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Smartphone/ tablet/ cheap phone to take to SEAsia?

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1. Posted by nwillow (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Hi

Can anybody give any advice on what is the best device to take to South east asia (Thailand mostly) .

- I need something to make calls with, upload photos/ save photos on, and use wifi

I cant use my samsung galaxy phone to make calls (because its locked to a network), so do i opt for a cheap handset or make use of public phones when away? I can however, use it for the wifi- but do i get a tablet so its bigger?

- will internet cafes and the internet speed allow me to upload and store photos to photobucket etc.?

Many thanks , for the help :)

2. Posted by Tony Cardiff (Budding Member 14 posts) 1y

Im also taking my Samsung s3 but as long as you set it for roaming with the carrier mine being T mobile it should be fine. Id suggest only using it to call home in emergencies as its going to be very expensive so im switching my data off (tmobile and others offer blocks of data abroad like a bolt on) but Im going to just switch my wifi on and use whatsapp which you can send pic and txt from abroad (unable to send a private message as a new member Im limited to just a few messages a day) so will pop you a message you txt me ok.

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