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Scouse123

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Guys,

 

Quickie. If I buy a new unlocked phone in the UK, say a Samsung, it will work in Thailand on my postpaid account, won't it?

 

I am having a hell of a time convincing my other half who insists it won't.

 

The phone I bought here works in the UK with a change of SIM so surely the reverse is true?

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Yes, as long as the phone can handle all the bands that are used by your service provider in Thailand. The easiest way to check would be to read the spec of the same phone on a Thai website and compare the bands covered with the spec of the UK phone.

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23 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

Quickie. If I buy a new unlocked phone in the UK, say a Samsung, it will work in Thailand on my postpaid account, won't it?

My brother's U.K. Samsung Galaxy A5 works perfectly on an AIS pre-payed SIM. 

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I have never had any "unlocked" QUAD BAND mobile fail, from a cheap Chinese to expensive US market mobile in HK, USA or Thailand......WARNING..use LOCAL SIM!!!..ROAMING charges are a killer.

 

QUAD BAND unlocked mobiles will work in most countries by inserting the LOCAL SIM, even on a CDMA network - a →special SIM required← to work

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7 minutes ago, HHTel said:

With Samsung, the one drawback, if you are going to live here, is that a phone bought in Europe will not be updated here, and vice-versa.

Utter rubbish.  All mine update

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7 minutes ago, HHTel said:

With Samsung, the one drawback, if you are going to live here, is that a phone bought in Europe will not be updated here, and vice-versa.

Received all updates 

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8 minutes ago, HHTel said:

With Samsung, the one drawback, if you are going to live here, is that a phone bought in Europe will not be updated here, and vice-versa.

 

 

Hi,

 

In Thailand, I use an unlocked Thai phone purchased here and I have a postpaid SIM with my own number. You have surprised me by saying that if I buy one in the UK it will not update over here. If that is the case and I am spending 11 months out of the year here, then maybe better I buy one here.

 

I have a UK banking app on it for mobile UK banking and was a bit worried I may not be able to get it up and running out here on a local phone. When I took my phone to the UK I got Barclays to install it on my mobile device.

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