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Samsung Epic 4G unlock/international use???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ishtar8, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. ishtar8

    ishtar8 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2012

    I'm getting confused googling around trying to find out how to use my Sprint Samsung Epic 4G while traveling in Thailand (or another solution).

    I can't tell if you can unlock these phones and, if you can, if it even matters overseas where they mostly use GSM

    Here is what I want to be able to do:

    Be able to receive calls to my primary U.S number while in Thailand
    Be able to use data services on my phone while abroad for google searches, etc.
    Not simply buy a sprint international plan for a million dollars a minute

    How do I best accomplish this?

    Help (in laymans terms ) is GREATLY appreciated!


  2. jasonacg

    jasonacg Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Tampa Bay, FL
    The Epic is a CDMA-only device, and Thailand only runs GSM. Simply put, your phone will not work on cellular networks in Thailand.

    But since the phone will work on Wi-Fi, bring it anyway. You won't be able to use your own phone number, but with the help of services like Skype, you might have some way to make voice calls to the USA or elsewhere. If all else fails, at least you'll have access to the web, Facebook, E-Mail, etc.
  3. freemeliberty

    freemeliberty New Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    With your current phone you cannot dial internationally but just a bit of info for you... If you were to buy the international version (european version) then I believe those DO come with a changable sim card that you can swap out while overseas. You may not have your same number but you will have a phone you can use for cheap. Also, I am pretty sure you will still be restricted to wifi for internet. I am not familiar with data plans overseas.

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