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    While I haven't done this with the Pre yet, I went on trips with my Treo 700p to Hong Kong, Taiwan and China for a few times before and they always work as soon as you turn the phone on (despite the Sprint CS telling me that I had to activate international roaming 1st before I could do that).
    However, I was in Taipei, Taiwan this past December and no matter where I went, I couldn't get any signal at all. This led me to believe they have probably taken down their CDMA network, because I had actually used the Treo to make calls over there in prior trips.
    And to answer the EVDO question, I only got 1x speed back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hon View Post
    Free wifi spots are few though paid wifi spots everywhere.
    Now if you only had a Skype app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl191 View Post
    However, I was in Taipei, Taiwan this past December and no matter where I went, I couldn't get any signal at all. This led me to believe they have probably taken down their CDMA network, because I had actually used the Treo to make calls over there in prior trips.
    And to answer the EVDO question, I only got 1x speed back then.
    To my knowledge, most of Taiwan is still covered by CDMA-2000 networks.
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    Taiwan has CDMA2000, WCDMA (GSM) and PHS (Japan system). CDMA2000 will not work in Vietnam and you get spotty coverage in Thailand. Of the places I have been to, CDMA2000 will work in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
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    I hope you're using those wifi spots you were talking about to post, right? Did Sprint offer you an unlimited data roaming plan, or just voice?

    If not, be careful to turn off data roaming, because cloud-based phones like the Pre are constantly pulling and pushing data from the internet even when you think you're not. The mythbusters guys was using a USB modem, so he was accessingly the internet deliberately.

    If you think you are surfing sparingly, you gotta know that the Synergy aspect of WebOS is constantly polling the web.

    One of the iPhone's unique features, visual voicemail, uses data, not voice. iPhoneys who've left data roaming enabled and failed to turn off visual voicemail have gotten a big surprise in their monthly billing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cl191 View Post
    And to answer the EVDO question, I only got 1x speed back then.
    China just had EVDO network covered recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovy View Post
    To my knowledge, most of Taiwan is still covered by CDMA-2000 networks.
    Interesting, I was there in December. The 1st thing I did when I landed in Taoyuan International Airport was pull the Treo out and tried to make a call, but couldn't find any signal. So I think the coverage may be sort of spotty?
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    Had no idea. I always thought CDMA was North-America only. Learned something new today!
    Actually most of the world uses CDMA in conjunction with GSM. Its just Europe and Australia that use GSM only.

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    Does your pre works in EVDO?
    Sorry, did not pay attention of that in Shanghai. The city I'm in not updated to EVDO yet.

    I'll check that when I go to Beijing in a few days.
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    Here in Beijing on my Pre.

    Data roming not available for some reason, so can't find out if evdo. Btw, data rate is $2 per mb

    Cdma coverage is great. I went to moutainous countryside, surprised to checked out signal

    Most hotels have free wifi. Twitter still blocked though

    Backup and updates through wifi is manual. App Cat avail
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