Second Droid X - Carrier/No Carrier Question
Newbie here to both the Droid X and smart phones in general.
In 10 days I'm traveling to Thailand. My wife is currently working there. My intent is to buy a second Droid X (I have one) and give to her. Verizon is not out there as far as I know. Went to the Verizon stored yesterday and spoke to one person who was about to sell me a full retail Droid X. I got switched to another sales person who told me I can buy the phone but can't use it b/c it requires the Verizon network.
Wife tells me she can get it to work there in Thailand with the carriers there. It's an American company she works for, and the bosses all have some brand of smart phone -- iPhone, Milestone, etc. They tend to buy them in Hong Kong then get them to work in Thailand. I'm tempted to ignore the Verizon person and buy the phone regardless.
I don't really know at the moment how to phrase my question, being new to the world of smart phones. Has anyone here bought a Droid (Droid X) and used it without Verizon being the carrier in another country, successfully? What information must I get here while in in the US from the Verizon ppl to take with me?
I don't mind buying the phone to try. If the adventure fails, I can always give it to a family member and get them onto Verizon. I wonder if the salesperson is just trying not to loose a potential customer to another carrier.
Any idea or questions to ask the Verizon folks (will go see them around my lunch hour today) would be appreciated.
There is CDMA in Thailand
There is a CDMA service provider in Thailand - the company is Hutch.
Here is the link - H u t c h - T h e N a t u r a l N e x t S t e p .
Not sure at this point if the phone needs "unlocking" before you can activate service.