Help me pick a phone for Thailand

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  1. SenorFusion

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    Hey all,

    So I'm going on an extended trip to Thailand this summer (4+ months) and I need a phone.

    I love my DX to death but no way I can pay verizon int'l charges for that long, and no 3G anyway.

    I have read that you can buy SIM cards for one of the larger Thai cell providers One-2-Call and get pretty decent coverage and even an unlimited data plan:
    Get Unlimited EDGE/GPRS Data on One-2-Call In Thailand | Undo Lifestyle

    So I'm looking for an Android powered phone to by cheap/used here in the States to take before I go that will work with local SIMs on EDGE/GPRS.

    I have no problem rooting/flashing/etc.

    I was hoping I might be able to pick a used Galaxy S for this, but I'm open to suggestions, I don't really know what will work and what won't.

    Thanks for your help, I really really don't want to have to get a 3GS for this.
     
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    Nobody has an idea if the Galaxy S rooted will work on EDGE/GPRS?
     
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    Not 100% on this but wouldn't the Droid 2 Global work?? I have never used a global phone so not sure how it goes when you skip across to other countries.. anyone else?? Also if you hold long enough there is a slight.. and I mean slight chance that the HTC Merge might pop up with global phone and the Inc2 might be coming stateside with global setup.. Right now though I think D2 global would be best bet..

    Another thing. I know that the galaxy S for Verizon would not work as there is no sim card.. in fact D2 global I think is only Android with Verizon with sim card.. for now..
     
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    Hey wc,

    Thanks for the advice.

    I haven't looked at the D2 but it is an option.

    I'm not too worried about buying verizons, or anyone else's global service though. I just plan on buying local SIM card for making calls and getting internet in country. I can use Skype for calling home.

    Point taken on the Verizon Galaxy S - I was referring to the ATT one.

    Thanks again
     
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    No problem.. yeah I only know Verizon phones so however you may go I wish you the best and have a safe trip..
     
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