Cell phones forum: Using an unlocked 3G phone in Korea and Japan

by: Sunsetlover November 6, 2007 9:09 AM PST

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Using an unlocked 3G phone in Korea and Japan

by Sunsetlover - 11/6/07 9:09 AM

Hello,
I'm considering buying an unlocked GSM phone here in NY, because I travel overseas a lot. Therefore I need a quad-band GSM phone (probably sign up with AT&T for my US usage), but because I will travel to Korea and Japan also, I need a 3G or 3.5G phone that I can just use a local SIM card with. Is it safe to assume that any GSM phone with UMTS or HSDPA will work in Korea and Japan?

My interest in 3G is not because of the data speeds, it's only because I need to use a darn phone in Korea/Japan.

I am currently looking at the LG CU515, Samsung A707/Sync, and Nokia N75. Anyone had any experience with these in Korea or Japan?

Also, related to these questions, what happens when someone calls your US number when you are overseas with a local SIM card?

Thank you.

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