Will I be able to use a HTC Desire HD bought in Europe in the USA?

Ruster March 24, 2011

I’m from Europe and I want to order an unlocked HTC Desire HD. Next year I might be going to US. Will I be able to use the unlocked HTC Desire HD there? With what carrier – Sprint or Verizon? I need an answer as detailed as possible.

  1. Amina
    March 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    HCT Desire HD supports the following frequencies:

    2G Networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and
    3G Networks HSDPA 900/2100

    It should work with AT&T provider, but on 2G only, not 3G, because it's bands are 850 and/or 1900 MHz.
    But again, it is best to contact the provider and ask them about it.

    • Tina
      March 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for the great answer, Amina!

  2. Mike
    March 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    From what I know both, Sprint and Verizon are using CDMA2000 which is not supported by the European Desire HD.

    I read somewhere that AT&T is supporting GSM and HSPA so this might be an option.

    Supported networks for HTC Desire HD (Europe):
    HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

    Your best chance is to directly contact the carriers and ask them about compatibility. Supporting the listed networks is no guarantee that it will work.

    • M.S. Smith
      March 25, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Yep, AT&T is the only possible option, and you'll have to talk to them directly about it. Carriers are very finicky about this sort of thing. They like to make sure you're in a contract with their next on their device.