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    Hi guys I'm new here.
    I've read a lot of info on japanese phones but there are some things I can't find answers to.

    Most of you guys are from Canada or USA but does anyone know if they work well or at all in the UK?
    I only use SMS and calling as well as multimedia functions on Pay as you go (no need for video calls/internet etc)

    Also if I was to buy a used phone from Yahoo Auctions Japan, how exactly would I go about doing the software unlock on it?
    Do I need to send it to someone/internet unlock code/ download software?

    Cheers!
    specal_kei (yes as in the cereal )

    Also I would like to know about the naming of the Docomo phones.
    What is the order of the series numbers? It seems that the 01 series is the latest, which is confusing.
    Thanks!

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    I'm sure IonNuke could answer your UK question. If I can recall correctly, he said something about O2 or something not working properly. What is your carrier?

    Only some models can be software unlocked. You can get them software unlocked by sending it to Hong Kong or China. Ask zerox678. If you get a software unlocked keitai, you won't need to worry about signal issues and will be able to you any SIM.

    The numbers go from 01-09. Then it goes from A-Z.
    So, for example the Sharp AQUOS SHOT models: SH-06A, SH-01B, SH-07B, SH-01C
    As you can see, the numbers and letters are sequential, but the missing numbers are other models from the other series (STYLE, PRO, SMART) from the same season.
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    Ah I'm on O2! The luck!

    My brother goes to HK every week for work, perhaps he can find a shop that can unlock them.
    Do you know how much it would cost approximately?

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    I've only had problems with O2 Germany. I think my O2 UK sim works. T-Mobile UK and Vodafone UK obviously works lol.

    It's all good (^_^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by special_kei View Post
    Hi guys I'm new here.
    I've read a lot of info on japanese phones but there are some things I can't find answers to.

    Most of you guys are from Canada or USA but does anyone know if they work well or at all in the UK?
    I only use SMS and calling as well as multimedia functions on Pay as you go (no need for video calls/internet etc)

    Also if I was to buy a used phone from Yahoo Auctions Japan, how exactly would I go about doing the software unlock on it?
    Do I need to send it to someone/internet unlock code/ download software?

    Cheers!
    specal_kei (yes as in the cereal )

    Also I would like to know about the naming of the Docomo phones.
    What is the order of the series numbers? It seems that the 01 series is the latest, which is confusing.
    Thanks!
    If you want a cheap-as-chips phone, there's a 911T and a 920T going on eBay UK right now.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SoftBank-Toshi...item336521bf4b
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SoftBank-Toshi...item336521cf3e

    Very low starting price and I suspect they will end low. I had a 911T before, it was a solid phone. It runs on 3G W-CDMA 2100mhz, make sure your O2 SIM works on 3G, because some of the prepaid ones don't work on 3G... O2 do 3G sims for prepaid though. If the phone you're using it in atm is 3G, no issues. What I've just said applies to the 911T I used, and most likely the 920T... see what the other guys here have to say on Japanese phones.... because there's a lot of factors that contribute to using a phone here.

    Note:
    - no data (as with most japanese phones)
    - no roaming (had to get local sim cards when I went travelling around Europe a few years ago)
    - no mp3's (use the BeatJam software to convert. Converted music will work with A2DP bluetooth headsets)
    - 2100mhz w-cdma only.... so that does mean certain parts of the world are blackspots. i.e. NO GSM. (coverage is fine for London and in the south for Vodafone and 3. If you get these phones my advice is to switch your current phone to UTMS/W-CDMA only and use it for a week or two to see where the black spots are, which is what I did before I bought the 911T.)
    - Camera works, no issue.

    Note:
    ALL the above is relevant for the 911T model only.

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    Thanks for the reply guys

    Good to hear that O2 will work, phew.

    My current sim card doesn't seem to have any reception in UTMS mode, and in dual mode it just selects GSM all the time anyway, I guess I can use GSM only.

    I do have a spare Vodafone sim though, would be cool if it works, going to have to do some testing..

    Thanks again guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by special_kei View Post
    Thanks for the reply guys

    Good to hear that O2 will work, phew.

    My current sim card doesn't seem to have any reception in UTMS mode, and in dual mode it just selects GSM all the time anyway, I guess I can use GSM only.

    I do have a spare Vodafone sim though, would be cool if it works, going to have to do some testing..

    Thanks again guys!
    If you want to stick to O2, speak to them about it. Chances are they will give you a new SIM card, they might even port your number over... with a PAC code... don't ask me why they need one, as it's within the same network, but I know that's the scenario with Orange users who are in the same boat as you. Makes you wonder why they can't enable it or whatever... though I don't know how SIM cards work. Every Vodafone sim I have used has worked on 2G or 3G flawlessly, both contract and PAYG, no issues. Don't know why the other networks faff about, this dates back to the days when 3G was much more exclusive, but why keep it exclusive when technology is trying to move on is beyond me.

    Nearing end of contract? Call retentions and see what they can do =D

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    Oh I didn't know there was such thing as a 3G sim card for O2, but then again my one is pretty old from 2007 I think.

    Anyway thanks for the tip I'll try contacting them about it.

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    We might be able to add the 940SH to the "soft-unlock" list. For 1300RMB/US$200+, supposedly. Not cheap, and I don't have one to test. But food for thought.

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    zero mentioned that around now (feb) to march was when it should be coming out. Tempting to get

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    No wonder all the cheap 940sh are sold out on taobao.
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    i should get mine sw unlocked... breathe life into it. maybe then i'll use it more lol.
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    if 940sh is sw then i might get one
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    Congrats on sticky

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamanote View Post
    Congrats on sticky
    Tehe. Thanks.

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