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    I just wanted to stop in and bid a fond farewell to WebOS (and hopefully not a final farewell). I have recently relocated to Japan with my wife for the next 2 years. As such, I had to give up my Pre 2 since it won't work here. So, I didn't leave WebOS willingly...not in the least. It was a great ride and I have nothing but great things to say about WebOS. I am thankful for many in this community who helped to make it a superior experience. For the time time being, I have switched to the iPhone 4S. I won't go into what I hate/like, other than the obvious: I desperately miss real multitasking! On the other hand, it is nice to have full developer support. With any luck, upon returning to the States in 2 years, WebOS will have found it's way and I'll be right back with it. Thanks to all here who helped me out with all my questions!
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    enjoy the food! Ahhh...tempura, sushi, noodle bowls...sounds good. I thought they used CDMA in Japan? I flew through there about 2 years ago and my Verizon Pre+ worked @ the Tokyo airport...roaming out of network of course. Do you have GSM Pre?
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    For those of us about to go to Japan, trying to use an unlocked GSM Pre3, any advice on carriers/sim cards?
    KA1
    Visor Deluxe->Visor Prism/Digital Link->Treo 650->Treo 700p->Pre->GSM Unlocked Pre 2 (wifi only)->FrankenPre + Touchpad 32 ->+ Touchpad 4G ATT + ATT Pre3 + 64 White Touchpad... bliss.
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    You could get a Veer, they're dirt cheap still (Around USD 100 on eBay) and should work on 2100 MHZ 3G networks in Japan
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka1 View Post
    For those of us about to go to Japan, trying to use an unlocked GSM Pre3, any advice on carriers/sim cards?
    Softbank for GSM. 3G SIM card rental | Lineup | SoftBank Global Rental

    And the data rates are extremely high since, well, you're renting a SIM card. The only way to get a good deal is to be living there on a Working Visa or other residency. Tourist Visas always get crazy rates.

    Been to Japan twice, so it's familiar territory. Decided to get rent a flip phone instead because there was no way in hell I wanted to risk the data fees.
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    I asked at Verizon and they confirmed that my phone wouldn't work here. Didn't have time to do the Ebay thing for something that would work here. There is a Softbank on the Navy base here so we just went there to get our iPhones. Still keeping my Pre 2 for Wifi for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankBoy View Post
    I asked at Verizon and they confirmed that my phone wouldn't work here. Didn't have time to do the Ebay thing for something that would work here. There is a Softbank on the Navy base here so we just went there to get our iPhones. Still keeping my Pre 2 for Wifi for sure.
    Weird...when I landed in Tokyo, and turned on my phone, I almost immediately got a text message telling me welcome, and how I could use my phone (Palm Pre+ VZW)...might have been texting only...don't know. That was back in August and then October of 2010. Maybe things have changed?

    I went to work at a Navy Base on Diego Garcia (that was where I was heading on that trip) for 2.5 months, and their system was GSM. If I had a GSM phone there was a SIM card I could have bought from Cable & Wireless (C&W) on the island...but...it was no AT&T phone.
    Sent from my slowly diminishing intellect

    I'm just a soul who's intentions are good...oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!

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    I think Japan was the 1st country to switch off 2G in early 2011. That might explain why it still worked in 2010 but won't now?

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