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Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

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To whom it concern,

 

  Hi, my name is cristóbal and I'm going to travel to australia this month(November 25th), and I want to know if the smarthphone that I have, I can use it there in australia (this is a Smarthphone Samsung Galaxy A3), I know that depend of the characteristics of the cellphone (If it use the band of frecuency of the place where I want to use it) .

 

  This inquire is because I want to know If I can use my actual phone to contract a plan there (in this company) or I must buy a new phone that works in the bands of frecuency of australia.

 

best regards.

 

Cristóbal Bahamonde Padilla.

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Re: Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

You should be good with it on 3G as it seems all models support the same 3G bands and that includes both Telstra use, however it would depend on the exact model number how it would go on 4G
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Re: Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

Hi @Cris90

 

Below are the current 3G and 4G frequencies used on the Mobile Networks within Australia.

 

3G bands

 

850MHz (B5) – Telstra, Vodafone
900MHz (B8) – Optus, Vodafone – 
2100MHz (B1) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

 

4G/LTE bands

 

Australia is currently using these LTE bands
2100Mhz (B1) – Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus (Tasmania), Vodafone
1800Mhz (B3) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
850Mhz (B5) – Vodafone 
2600Mhz (B7) – Telstra, Optus
900Mhz (B8) – Telstra (a handful of sites, utilises spectrum previously used by 2G)
700Mhz (B28) – Telstra, Optus 
2300Mhz (B40) – Optus (Vivid wireless spectrum)

 

Bands used within the US can differ from the above. If your Samsung Galaxy A3 supports one/all of the above bands then you shouldn't have any trouble.

 

Hope this helped.

 

Thanks.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

You should be good with it on 3G as it seems all models support the same 3G bands and that includes both Telstra use, however it would depend on the exact model number how it would go on 4G
Helpful Links

Internet not working or outage in your area? - Check the Outage page for details and troubleshooting.
Help with an account issue? - LiveChat 24x7 support
View Usage, Bills and more - Check it out on MyAccount

Previously worked with a Telstra Partner however I am not a Telstra Employee, just a fellow customer helping when I can.

Support Team
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Re: Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

Hi @Cris90

 

Below are the current 3G and 4G frequencies used on the Mobile Networks within Australia.

 

3G bands

 

850MHz (B5) – Telstra, Vodafone
900MHz (B8) – Optus, Vodafone – 
2100MHz (B1) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

 

4G/LTE bands

 

Australia is currently using these LTE bands
2100Mhz (B1) – Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus (Tasmania), Vodafone
1800Mhz (B3) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
850Mhz (B5) – Vodafone 
2600Mhz (B7) – Telstra, Optus
900Mhz (B8) – Telstra (a handful of sites, utilises spectrum previously used by 2G)
700Mhz (B28) – Telstra, Optus 
2300Mhz (B40) – Optus (Vivid wireless spectrum)

 

Bands used within the US can differ from the above. If your Samsung Galaxy A3 supports one/all of the above bands then you shouldn't have any trouble.

 

Hope this helped.

 

Thanks.

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Cris90
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Re: Can I use my Samsung Galaxy A3 in Australia?

Thanks a lot! this is very useful!

Best regard!

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