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Old 05/13/2004, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Traveling to Taiwan and was wanting to know if there was CDMA service there.
I know when I was in Shanghai, "they" (read Sprint) said there was no way to get service, yet my phone worked fine.
Tring to get ahead of the game for once.

Anyone use a Sprint CDMA Treo600 in Taiwan yet?
TIA, Matt
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Old 05/13/2004, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This page might help...http://www.cdg.org/worldwide/index.asp
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Old 05/13/2004, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can check here as well:
http://www.cellular-news.com/coverage/taiwan.shtml
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Old 05/13/2004, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks you two!! I'll check lose two links out in a second, I am too giddy about the Sprint ROM upgradt right now.
Any one here use one in Taiwan yet?
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Old 05/13/2004, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Am I understanding this correctly--that I'll be able to use my Sprint CDMA T600 on *any* of those foreign countries listed on either of the previously mentioned websites???

How does the billing work?? Roaming charges?? Do I need to set up service with a local CDMA carrier or will it work transparently with Sprint?
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Old 05/13/2004, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You HAVE TO appliy for IDD service before you leave the country,. They HAVE TO call you on a US land line to verify.
So I need to call SPrint and get setup, here we go again,
"Sorry Sir, that is not going to work" LOL..
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Old 05/19/2004, 10:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Any updates on getting it to work in Taiwan?
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Old 05/20/2004, 09:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not yet, calling for IDD today, will be in Taiwan on Monday
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Old 05/20/2004, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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will be in Taiwan on Monday
Be sure to check out a "night market" or two (probably on a Thursday or Saturday) and ask for "Gee peecoo, lah duh".

Delicioso!

Er...I mean, How Chu!

(translation - "spicy chicken ****" - about 6 or so per bamboo skewer grilled over homemade charcoal, usually)
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Old 05/23/2004, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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on the plane now, fix'n to get the "turn off cell" prompt. We taxi out in 10min. I'll be in Narita (Tokoyo) Japan in 13.5hrs, then a 4hr layover and then I fly to Taipei. I'll check out the spicy checken ****...;-)
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Old 05/24/2004, 08:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What is "IDD" service? I looked around on the internet and it appears that Taiwan only has GSM?
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Old 05/29/2004, 07:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Procure. IDD International Direct Dialing. You have to apply for some code or something from Sprint and you have to be in the states to get it, due to them having to contact you on a land line to verify that it's you and not a scam I guess.

SV, I saw the Gee peecoo, lah duh on a stick. What a trip. You can see the area were the tail feathers were. So it guess it's more of Chicken end/rear then Chicken ****...LOL
The parsons nose if you will.
I didn't get enough guts to try it yet, I still have 5 days left.
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Old 05/29/2004, 07:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh yea, I can connect to some rogue CDMA carrier. I get a "R" in the display and also it says Roaming and I even get all four power meter bars. But when I dial any number, I get a wierd repeating tone.
I was told that even if I could connect, which they doubt, it would ask for a Credit Card number or it just plain would not "work".

Come on SPRINT, get off your Gee Peecoo and get this going. There is pleanty of CDMA in Asia it looks like and with all the buiness that is going there, you are just loosing $$$
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Old 05/29/2004, 02:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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SV, I saw the Gee peecoo, lah duh on a stick. What a trip. You can see the area were the tail feathers were. So it guess it's more of Chicken end/rear then Chicken ****...LOL
The parsons nose if you will.
I didn't get enough guts to try it yet, I still have 5 days left.
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Aw, man! Ya gotta try them - delicious! (ya buy a rotisserie chicken here in The States it comes with a chicken **** - no biggee!)

Or the grilled squid (acquired taste).

For the picky they have regular old flattened chicken thighs, too (usually).

But get the hot spice - make yer eyeballs sweat!
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Old 06/19/2004, 10:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Aw, man! Ya gotta try them - delicious! (ya buy a rotisserie chicken here in The States it comes with a chicken **** - no biggee!)

Or the grilled squid (acquired taste).

For the picky they have regular old flattened chicken thighs, too (usually).

But get the hot spice - make yer eyeballs sweat!
OK, You'll be happy....
Grasshopper try new thing...
I tired Geepee Coo (I was saying it wrong at frist, it's like G P Coo, correct?)

anyway, YOUR CORRECT it's not bad, very tasty and spicy and I like spicy too.

I tried several things from the same palce
GeePee Coo
Some awesome dumplins
Fish balls
Fried Taro
Giner drink, pearl milk-Tea (this rocks!!)
and other stuff

THANKS FOR THE 411 !!!!!

Best reguards, matt
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Old 06/19/2004, 12:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It's probably "Gee PeeCoo" since "Gee" is "chicken" and "PeeCoo" is...you know..."****".

Fried taro is heaven.
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Old 06/19/2004, 12:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, I would have never thought it could be so good...Taro and Gee PeeCoo
They laughed when i asked for it, they were like "how DO YOU know ABOUT THAT" "Do you know what it is"...
I told them yes, it's chicken (and then pointed to my rear) and they laughed and said ok, we'll get you some!!
I told them a friend from a messageboard I hang out at told me about it.
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Old 06/19/2004, 04:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yikes!

The GeePeeCoo I was talking about for SURE was "street food", NOT restaurant food!

Ya walk down the street, see a little old mama moving skewers over a dinky little grill on a pushcart, say "GeePeeCoo Lah-Duh", and fork over something like 40 Yuan, and she takes a skewer of them off the grill ready to go, sprinkles her special hot stuff on it, maybe turns it a couple more times for show on the grill, then hands it over MAYBE with a paper towel. Ya continue walking down the street - munching direct from skewer.

Now THAT'S eating!

Hafta admit never tried ordering it in a restaurant!

Glad it worked out for ya though.

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Editted to add: Just reread your note - may have misread "them" to mean restaurant guys rather than collegues willing to walk ya down the street....
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Old 06/19/2004, 04:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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You are correct! "they" were my collegues. I did go all they way, like you, and go the street vendor route..

By we are brave....LOL
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