So it really comes down to forget about getting him a phone now. Let him sort it out at the US Military Base Exchange Store once he gets to South Korea.I would hate to have him spend $400 on a phone he can't use.And here I thought that GSM was the world standard and we in the US were the weird ones.--TomBoycott AT&T uVerse! | Tom's Android Blog | AOKP (The Android Open Kang Project)
your friend can buy the Galaxy Nexus unlocked and use it there.»www.eturbonews.com/30567/seoul-o···t-phonesor»english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AK/···_5_7.jsp
GSM is the world standard; US, Korea and Japan are the "weird" ones.I don't understand why you're confused, though. Everyone told you that an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and an HSPA+ Google Nexus 4 will both work in South Korea (unless you disable 3G to save battery).