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EVO works overseas-Asia

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iijyanaika, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. iijyanaika

    iijyanaika Member
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    I'm in seoul, south korea right now, and my phone is getting data roaming. i was bummed when buying the phone knowing it wasn't going to have a sim slot, but apparently in south korea it's working. i received a few texts, and a couple calls already(i will be calling sprint to not charge me, since before i left i made the support guy clarify that my phone wouldn't work besides the wifi)

    i'll be going to japan in a couple weeks, so i'll see if it works there as well.

    for those interested i've been getting the roaming signal from namyangju-dongdaemoon-goori-incheon, and i'll soon be going down to ulsan and pusan.
     

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  2. THEFORCE

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    some asian countries have cdma technology so wherever cdma networks are set up u should have service
     
  3. Nvius

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    Interested if you get signal in Japan. I'll be going there in August. Subscribed!
     
  4. iijyanaika

    iijyanaika Member
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    i'll for sure be going to tokyo, i'll be around narita to odaiba. possibilities are kyoto and hokkaido. so i'll update about japan when i get there in a couple weeks
     
  5. muncher

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    hope you don't see a $5 trillion dollar international roaming charge on your bill next month
     
  6. sitlet

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    I'd like to see you get out of this bill. You say the tech told you the phone would not work. He/She NEVER said you wouldnt get charged. It's in your contract that you have to pay for any international roaming. So good luck with that.
     
  7. herzzreh

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    I'd be surprised if a GSM phone worked in Korea. :)
    Good chunks of Asia (as well as Latin America) has CDMA. As a matter of fact, Korea is CDMA-only.

    If you're hell-bent on using your Sprint service overseas, just call them and buy their SIM card for 15 bucks and use a GSM phone. Me personally? I go for local pre-paid. I refuse to pay outrageous rates that all U.S. operators charge for foreign roaming.
     
  8. herzzreh

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    Most larger places have CDMA service. As a matter of fact, only 3G (not sure about their "4G" deployment) is available in Japan.
     
  9. kayst

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    On the calls you received, did the caller just dial your regular number and Sprint found you in South Korea? That's pretty cool. Bet they charged you a lot though.
     
  10. herzzreh

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    Looks like he doesn't have the $5 international calling plan, so, if I remember correctly... Korea is $2.25/min for incoming and outgoing and $0.016/KB for data. Oh, and no EV-DO...

    This may not seem a lot, but last time I used my US operator overseas, I paid nearly $700, two thirds of it being data. I didn't have a chance to get a local SIM card and things necessitated phone use... :(
     
  11. ryohei47

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    yes, which was a bummer for me. i brought my old blackberry pearl to japan, no phone usage for me
     
  12. herzzreh

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    Ah, noob gaijin fail. :)

    Don't feel too bad, I did the same the first time around. Actually, the only phone that I own that works over there is my old and trusty Treo 750. Awesome hardware (for its time obviously), but sucky OS.
     
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