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Q: Texting in Chinese on a prepaid cellphone

I'm planning to live in China for a while and I want to be able to call/text in country and internationally. Meaning I am looking for a prepaid UNLOCKED GSM cellphone that can text both in English and Chinese. I'm still in the States.

My question is that do I buy a phone online and download some software onto my phone in order to text in Chinese or do I have to find a specific phone that does both languages? I need help! If I have to download the software, can someone please send me a link to that download. I would really appreciate that!

I have been searching through google for the past couple weeks and I'm not getting any results. I already have a SIM card ready for a unlocked gsm phone. Thanks!

9 years 4 weeks ago in  Web & Technology - China

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if its a smart phone then you can download a chinese typing software ..some phones sold outside china don't suppit chinese font at all ,so you have to go to a mobile shop and ask him to install a chinese version of operating system ..costs aroung 50 yuan

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