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  1. #1
    eljainc@sbcglobal.net
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    My fiancee and I are going on a cruise in early September. We are
    interested in the possibility of staying in touch with family members
    back home in the USA. We will be in the Mediterranean area (Barcelona,
    nice, Naples, Rome, Greece, Venice).
    She has an old 6340i phone (not activated currently). Can this phone be
    used with an international calling card? (she has the SIM card for it,
    but it is a US SIM). If so, what are the best calling cards to get?
    GTE/AT&T/etc?


    Thanks.
    Mike McWhinney




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  2. #2
    John Navas
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    Re: Using 6340i GSM overseas in Europe with calling card

    On 25 Jul 2006 05:52:33 -0700, eljainc@sbcglobal.net wrote in
    <1153831953.684936.37290@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>:

    >My fiancee and I are going on a cruise in early September. We are
    >interested in the possibility of staying in touch with family members
    >back home in the USA. We will be in the Mediterranean area (Barcelona,
    >nice, Naples, Rome, Greece, Venice).
    >She has an old 6340i phone (not activated currently). Can this phone be
    >used with an international calling card? (she has the SIM card for it,
    >but it is a US SIM). If so, what are the best calling cards to get?
    >GTE/AT&T/etc?


    What you need is an active SIM, either postpaid or prepaid. See the
    sections on the FAQ below on international calling.

    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  3. #3
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: Using 6340i GSM overseas in Europe with calling card


    In article <1153831953.684936.37290@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>,
    <eljainc@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >My fiancee and I are going on a cruise in early September. We are
    >interested in the possibility of staying in touch with family members
    >back home in the USA. We will be in the Mediterranean area (Barcelona,
    >nice, Naples, Rome, Greece, Venice).
    >She has an old 6340i phone (not activated currently). Can this phone be
    >used with an international calling card? (she has the SIM card for it,
    >but it is a US SIM). If so, what are the best calling cards to get?
    >GTE/AT&T/etc?


    The Nokia 6340i will not be of much use outside of North America. The
    only GSM bands it supports are 850 and 1900 ... neither of which is
    used in Europe.

    You will need to obtain a GSM phone which includes the GSM 900 and 1800
    MHz bands for optimum coverage. This can either be a dual-band phone which
    is set up for 900/1800, or a multiband phone such as the quad-band phones
    sold by numerous companies now.

    For multi-country GSM coverage it is best for many to use a prepaid
    international roaming SIM. http://www.prepaidgsm.net has some pointers.





  4. #4
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Using 6340i GSM overseas in Europe with calling card

    On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 15:39:30 +0000 (UTC), retsuhcs@xinap.moc (Mike S.)
    wrote in <ea5dvh$oaq$1@reader2.panix.com>:

    >In article <1153831953.684936.37290@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>,
    > <eljainc@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >>My fiancee and I are going on a cruise in early September. We are
    >>interested in the possibility of staying in touch with family members
    >>back home in the USA. We will be in the Mediterranean area (Barcelona,
    >>nice, Naples, Rome, Greece, Venice).
    >>She has an old 6340i phone (not activated currently). Can this phone be
    >>used with an international calling card? (she has the SIM card for it,
    >>but it is a US SIM). If so, what are the best calling cards to get?
    >>GTE/AT&T/etc?

    >
    >The Nokia 6340i will not be of much use outside of North America. The
    >only GSM bands it supports are 850 and 1900 ... neither of which is
    >used in Europe.


    Good point. Thanks for catching that.

    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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