Will your phone work abroad? This website can tell you
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