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Can Someone Clever explain my baseband question?

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Hi,

I have a UK huawei G300 which has the following basebands (apprently!) taken from huawei uk website

GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz

UMTS 1: 900/2100MHz

UMTS 2: 850/1900/2100MHz

The australian G300 has the following basebands

HSPA 850/1200, GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Now, I will be getting sim card which operates on Teltras 3g (850 band) for my holiday.

Will this work on my handset, or do I need to buy a new handset?

How do I find out what 'baseband' my handset has (is that even the right terminology?!?!?!) and if it'll work?

Ta!

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shouldn't be a problem. As far as I'm aware, they are the frequencies the phone operates on.

Any issue would be with 3g data speeds I reckon.

depending on where you travel, you could be without any signal at all if travelling in the outback or outside major metropolitan areas.

Many GSM phones support three bands

(900/1,800/1,900 MHz or

850/1,800/1,900 MHz) or four bands

(850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz), and are

usually referred to as tri-band and

quad-band phones, or world phones ;

with such a phone one can travel

internationally and use the same

handset.

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travelling Sydney to cairns, will be OK for signal. If you head overland towards uluru or on over to Perth, you won't have any signal for days at a time.

I was there 2007-2009 working holiday.

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