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I want my smartphone sent from home to me... but where to / how?

Posted by bd7391 on 26/1/2013 at 22:04

So I've been travelling for a couple of weeks and have decided I'm going to work my way around SE Asia where possible, as it's lots of fun meeting people who are like minded and not just your average tourists. It's also very cheap which will allow me to stay longer, always a bonus!

My problem is that there tends to be a lot of WIFI but not many cafes, and I need to check my email more than I'd anticipated due to finding new work. I'm travelling from near Chiang Mai to within 10 minutes of Pai on Tuesday and will stay there for about a week. Is there any way that I can have my smartphone sent to me from my home but without an address? E.g. is there a service for tourists to have something sent to a post office or TAT office? If so, how do I go about arranging this? I would go to a TAT office myself but am in the middle of nowhere until Tuesday.

Thanks
:)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/1/2013 at 23:27 admin

You can have it sent to Poste Restante in Chiang Mai (just gets held at the GPO for you to pick up) but I'm not sure I'd trust a smartphone to that. Other than that - get it couriered to your guesthouse...

or buy a new phone!

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Posted by JohnnyM on 27/1/2013 at 06:36

In the days before the internet - the weekly/fortnightly visit to the Post Office for Poste Restante to check for mail was all part of the backpacking experience!

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 27/1/2013 at 07:31

Android phones from around $133...
http://itcity.co.th/p2.html

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Posted by bd7391 on 27/1/2013 at 20:45

Thanks for the advice, I guess the most sensible option would be to buy from ITCITY WEB... only 4K baht for a smart phone. How do I go about buying from that? I certainly don't read Thai. Thanks [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

EDIT: actually I've looked into Poste Restante and it seems okay. I'm thinking I'll just get it shipped to Vientiane a couple of weeks before I leave for there.

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Posted by thaibeachlovers on 28/1/2013 at 02:43

Good luck with the Thai postal service, LOL.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 28/1/2013 at 10:17

IT City is just an example of what's available all over Thailand. Young Thais are crazy for gadgets and most shopping malls have the full range of smartphones.

Don't know if you're from the US but consider this if having your phone sent over
http://americablog.com/2013/01/its-now-illegal-to-unlock-your-cell-phone.html

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