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8XT vs Ativ S Neo - International Capability

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Journeyman

8XT vs Ativ S Neo - International Capability

The press release for the Ativ S Neo touted "international roaming" capabilities. Does this mean using an International Data Pack or being able to unlock and use a local SIM card in a foreign country?

How does this compare to the 8XT, which also appears to have a SIM slot? Does it support unlocking and ability to use a foreign SIM when travelling?

Thanks!

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Wizard

bdawg21,

Only the Ativ S Neo would be supported.  Sprint's international department is only able to unlock world capable devices.

Thanks

*Darryl

Sprint Social Care

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Journeyman

Well since the Ativ S Neo is just a fantasy would have to say the 8xt is better option by default

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Journeyman

The ATIV S Neo has international compatible radios, so it's more likely to be able to use foreign networks if needed. The 8XT does not have the same internationally rated radios.

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Wizard

Thanks for reaching out to us regarding international usage on the Windows phones.  I don't believe the 8XT is international capable.  Regarding the Atis S Neo, the device would need to have International Pack added on for international roaming.  In order for the device to be unlocked, the phone needs to be active on a Sprint account for at least 90 days while account being in good standing.  ASL account are not eligible.

*Darryl

Sprint Social Care

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Journeyman

This Is why I did not get the HTC 8XT. The Samsung Neo is an High end and way way better smartphone. HTC 8XT is just a midrange smartphone but it also a good phone to use.

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Journeyman

Thanks for the responses.

JustDarryl - The current International Data Pack rates appear steep for my needs, so I'm more interested in using a foreign SIM when travelling. Just to confirm: If unlocked, are both the 8XT and Ativ S Neo capable of supporting that?

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Wizard

bdawg21,

Only the Ativ S Neo would be supported.  Sprint's international department is only able to unlock world capable devices.

Thanks

*Darryl

Sprint Social Care

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