Droid in Europe / Milestone in US

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    Hi guys,

    I'm from Europe, but I go to college in the US. I spend at least 7 months a year in the US, and at least half the remaining time in Europe. I would like to be able to use my Droid in both continents.


    1. As far as I understand, the US Droid is dual band, meaning I can't use it in Europe. Is this correct?
    2. If it does support EU frequencies, is it possible for me to take out my US SIM/subscription card and put in my European one while in EU, or would I need an unlocked Droid for that?

    And vice versa,


    1. I understand the Milestone is quad band, so it supports US frequencies (correct?). But would I be able to use a US SIM/subscription while in the US?
    2. I also saw the Milestone is due for release in Canada in 2010. Would I be able to use this one in the US and in Europe?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The Droid is CDMA, so it would not work in Europe. Period.
     
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    You want a tri-band android device, and the Droid/Milestone don't fit that bill.

    GENERAL MOBILE

    Is tri-band and supports dual-sim cards, so no swapping them out.
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the insights. Would the Canadian Milestone change anything about the above?
     
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    IIRC they Canadian and European Models are the same...but not 100% sure on that.

    **Correction...See post below**
     
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    Ya afraid that's correct.

    Seems the only option at this time is the Milestone.
    It will work here, just be limited to 2G, which is a big bummer.
     
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    I see. Thanks again!
     
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    so the CDMA version of this phone is considered the "droid" while the other version based off SIM cards is called the milestone?
     
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    Yes, that would be the case.
     
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