mobile phones - Aussie phone in Japan?

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  1. tourist

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    My Telstra (Australia) Smart phone (android) handles WDCMA, 2G and 3G. I only have a prepaid plan and would only use the phone for texting back home - $0.65Aust per text according to Telstra site.

    Does anybody know from experience if I'd be able to use/have problems using my phone in Japan ( major cities only).?

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    If there's no service from that provider/plan in Japan, and the phone isn't unlocked, it's not going to work in Japan.
     
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    thanks Chris - missed that page - still not sure re my handset - ita a ZTE 22 marketed by Telstra as an "Urbane".

    Will have to (try) to get an answer from them
     
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    Found that phone will work in Japan - once it is unlocked from Telstra - probably cheaper to get a low-cost unlocked phone. Found info on TravelSim site www.travelsim.net.au where they list handsets known to work in listed countries.
     

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