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« Reply #15 on: 09:39 07-Aug-2017 »

I didnt know you could do itunes on a windows unit.


Works fine.

Apple download for Windows PC


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« Reply #16 on: 11:35 07-Aug-2017 »
3G or Edge is the phone network data standard (speed) ... in europe the standard is 4G (LTE). http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3

So the 4g and 3g will only work in specific countries and Ukraine requires 3G?

It depends on the service Dan. 

In Kyiv and some other large metropolitan cities, 4G is possible in some parts, due to upgraded infrastructure.  My Galaxy is capable of 4G, but 3G is the best speed I've seen in my city.

Here in Maine (out in the sticks) my Droid only gets 3G, but in town 4G.

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« Reply #17 on: 22:58 09-Aug-2017 »
Where do you wish to use the phone? In the US and Ukraine? You need to check the bands because in the US several frequencies are available and a phone with US specs might not work in Ukraine .... better buy the international version of such a phone. I wouldnt buy the phone you have found. I would spend a little more and go for the HTC one M9.

My US bought iPhone (3GS) that I brought over worked fine after I had it unlocked here. It was previously under Apple's bullpoop AT&T hardwired contract until they issued special codes to break it. There is NEVER an issue with frequency on an Apple phone, because all 1billion+ iPhones are designed that way. (pats himself on the back...thanks to MY Specs I wrote for Apple). I have had visitors from the USA here who pulled out their sims, and inserted a Ukrainian (KyivStar) and phones worked great. I now have a iPhone 6sPlus 128g that works flawlessly here. Most Mormons and 90 day Christian wonders do the same...but then they all have/had iPhones ... so...

So to be clear, all iphones with a sim card will work there? If I bought an unlocked one it should be ready to go? I bought an Ipad this way and I simply put a sim card in. Worked great.
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« Reply #18 on: 00:21 10-Aug-2017 »
Where do you wish to use the phone? In the US and Ukraine? You need to check the bands because in the US several frequencies are available and a phone with US specs might not work in Ukraine .... better buy the international version of such a phone. I wouldnt buy the phone you have found. I would spend a little more and go for the HTC one M9.

My US bought iPhone (3GS) that I brought over worked fine after I had it unlocked here. It was previously under Apple's bullpoop AT&T hardwired contract until they issued special codes to break it. There is NEVER an issue with frequency on an Apple phone, because all 1billion+ iPhones are designed that way. (pats himself on the back...thanks to MY Specs I wrote for Apple). I have had visitors from the USA here who pulled out their sims, and inserted a Ukrainian (KyivStar) and phones worked great. I now have a iPhone 6sPlus 128g that works flawlessly here. Most Mormons and 90 day Christian wonders do the same...but then they all have/had iPhones ... so...

So to be clear, all iphones with a sim card will work there? If I bought an unlocked one it should be ready to go? I bought an Ipad this way and I simply put a sim card in. Worked great.

Yep

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« Reply #19 on: 06:43 10-Aug-2017 »
Where do you wish to use the phone? In the US and Ukraine? You need to check the bands because in the US several frequencies are available and a phone with US specs might not work in Ukraine .... better buy the international version of such a phone. I wouldnt buy the phone you have found. I would spend a little more and go for the HTC one M9.

My US bought iPhone (3GS) that I brought over worked fine after I had it unlocked here. It was previously under Apple's bullpoop AT&T hardwired contract until they issued special codes to break it. There is NEVER an issue with frequency on an Apple phone, because all 1billion+ iPhones are designed that way. (pats himself on the back...thanks to MY Specs I wrote for Apple). I have had visitors from the USA here who pulled out their sims, and inserted a Ukrainian (KyivStar) and phones worked great. I now have a iPhone 6sPlus 128g that works flawlessly here. Most Mormons and 90 day Christian wonders do the same...but then they all have/had iPhones ... so...

So to be clear, all iphones with a sim card will work there? If I bought an unlocked one it should be ready to go? I bought an Ipad this way and I simply put a sim card in. Worked great.

Yes...but to be very very clear...your AT&T and whatever is in the USA will not be a smart thing to use, if it will work at all, international charges will rape you.

Just buy Life or Kyivstar for less than 100r you have a new phone number. You can buy recharge minutes cheap anywhere or link it into your bank account, and have them recharge it. For 300r I get about 2.3 months of useage on Life before I recharge it. Unlimited SMS free calls to same carrier and I never have run out of net access bytes. The only iPhone feature I don't have is voice mail, but there are sooooo many ways to get around that with Messenger or Viber it is not even an issue. Install a free VPN like SurfEasy VPN and you are set for even using VK.




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Re: Phone advice needed.
« Reply #20 on: 08:26 10-Aug-2017 »
3G or Edge is the phone network data standard (speed) ... in europe the standard is 4G (LTE). http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3

So the 4g and 3g will only work in specific countries and Ukraine requires 3G?

All 4G phones are backwards compatible to 3G

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« Reply #21 on: 08:36 10-Aug-2017 »
You can search iPhones on ebay and find a used unlocked phone.  If it is used it can be nice if it specifies clean or clear MEI which means it was not on contract.  I have bought several that way, over the years.  With the iPhone 8 coming out within two months, the price of all earlier models decline.   I would say it is a good time to buy a used iphone 6s or 6s+
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For example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPhone-6S-Plus-16GB-Space-Grey-Unlocked-CPO-Device-Original-Box-Accesories-/232438889553?hash=item361e6ffc51:g:XjIAAOSwM2RZiFbt

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« Reply #22 on: 02:39 12-Aug-2017 »
Where do you wish to use the phone? In the US and Ukraine? You need to check the bands because in the US several frequencies are available and a phone with US specs might not work in Ukraine .... better buy the international version of such a phone. I wouldnt buy the phone you have found. I would spend a little more and go for the HTC one M9.

My US bought iPhone (3GS) that I brought over worked fine after I had it unlocked here. It was previously under Apple's bullpoop AT&T hardwired contract until they issued special codes to break it. There is NEVER an issue with frequency on an Apple phone, because all 1billion+ iPhones are designed that way. (pats himself on the back...thanks to MY Specs I wrote for Apple). I have had visitors from the USA here who pulled out their sims, and inserted a Ukrainian (KyivStar) and phones worked great. I now have a iPhone 6sPlus 128g that works flawlessly here. Most Mormons and 90 day Christian wonders do the same...but then they all have/had iPhones ... so...

So to be clear, all iphones with a sim card will work there? If I bought an unlocked one it should be ready to go? I bought an Ipad this way and I simply put a sim card in. Worked great.

Yes...but to be very very clear...your AT&T and whatever is in the USA will not be a smart thing to use, if it will work at all, international charges will rape you.

Just buy Life or Kyivstar for less than 100r you have a new phone number. You can buy recharge minutes cheap anywhere or link it into your bank account, and have them recharge it. For 300r I get about 2.3 months of useage on Life before I recharge it. Unlimited SMS free calls to same carrier and I never have run out of net access bytes. The only iPhone feature I don't have is voice mail, but there are sooooo many ways to get around that with Messenger or Viber it is not even an issue. Install a free VPN like SurfEasy VPN and you are set for even using VK.

Thanks for that note.
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« Reply #23 on: 02:42 12-Aug-2017 »
You can search iPhones on ebay and find a used unlocked phone.  If it is used it can be nice if it specifies clean or clear MEI which means it was not on contract.  I have bought several that way, over the years.  With the iPhone 8 coming out within two months, the price of all earlier models decline.   I would say it is a good time to buy a used iphone 6s or 6s+
I have no involvement in this transaction:
For example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPhone-6S-Plus-16GB-Space-Grey-Unlocked-CPO-Device-Original-Box-Accesories-/232438889553?hash=item361e6ffc51:g:XjIAAOSwM2RZiFbt

Thanks for that example. IS there an Ebay that Ukraine use? I know a number of countries have their own version
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« Reply #24 on: 05:24 12-Aug-2017 »
Not a local Ebay but OLX.ua and ria.com are major sites of goodies for sale. No auctions like Ebay though.  moyo.ua has pretty good internet prices for electronics as well as rozetka.com.ua.
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Re: Phone advice needed.
« Reply #25 on: 09:36 13-Aug-2017 »
I bought a 2 sim nokia yesterday for 20 bucks at ashan

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« Reply #26 on: 13:48 13-Aug-2017 »
I bought a 2 sim nokia yesterday for 20 bucks at ashan

HB wsn't joking either. It is true! A basic 2 SIM, no frills from a great name:

Auchan - Dual SIM Nokia for $22