Damn, US cellphones sucks, got back from Asia

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  1. Ten4Ten

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    Went to a trip in Hong Kong and those Chinese people got the best cellphones I've ever seen, very sophisticated phones, awesome looking and there were hundreds of different phones out there, nice designs and all.
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    pick anything up?
     
  3. KGB

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    Europe is the same way :(
     
  4. doolaik

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    you should've brought back a phone... sharp gx32 is nice =)
     
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    i soo want to go to japan i heard that electronic stuff is cheaper there than the US
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    perhaps, but you've still gotta pay to get there and back. :hs:
     
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    not necissarily, becuase some stuff costs more, and also you have to pay for the time you live there like in hotels and stuff and pay for the flight back
     
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    good point
     
  9. Jonathan77

    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    Just order it online from some Eastern Country(hong kong, Japan...etc.) saves you the trip and the money to actually stay there. Buy the phones unlocked if possible. In my experience it's always best.
     
  10. maczter

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    ...and make sure that the phone can be set to display text in your language of preference. :)
     
  11. Phil NJ

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    As long as I can call on my phone I'm happy :)
     
  12. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    uh oh, looks like someone just had an epiphany <insert sarcasm>. The need for mobile technology is not as great in the U.S. as other parts of the world, i.e. Europe and especially Asia which have converted some networks to 3G already.
     
  13. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    it's in the US now too...

    http://www.attwireless.com/umts/home.html
     
  14. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    3G in 5 cities currently and the data rates are ridiculously expensive. no thanks. None of the phones that AT&T has is a world phone, just straight 1900mhz umts and 1900mhz gsm. I think some phones are like triband, dual mode. Regardless At&t was on contract with docomo to release UMTS so fast, otherwise they wouldn't have since Cingular is taking over at the end of december.
     
  15. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :dunno: gotta start somewhere. not very likely we'll ever see a simultaneous nationwide roll-out of any new cell technology that requires new towers all over the country.
     
  16. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    GSM was almost a national wide or at least regional rollout. Like I said, the need for mobile technology in the U.S. is just very slim. In Europe, they already have SMS services for bus schedules and appointments and such. The U.S. just uses SMS to send ringtones and messages and mms to each other.
     

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