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International capability?
Linfone
Newbie

I'm traveling to Taiwan in a few months, and I was wondering if it is possible to buy a SIM card in Taiwan and replace the Thunderbolt's SIM with a prepaid one.

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budone
Legend

In some parts of Taiwan you can use your phone as some areas are CDMA, but changing the SIM will not get you GSM service in the other areas.

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Re: International capability?
Linfone
Newbie

So you're saying I still need to pay roaming charges because I can't use a SIM card?

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budone
Legend

Correct. Unless someone says I am wrong, my understanding is the SIM is for CDMA data only. The phone itself is still 3G CDMA only.

 

 

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Re: International capability?
silver6056
Specialist

 


Linfone wrote:

So you're saying I still need to pay roaming charges because I can't use a SIM card?


Or worse, in areas without CDMA coverage, you won't be able to use the phone.  This is NOT a GSM-capable phone for normal quad-band GSM.

 

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Re: International capability?
Linfone
Newbie

Last question: in Taiwan, are only major metropolitan areas CDMA supported, or does it extend within some range of a cell tower?

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budone
Legend

 


Linfone wrote:

Last question: in Taiwan, are only major metropolitan areas CDMA supported, or does it extend within some range of a cell tower?


 

Not knowing where in Taiwan you are going I have a link for you to look.

 

Taiwan coverage Map

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