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    Thai cellphone - do they work back in the States?

    Has anybody used a cellphone they bought in Thailand back in the states? I'm decided I'm going to get a tracphone, but then I remembered I still have the phone from Thailand. It's an iMobile. Does anybody know how I could use this in the US?

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    Yes, they work just fine but, you'll have to buy a sim card from and independent operator/cell provider when you get to where you're going in the states.
    We went to Portland, Or. and had zero problem getting hooked up. Cheers
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    They don't work in Korea. It won't even let the sim card activate, so I can get to the phone numbers in the memory, and I didn't think to write them down anywhere...Doh!
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    Damn. I'm at my parents' place now (in a different state). I left my cellphone from Thailand at my place. I need some kind of communication so I'm going to go get a tracphone today. I wish I had my phone from Thailand with me to see if I could get it working.

    Well, Korea is my next destination. I wonder if I'll have the same problems you're having with your phone in Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchampea View Post
    I wonder if I'll have the same problems you're having with your phone in Korea.
    i'd be more worried about you having the same problems as you had in thailand... I am not saying it was all your fault, but if I was your parents I would never again allow you out of my sight, let alone to a heathen country in SE Asia

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    ^^ If you're coming to Korea expect to buy a new one and start all over.. And you can't get service without an ID card or a Korean to sign you up. I got a 'black market' one from a guy who gets things for foreigners. I have to go by his office and give him 10,000 won every month. It's about impossible to find a job without one and you can't legally get one without a job because you don't get the ID card untill you get your work visa. Good Luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you_me_no_savy_talk_talk View Post
    i'd be more worried about you having the same problems as you had in thailand... I am not saying it was all your fault, but if I was your parents I would never again allow you out of my sight, let alone to a heathen country in SE Asia
    Why do we search for who's fault it was? This very narrow way of thinking. What comes of any situation is a result of a multitude of factors. Nobody is at fault. I realize many people will not agree with this because it's just so easy and satisfying to blame somebody.

    Anyway, let's try to keep this thread on topic. I already got a job lined up. I'll have my work visa before coming to Korea. I'm not sure about the ID card. Where do you get the ID card?

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    i think you misread my post... let me post it again for you...

    Quote Originally Posted by you_me_no_savy_talk_talk View Post
    I am not saying it was all your fault,
    I'm just saying that personally, after having such a bad experience after so short a time, I would really reconsider whether you are suited to this part of the world. No offence meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you_me_no_savy_talk_talk View Post
    I'm just saying that personally, after having such a bad experience after so short a time, I would really reconsider whether you are suited to this part of the world. No offence meant.
    Ok, understood.

    I'll be fine. I do learn from my mistakes. I'm being very careful this time.

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