Hacking Bangkok Blog

Tech and Living in Thailand's City of Angels

The Hacking Bangkok blog covers I.T. and technology in general, and my experiences working and living in the Kingdom of Thailand. Bangkok has a very long Thai name, which starts with Krung thep - City of Angels.
Bangkok sunset from my bedroom balcony

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sweet 3G Goodness in Seoul!

If you own a 3G smartphone, but live in a country with no 3G service (yet), well it's like owning a Ferrari in Singapore - there's nowhere to try out your toy at full speed.

So on landing at Incheon - the airport serving Seoul - it was great watching my HTC Diamond's never before use 'H' (for HSPA) icon appear, which morphed into the inverse-color '3G' symbol after warning me about roaming charges.

So now the Opera browser loads pages almost imperceptibly faster. Oh - and I can't send an sms. Doh! I'll try the video-calling as soon as I line up a suitably-equipped victim, and play with my sms settings. The photo is of the spaceship-like terminal building (snapped as I walked to the parking lot).