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Where can I buy a phone in the US?

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There is no information on the website about finding a phone for a person living in the US. The US is not even in the drop down list and I went to Best Buy and a few other places asking when it might be available and they said they hadn't heard anything. If I can't buy it in the US can I import one and put it on a US plan?

There is no information on the website about finding a phone for a person living in the US. The US is not even in the drop down list and I went to Best Buy and a few other places asking when it might be available and they said they hadn't heard anything. If I can't buy it in the US can I import one and put it on a US plan?

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Make sure the carrier supports sim cards and allows smartphones on the network (not a CDMA phone/sim only carrier - that won't work)

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Ilphrin 1 solutions 16 answers

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It depends on the phone. You can buy the Open C on ebay.

It depends on the phone. You can buy the Open C on ebay.

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So if I buy it off ebay how do I go about getting it activated on a plan in the US? The phones I looked through the Fx0 looks like the best phone but looks like it is sold in Japan only? Would you even be able to run English on it?

So if I buy it off ebay how do I go about getting it activated on a plan in the US? The phones I looked through the Fx0 looks like the best phone but looks like it is sold in Japan only? Would you even be able to run English on it?
Ilphrin 1 solutions 16 answers

For now the Fx0 is only available in Japan because it doesn't recognize calling frequencies in other countries. I don't know if someone found a workaround for it. So I don't think there is a way to have it in the US

For now the Fx0 is only available in Japan because it doesn't recognize calling frequencies in other countries. I don't know if someone found a workaround for it. So I don't think there is a way to have it in the US

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Ok thanks. If I buy the one you mentioned off ebay how do I activate it with a provider in the US? Take it to one of the provider stores or would there be a better way? I just feel they might turn me away.

Ok thanks. If I buy the one you mentioned off ebay how do I activate it with a provider in the US? Take it to one of the provider stores or would there be a better way? I just feel they might turn me away.
Ilphrin 1 solutions 16 answers

Mine was able to be used with any provider (Eu Open C, used in France). I suppose it is the same in US. You may want to visit https://firefoxosdevices.org/en/#type:smartphones|coming-devices:no to find all smartphone available

Mine was able to be used with any provider (Eu Open C, used in France). I suppose it is the same in US. You may want to visit https://firefoxosdevices.org/en/#type:smartphones|coming-devices:no to find all smartphone available
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Make sure the carrier supports sim cards and allows smartphones on the network (not a CDMA phone/sim only carrier - that won't work)

Make sure the carrier supports sim cards and allows smartphones on the network (not a CDMA phone/sim only carrier - that won't work)