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  1. #1
    aRKay
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    We will be going on a cruise of the British Isles and I
    called ATT to see what, if anything, I need to do.

    After hearing the sales pitch, I decided to do nothing.

    I can sign up for International and there will be a monthy
    charge added to my bill and I will be only be charged
    about $1.10 a minute. If I do nothing I will only be charged
    about $1.25 a minute.

    We only plan on using the ATT cell for emergencies so
    I don't see the need or advantage to change anything.

    I was also advised to keep the phone OFF as I will be
    charged for normal incoming calls and to avoid checking
    messages at $1.25 a minute.



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  2. #2
    Mellowed
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    Re: Temporary International Service

    aRKay wrote:
    > We will be going on a cruise of the British Isles and I
    > called ATT to see what, if anything, I need to do.
    >
    > After hearing the sales pitch, I decided to do nothing.
    >
    > I can sign up for International and there will be a monthy
    > charge added to my bill and I will be only be charged
    > about $1.10 a minute. If I do nothing I will only be charged
    > about $1.25 a minute.
    >
    > We only plan on using the ATT cell for emergencies so
    > I don't see the need or advantage to change anything.
    >
    > I was also advised to keep the phone OFF as I will be
    > charged for normal incoming calls and to avoid checking
    > messages at $1.25 a minute.


    I didn't think that there was any monthly charge to enable International
    Roaming. It' just expensive if you make or receive calls.




  3. #3
    aRKay
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    In article <pHT%[email protected]>, Mellowed <[email protected]> wrote:

    > aRKay wrote:
    > > We will be going on a cruise of the British Isles and I
    > > called ATT to see what, if anything, I need to do.
    > >
    > > After hearing the sales pitch, I decided to do nothing.
    > >
    > > I can sign up for International and there will be a monthy
    > > charge added to my bill and I will be only be charged
    > > about $1.10 a minute. If I do nothing I will only be charged
    > > about $1.25 a minute.
    > >
    > > We only plan on using the ATT cell for emergencies so
    > > I don't see the need or advantage to change anything.
    > >
    > > I was also advised to keep the phone OFF as I will be
    > > charged for normal incoming calls and to avoid checking
    > > messages at $1.25 a minute.

    >
    > I didn't think that there was any monthly charge to enable International
    > Roaming. It' just expensive if you make or receive calls.


    They told me it would add something like $5.99 per month that will be
    probably be $10 after the rip off ATT usage fees that like to call taxes



  4. #4
    Dennis Ferguson
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    On 2008-05-31, Evan Platt <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Fri, 30 May 2008 06:22:38 -0500, aRKay <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>We only plan on using the ATT cell for emergencies so
    >>I don't see the need or advantage to change anything.
    >>
    >>I was also advised to keep the phone OFF as I will be
    >>charged for normal incoming calls and to avoid checking
    >>messages at $1.25 a minute.

    >
    > You'll only be charged for incoming calls you answer, I believe..
    > Might be worth keeping the phone on incase you know it's someone who's
    > only going to call you in an emergency.


    I don't think that is right unless they've fixed something
    recently. Because of the screwed up way GSM conditional
    forwarding is done you usually also get charged International
    roaming rates if you let incoming calls ring through to
    your voice mail (it may be double the price, actually, since
    you pay your company to deliver the call to the foreign network
    and then pay the foreign network to forward the call back
    to your voicemail in the US). The only way I've found to
    fix this is either to unconditionally forward the phone to
    voice mail, in which case incoming calls never ring the phone,
    or to try to turn off voicemail forwarding altogether, which I've
    found not to always work with a US SIM. Or to leave your phone
    turned off, which I guess is easiest for AT&T to explain.

    To tell the truth I haven't had one of those charges for quite
    a while since I try to keep my phone forwarded while travelling
    except for the rare occasion when I want to answer incoming calls
    on it. I have in the past been charged for calls I let ring
    through to voicemail, however, so I'm sure it used to work that
    way.

    Dennis Ferguson



  5. #5
    aRKay
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Evan Platt <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 30 May 2008 06:22:38 -0500, aRKay <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >We will be going on a cruise of the British Isles and I
    > >called ATT to see what, if anything, I need to do.
    > >
    > >After hearing the sales pitch, I decided to do nothing.
    > >
    > >I can sign up for International and there will be a monthy
    > >charge added to my bill and I will be only be charged
    > >about $1.10 a minute. If I do nothing I will only be charged
    > >about $1.25 a minute.
    > >
    > >We only plan on using the ATT cell for emergencies so
    > >I don't see the need or advantage to change anything.
    > >
    > >I was also advised to keep the phone OFF as I will be
    > >charged for normal incoming calls and to avoid checking
    > >messages at $1.25 a minute.

    >
    > You'll only be charged for incoming calls you answer, I believe..
    > Might be worth keeping the phone on incase you know it's someone who's
    > only going to call you in an emergency.


    Evan,

    Do I have to have International roaming activated to use
    the phone from the British Isles?

    ATT wants an additional monthly fee to turn it on so I can
    get the cheaper rates.... that are not that cheap.



  6. #6
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    In message
    <[email protected]> aRKay
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Do I have to have International roaming activated to use
    >the phone from the British Isles?
    >
    >ATT wants an additional monthly fee to turn it on so I can
    >get the cheaper rates.... that are not that cheap.


    I might be misunderstanding something here, but as I understand it,
    turning on international roaming is an entirely different step from
    adding their discount roaming package. Only the discount roaming
    package has additional fees.



  7. #7
    aRKay
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    In article <[email protected]>,
    DevilsPGD <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In message
    > <[email protected]> aRKay
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Do I have to have International roaming activated to use
    > >the phone from the British Isles?
    > >
    > >ATT wants an additional monthly fee to turn it on so I can
    > >get the cheaper rates.... that are not that cheap.

    >
    > I might be misunderstanding something here, but as I understand it,
    > turning on international roaming is an entirely different step from
    > adding their discount roaming package. Only the discount roaming
    > package has additional fees.


    Thanks .... I will call ATT for clarification. The person I talked to may
    have given be bad information.



  8. #8
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: Temporary International Service

    In message
    <[email protected]> aRKay
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > DevilsPGD <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> In message
    >> <[email protected]> aRKay
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Do I have to have International roaming activated to use
    >> >the phone from the British Isles?
    >> >
    >> >ATT wants an additional monthly fee to turn it on so I can
    >> >get the cheaper rates.... that are not that cheap.

    >>
    >> I might be misunderstanding something here, but as I understand it,
    >> turning on international roaming is an entirely different step from
    >> adding their discount roaming package. Only the discount roaming
    >> package has additional fees.

    >
    >Thanks .... I will call ATT for clarification. The person I talked to may
    >have given be bad information.


    I should mention that I'm not 100% clear on AT&T's current policies, I
    am only going by information I was given last time I went tire kicking
    at an AT&T store -- It could be me with the bad information.

    I'm a Canadian, but was (and still am) looking for decent US based
    service as I spend a significant amount of time in the US.



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