Originally Posted by NonovUrbizniz
I hate to be all nooby and what not but I seriously thinking about picking up another phone.... the Unlocked Galaxy Nexus is back up for sale on the Play store, so I MIGHT go that route, BUT I have family who has family in south korea so I could get my hands on a quad core s3... (or can you buy them unlocked online somewhere?)
And IF I do get the quad core are there any roms for it yet? I guess I should sit back and let the smart people figure it out and check back lol....
I rom ton's of phone's but I've never had a samsung or a foreign market phone.
Will it even function as a phone in the US? and if so on what carriers?
Sorry for the spoon feeding request but a clear reply to above might stop lots of new threads asking the same thing.
I can tell you what i experienced with my Samsung S2 which was purchased in South Korea. I frequently travel to other countries and used that Korean S2 without any problems with local sims from China, Pakistan, U.K. and The Netherlands.
There are some issues though..
1- any text message more than 80 characters automatically becomes a MMS.
2- You have to program your mobile number into the sim, otherwise before sending any sms, the phone also asks to fill out a 'from' field.
3- the Korean keyboard is ever present and becomes quite an inconvenience for some one like me who does not speak Korean language.
4- you cannot use mainstream ROMs meant for the same model of phone that are not specifically designed for the Korean model.
Other than this , all is well
Now that i have purchased the S3, i am forever looking for a compatible international custom rom for it.
I hope you can make a better choice now more suited to your needs.