UK Nokia mobile phone in Japan - Can I use?


My client has a Nokia 6730 in the UK and is going to Japan tomorrow. How can I know if his phone will work in Japan?

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Siva Prasanna KumarConnect With a Mentor Principal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
if he has classic 6730

its a quad band must work fine.

Quad bands are intended to work across the globe.
d20032003Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It should work.
Chances are it wont work in Japan. Japan isnt on  GSM network.
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aman0711Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Can I use my phone in Japan?  

Depends on the technology.

GSM phones: No. GSM is not deployed in Japan. If you just would like to use your GSM SIM card (i.e. make/receive calls  with your usual number) in Japan, buy or rent a W-CDMA (UMTS) phone, put your SIM card in it and it can  roam in Japan. See below about W-CDMA roaming.

cdmaOne/CDMA2000 phones: Some CDMA phones can roam in Japan. Ask your operator.

W-CDMA (UMTS) phones: Yes. They can roam in Japan. Your operator must be an inbound roaming partner of DoCoMo or SoftBank  Mobile. Be careful that DoCoMo's reception may be very poor  because most of FOMA network is still based on an older version of  W-CDMA technology and foreign W-CDMA phones may be incompatible with it. Some foreign W-CDMA phones (such as Motorola A835) are known to be  compatible with FOMA network.

PHS (PCT) phones: Taiwan FITEL PHS phones can  roam in Japan. Ask FITEL.
afflik1923Author Commented:
Vodafone have said as it is a 3G phone it will work so I'm hoping it will be OK.
They mentioned Vodafone somewhere in the article as well. So I hope it works out for you
afflik1923Author Commented:
Thanks for input
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