Will your phone work abroad? This web­site can tell you

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DIF­FER­ENT coun­try, dif­fer­ent mo­bile phone tech­nol­ogy. Phone networks vary across the world, and a phone that works in one coun­try might not work in another. Some­times networks in a for­eign coun­try don’t sup­port cer­tain fre­quen­cies, or worse still, they use an en­tirely dif­fer­ent trans­mis­sion sys­tem.

But you’re in luck. The site www.willmy­phonework.net can help you find out if your mo­bile de­vice will work at your travel des­ti­na­tion. Sim­ply in­put your de­vice’s man­u­fac­turer, brand and model, as well as the mo­bile net­work car­rier in the des­ti­na­tion coun­try.

The data­base in­cludes a wide range of phone mod­els, in­clud­ing sub­mod­els. Once you’ve filled out the nec­es­sary de­tails, the site will pro­vide you with an over­view of which networks a coun­try sup­ports.

The web­site can also serve a dif­fer­ent pur­pose. If you’ve come across an un­com­mon phone model from a dif­fer­ent coun­try or want to pur­chase a cheap used phone over the In­ter­net, you can first con­firm on the site whether the sup­posed bar­gain will be worth your while and func­tion lo­cally. — dpa

As cer­tain phones may not work in cer­tain des­ti­na­tions, it’s best to check be­fore your leave for your trip. — Reuters

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