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Motorola & Other Cellphone Retail Store In Switzerland

hello, i have a friend who is visiting switzerland this month.
i want to buy the new motorola gleam cellphone, but it's not released in my country, and i've read that it's available there.. (Question 1) is this true ?

so here's the problem, if i buy it from ebay/online, the tax for foreign goods is ridiculously high, so i ask my friend if he could buy it for me while he's there, because then there will be no tax charge for the phone.

so to make it easier for him i'm searching for places where he could find it. (Question 2) where can i find official retail stores that sells motorola gleam ?

and lastly, since he will bring the phone back to my country, so i need it to be unlocked. (Question 3) do you have to request to unlock when you buy a phone or is it already unlocked/sim-free ?


Thank you so much, if you can only answer 1 or 2 question, i will still highly appreciate your help.

Looking forward to visit switzerland myself
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Old 07.08.2011, 21:28
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Re: Motorola & Other Cellphone Retail Store In Switzerland

It can be bought (unlocked) for about 90 CHF here in Switzerland:
http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?se...+gleam&sRes=OK
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hello, i have a friend who is visiting switzerland this month.
i want to buy the new motorola gleam cellphone

Motorola has withdrawn their operations from Switzerland several years go. Any Motorola phones you see on the internet are imported and offer limited warranty options. Motorola phones aren't typically sold in Swiss brick-and-mortar stores.
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Re: Motorola & Other Cellphone Retail Store In Switzerland

Although mainly internet, Digitec also have a couple of stores and stock Motorola. No problem with warranty although maybe a bit far to ship from Indonesia when it breaks.
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Old 08.08.2011, 18:31
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Although mainly internet, Digitec also have a couple of stores and stock Motorola. No problem with warranty although maybe a bit far to ship from Indonesia when it breaks.
the problem with the warranty is that Digitec has to ship the phone to whatever country they imported it from for repairs, so this will take forever.
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Re: Motorola & Other Cellphone Retail Store In Switzerland

i've got a motorola milesone which had a fault after 6months. i had to bring it to a shop in winterthur that digitec indicated me. it stayed "there" for a week. did it go to indonesia for repair? i dont really care. repair was free
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i've got a motorola milesone which had a fault after 6months. i had to bring it to a shop in winterthur that digitec indicated me. it stayed "there" for a week. did it go to indonesia for repair? i dont really care. repair was free
LOL.

The point was that the OP lives in Indonesia. So it would be significantly more difficult to send a phone to Winterthur from there. However, I'd personally not worry too much about it, the manufacturer warranties should be international even if the phone is imported here by digitec.

That said was the last phone I bought from Motorola one where the sales guy managed to convince me that it is a great advantage to be able to use AAA batteries in it... think it was 1997.
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