1. surfguy17's Avatar
    hey all i had a question i was wondering why this phone is called a world edition phone? i have a friend thats going to east africa and he needs a phone to use there. i know someone that has an 8820. will that work there since he would need a simcard to use in east africa?
    03-14-10 11:45 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    It should, using a local prepaid SIM, or an International roaming plan. And yes, it is a World Edition designed specifically for people that travel to other countries that use different cell frequencies.

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    03-15-10 12:12 AM
  3. surfguy17's Avatar
    wouldnt the 8820 work also? whats the difference between the 2?
    03-15-10 11:48 AM
  4. yuenlaikit's Avatar
    8820 is a dedicated phone, and 8830 is a CDMA phone. Verizon and Sprint use the CDMA technology that only 8830 would be able to go on those networks. 8820, I think, is an AT&T phone. So in short, no difference in a foreign country, but it makes a difference in North America.

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    03-15-10 01:23 PM
  5. surfguy17's Avatar
    ok so with the 8820 hes fine to use it with no problems?
    03-15-10 02:04 PM