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How can I configure an unlocked HTC Desire for 3g connectivity in Peru?

I have managed to add an APN so that I have EDGE but I would like to use Claro's 3.5g.

I also have an iPhone with the same kind of dataplan that has 3g pre-configured so I am hoping that it is possible.

I realize that this is a very specific question but I can´t get any worse help than at the Claro office...

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Were you able to connect the HTC Desire to Claro's internet? – user2882 Feb 12 '11 at 23:08
@aescobal I have internet, but only EDGE as the model of HTC Desire I have, does not seem to support the band used by Claro, see the approved answer. – jeroen Feb 14 '11 at 13:59
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In order to connect to a given 3G/3.5G network, your phone must support the correct band.

Based on the sparse information I was able to gather, it seems that Claro is using bands II and V (1900 and 850)

It seems that there are at least three different models of the HTC Desire, of which the HTC Triumph / Desire US A8182 and HTC Desire Telstra A8183 support bands II and V. The third model, HTC Desire A8181 supports bands I and VIII instead.

If your phone has the correct APN, supports the correct bands, and 3G is not disabled it should just work.

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Thanks a lot, although it seems a bit more complicated than I was hoping for. I have an A8181 so I guess it's not going to work in Peru, I didn't realize 3G and normal GMS communication use different bands :-( – jeroen Oct 29 '10 at 13:12

It seems that you need to configure the APN.

Go to the Settings of your phone -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point Names.

Maybe you have none APN configured, so go to the menu to add one.

The list of APNs by country is here :

In particular for Peru you have :

Claro Peru (America Movil)

  • APN:

    Username: claro

    Password: claro


    Port: 80

I hope that this information is useful. Regards!

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Thanks, but as you can see, I already have the APN configured, I was wondering about 3G access instead of EDGE (which isn´t possible with my HTC Desire). – jeroen Feb 14 '11 at 14:00

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