View Full Version : Got a Nokia 6800a how do I get it to work in the UK ??

02-09-2003, 09:46 PM
Hi guys,

I have just got a Nokia 6800a plugged to AT+T from US, allows startup with a Voda sim inside but wont pick up the network, whats the easiest way of me getting it to work here in the UK ????

I have just got me a USB cable and some software Cds maybe that will help me ???

Nokia 6800a
V 4.17 Software
IMEI : 010175000889608

I am desparate for some expert advice



02-09-2003, 10:59 PM
i don't know why, but nokia decided to make two version of the 6800 phone:

-U.S version - works with gsm 850/1900 frequency.
-European version - works with gsm 900/1800 frequency.

the reason for the phone not connecting to a network is not that it is locked, but it doesn't support the frequency in u.k.

the only thing you can do now is to replace the phone with a local 6800 that supports the local frequency (GSM 900/1800).

18-11-2003, 07:24 AM
I got the same problem, don't know what to do

02-12-2003, 09:14 PM
I got the same problem, but the question is how can we change the frequency if you can help it will be nice of you.

03-12-2003, 11:09 AM
Hello :)

I replied to two threads just like this one.... does someone copy here?

The 6800 (american!) is dual band, 850 and 1900 MHz GSM
The 6800 (non-american!) is dual band, 900 and 1800 MHz GSM

That is a hardware issue, to change it, you need to replace the phone's PCB and thus.. the phone itself :)

Under no circumstances you can use it in the UK. Sell it on E-Bay and buy a non-american vcersion there, too... or swap with someone in the U.S.A. who happens to have a non-american version which is same useless for him/her........

Kind regards....

09-01-2004, 05:54 PM
sir hes looking for a solution that maybe modified parts could convert it to a 900/1800 mhz,maybe if someone here could give much brighter idae upon converting it & not the pcv to be change 8-)