My GF will arrive at London soon from Bankok. She will want to use her phone, which is in Thai language when she gets to the London.
She cannot buy Sim because it will be in English ....and she will not be able to read it fully.
What are our options ?
thanks for any help
I don't see why she can't buy a SIM. Very little of the language on the phone comes from the SIM, if the operating system is in Thai, most of the parts of the phone will remain in Thai. When you go to Thailand you just buy a Thai SIM card and pop in in your phone right? Apart from the odd SMS from the network trying to sell you something in Thai language, you have no problems actually using your phone right? It will be the same for your girlfriend.
If by any chance the SIM manages to change the language settings to English - change them back to Thai manually. I bought my Samsung in Thailand and its language was set to Thai - I changed it to English without a problem. I have both Thai and UK SIM cards in it and neither affects the language.
You may have to set it up for her when the SIM is first put in and before that, make sure her contacts are in the phone memory not the SIM card. The biggest problem I see is her forgetting where her Thai SIM card is when she's ready to go back :).
The alternative is Roaming on her Thai SIM and that will cost a fortune. In any case, if she's wanting to call home/friends, she will almost certainly use LINE (most of Thailand does it seems) and if you set it up for your home Wifi she won't have a problem calling anyone on LINE.
thanks Flip for a fast reply
It makes what you say and we may try that way.
My Mrs always used her Thai phone and uses WIFI to call home and friends. She has my spare phone if she needs to get hold of me ...
If you and her family have Internet, then join Skype or line messenger. That way she wouldn't need to get a UK sim card.
Originally Posted by daabren
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Shouldn't make any difference. Just pop a pay as you earn sim in with an Internet package and assuming the handset isn't locked to the Thai network provider it will work from the off with no notable difference, apart from a far poorer internet speed.