Issues To Consider Before Buying A Phone Overseas

One common response to the news that the Nexus One won't be available in Australia is to suggest importing it (via eBay, travelling or handy overseas pals). While the Nexus One itself doesn't have too many obvious roadblocks, there's a lot to consider before buying a phone from outside Australia.

Over at Gizmodo, Nick's done a comprehensive roundup of issues to think about which is well worth a read. It covers the obvious issues (network lock-in, frequencies covered and warranties) as well as some you may not have thought about (minimal English-language manuals and what Customs will have to say about it). Check it out, and share your own phone import experiences in the comments.

What You Need To Know Before You Buy A Phone Overseas [Gizmodo]


Comments

    They have very good tips. If you do for what ever reason do (or need to buy a phone) overseas, DO NOT BUY A NOKIA.

    To get it repaired, the charge you $1 dollar less to get it fixed then what it does to buy the a brand new phone of the same model. They say they don't have the parts to fix the phone under warrentee (or the authorisation to fix it), however, they are quite happy to fix it for you if you pay $468 which was their quote.

    If you want to read more about my ordeal, read it at my blog. http://www.jackcola.org/blog/47-global-companies-oh-how-i-hate-them-i-am-looking-at-you-nokia-and-dell.

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