars ( max ) , more likely to be 12000 , which is really reasonable. the HTC one V is really not looking good in my opinion ...

If anybody know more about it than my guess , let me know
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Re: Taking a HTC One X to Canada

Postby nco » 31 May 2012, 09:28

Replying to myself : Yahoo revealed HTC ONE S price yesterday , and the phone is released today.

Price : 17500 taiwanese dollars :(
When the HTC ONE X , more powerfull and bigger go down to 18500 NT$ online ...

THe say the have almost the the same retailing cost , but that phone was suppose to be in a middle price.
I would wait at least a month , maybe more to see the price goes down drastically.
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