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International Phone to use overseas (Australia)

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by twospirits, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Lately I've been on a kick of traveling overseas. Now, I'll be traveling to Australia in November and I know that my EVO 4G is not a world phone so it won't work out there. (Although, I used it in Paris with wifi only).
    I still have an additional phone on one of my accounts (HTC Hero) that I can upgrade so I was thinking about getting a Sprint World phone.
    The only one that I like from their selection is the HTC Touch Pro 2. I would have preferred an android phone but sprint doesn't have one. :mad:

    Anyway, So my only two options (that I can see) are
    1-Upgrade the Hero to the Touch Pro 2 and use that for my international travels.
    or
    2-Get another phone from another carrier :eek: like Verizon or T-Mobile that is android (similar to the EVO) which works down under. use it only for the time I'm down there and return it before 30 days for a refund.
    (Although this option makes me feel like I'm doing something illegal and dirty).

    So what would my options be? (and are there any other options I am overlooking).

    post away...

    TS out
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    That's what makes it so much fun!

    I'd go with option 2 just because...
     
  3. Kelmar

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    I'd just get a cheap unlocked phone and purchase a prepaid SIM card. Will you need your same number while there?
     
  4. twospirits

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    Not really need the same number, but just would like to keep track of my emails and tweets. I won't be able to teether the phone like I do with the EVO, (unless i get the Touch Pro 2) so I guess maybe just get a cheap phone like you said. The thing is once you get a phone like the EVO/Incredible/Droid is really is hard going back to a cheap phone. :eek:

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