can i import a phone from usa? how much will it cost and what to buy?

hi i am a cdma user in india of tata indicom,as india dont have many cdma phones so thought of importing one
no my questions are
1. cdma frequency in india is 800,sprint and virgin provide same frequency and is it cdma?
2 my relative live there so thinking of first buying from amazon.com to there address and they they will ship to me
will it increase custom duties?and penalties? if yes then marking package as gift is good?
3 i also need to unlock it... can it be done in india?
4 do they both phone (link below) have sim slot?
i dont wanna end up with a bricked phone in india so pls help as fast as possible
2 phones(both cdma)i want to buy are
1 Amazon.com: HTC Desire 510 (A11) Blue - No Contract Phone (Sprint Prepaid): Cell Phones & Accessories
2 http://www.amazon.com/HTC-Desire-81...ss&ie=UTF8&qid=1417248218&sr=1-1&keywords=816
pls reply as fast as possible
 

Vyom

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I used comgateway to ship products which are not delivered directly to my India address. They provide a virtual US address which you can use to do shopping.
 

$hadow

Geek in making
I used comgateway to ship products which are not delivered directly to my India address. They provide a virtual US address which you can use to do shopping.

Do you pay via PayPal or CC? I was thinking of using it but was unsure regarding it.
 

Vyom

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Do you pay via PayPal or CC? I was thinking of using it but was unsure regarding it.

I use CC. Never used PayPal.

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[MENTION=291770]vibhubhardwaj85970[/MENTION]: You can refer this thread for my experience of buying through comgateway. http://www.digit.in/forum/shopping/176084-need-advice-buying-through-comgateway-first-time.html

Customs are not included in the price that you need to pay to comgateway. It is to be paid to the delivery man who delivers your product. Usually its DHL or FedX.
 
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vibhubhardwaj85970

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I use CC. Never used PayPal.

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[MENTION=291770]vibhubhardwaj85970[/MENTION]: You can refer this thread for my experience of buying through comgateway. http://www.digit.in/forum/shopping/176084-need-advice-buying-through-comgateway-first-time.html



Customs are not included in the price that you need to pay to comgateway. It is to be paid to the delivery man who delivers your product. Usually its DHL or FedX.

how much did u paid and for wat? how much i have to pay for to phones having value of 250$(sum of both) pls tell
 

Vyom

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how much did u paid and for wat? how much i have to pay for to phones having value of 250$(sum of both) pls tell

If you had read my thread, you would have encountered this image which showed how much I paid to comgateway:

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And customs cost me Rs 2752.

Hence to buy a $200 processor it cost me 1894 + 2752 = 4646 INR.

I don't know how much customs it would cost you to buy a $250 phone tho. Since custom rates is really not predictable. Some guys gets zero customs if they make the product marked as "Gift" from the seller. Don't know how that works. You can try to google more on them.
 

$hadow

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Vensanga

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Am also considering to buy Iphone 5s as well, a friend of mine quote the price of $378.88-$389.88 for 16gb (Factory unlock). Will update if I make my deciding on purchasing it.
 
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