[quote=“Delonge182”]Hello Forumosa Friends,
Here’s the deal. I arrived in Taiwan for the first time, yesterday.
I need a cell phone that will allow incoming calls from Taiwan, France, and the United States.
Yes, I have friends from all these places !
Any recommendations on where to purchase such a phone in Taipei ? I will be staying for 6 months minimum.
I don’t really have a limit on budget.
Thanks in advance,
Well, if your budget is unlimited, I would suggest buying the iphone from CHT. You have to prepay your phone bill, about 23,000, but you won’t have to pay a phone bill again until you leave six months later. The iphones sold here are unlocked so you can take it home with you and it will work with any phone cards. And because you have to prepay such a big sum when signing the contract, they do no require a safety deposit.
What you would get is the iphone and six months of free calls and free internet access. Before you leave Taiwan, make sure that you get CHT to activate international roaming. This means you will get to use the phone overseas for another month or two before they decide to cut you off.
Maybe it’s wrong to sign a two year contract knowing you will leave six months later, but it’s not like they will lose money. You have to prepay 23,000 for a reason. Even if you signed the contract and left Taiwan the same day, they are still making money.