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    What bands/frequencies are used in Hong Kong?

    Does anyone know? I'm trying to see if my T-Mo phone (Galaxy Note 2) is compatible with the local networks if I purchase a local SIM. Thanks!

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    The major bands used in Hong Kong are 900 MHz (GSM & UMTS), 1800 MHz (GSM & LTE), 2100 MHz (UMTS) & 2600 MHz (LTE).
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    The last time that I was in Hong Kong, they still had the legacy 800 MHz with CDMA service. I roamed on my SK Telecom CDMA phone.
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    I was just there a week ago. You can buy a sim card for $98HK at any 7-11. It'll last for a good while. DO NOT TRY AND TETHER WITH IT! I turned on tethering for about 5 minutes. Not only did it not work well due to being throttled, it literally ate up about $30HK worth of credit that I had left. I used an iPhone 5 from Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesamourai View Post
    Does anyone know? I'm trying to see if my T-Mo phone (Galaxy Note 2) is compatible with the local networks if I purchase a local SIM. Thanks!
    T-Mobile's specs for the Note II say:
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    4G/LTE
    Band I (UMTS 2100), Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100/AWS), Band V (850)
    GSMarena.com says:
    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - N7105
    4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - N7105
    Assuming that GSMarena is right, your phone should be compatible with all the GSM/UMTS carriers in Hong Kong. You can find the listing of carriers here. I assume your phone is unlocked.

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