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  1. #1
    geotek
    Guest
    I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe next
    week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis! I
    suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out (don't
    want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds, after
    all.

    geotek





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  2. #2
    RÝbert M.
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe next
    > week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis! I
    > suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out (don't
    > want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    > Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    > She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds, after
    > all.
    >
    > geotek


    Ask your travel agent.



  3. #3
    geotek
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    Travel agent?????


    "RÝbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe

    next
    > > week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis! I
    > > suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out

    (don't
    > > want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    > > Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    > > She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds, after
    > > all.
    > >
    > > geotek

    >
    > Ask your travel agent.






  4. #4
    Stuart Friedman
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    http://www.cingular.com/roaming/intl_roaming

    Stu

    "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Travel agent?????
    >
    >
    > "RÝbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe

    > next
    > > > week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis!

    I
    > > > suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out

    > (don't
    > > > want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    > > > Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    > > > She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds,

    after
    > > > all.
    > > >
    > > > geotek

    > >
    > > Ask your travel agent.

    >
    >






  5. #5
    RÝbert M.
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    In article <TRDvc.18681$eH1.84556[email protected]>,
    "Stuart Friedman" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.cingular.com/roaming/intl_roaming


    OUCH !! That may be more Convenient, but it WILL BE FAR AND AWAY THE
    MOST EXPENSIVE solution.

    Again, ask your travel agent.

    >
    > Stu
    >
    > "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Travel agent?????
    > >
    > >
    > > "RÝbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > > "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe

    > > next
    > > > > week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis!

    > I
    > > > > suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out

    > > (don't
    > > > > want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    > > > > Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    > > > > She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds,

    > after
    > > > > all.
    > > > >
    > > > > geotek
    > > >
    > > > Ask your travel agent.

    > >
    > >




  6. #6
    BklynKnight
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    The best way that I"ve found when I'm oversea's is to just but a sim
    chip when I"m over there. Its alot cheaper then using cingular. Of
    course you need to have your phone unlocked, but this is the best way to go


    RÝbert M. wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Stuart Friedman" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>http://www.cingular.com/roaming/intl_roaming

    >
    >
    > OUCH !! That may be more Convenient, but it WILL BE FAR AND AWAY THE
    > MOST EXPENSIVE solution.
    >
    > Again, ask your travel agent.
    >
    >
    >>Stu
    >>
    >>"geotek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Travel agent?????
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"RÝbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>>> "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe
    >>>
    >>>next
    >>>
    >>>>>week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis!

    >>
    >>I
    >>
    >>>>>suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out
    >>>
    >>>(don't
    >>>
    >>>>>want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    >>>>>Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    >>>>>She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds,

    >>
    >>after
    >>
    >>>>>all.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>geotek
    >>>>
    >>>>Ask your travel agent.
    >>>
    >>>





  7. #7
    Cary
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    Cheaper yet ( depending on where you are going) buy the European SIM before
    leaving the US from a discounter such as http://www.directdeals999.com/.
    Air mailing a SIM from Europe to the US takes about a week.
    But, again, you need to get your worldphone unlocked or get on ebay some
    such and buy a 900-1800 MHz unlocked phone.
    The Ericsson R520m is one such phone. It's discontinued but there are quite
    a few still in the pipeline. It is an excellent full-featured (i.e.,
    Bluetooth, GPRS, but mono display) It also has the 1900 US GSM band in
    addition to the two European ones.
    If there is a reason to buy a locked world phone from Cingular -- or anyone
    else -- it sure eludes me..
    -- Cary


    ..
    "BklynKnight" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The best way that I"ve found when I'm oversea's is to just but a sim
    > chip when I"m over there. Its alot cheaper then using cingular. Of
    > course you need to have your phone unlocked, but this is the best way to

    go
    >
    >
    > RÝbert M. wrote:
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Stuart Friedman" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>http://www.cingular.com/roaming/intl_roaming

    > >
    > >
    > > OUCH !! That may be more Convenient, but it WILL BE FAR AND AWAY THE
    > > MOST EXPENSIVE solution.
    > >
    > > Again, ask your travel agent.
    > >
    > >
    > >>Stu
    > >>
    > >>"geotek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>news:[email protected]
    > >>
    > >>>Travel agent?????
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>"RÝbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>>news:[email protected]
    > >>>
    > >>>>In article <[email protected]>,
    > >>>> "geotek" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>I have a Nokia 3100 (world phone), and my wife is traveling to Europe
    > >>>
    > >>>next
    > >>>
    > >>>>>week. How are these calls billed? Let's do a cost/benefit analysis!
    > >>
    > >>I
    > >>
    > >>>>>suspect that a phone card would be the best bet, but I can't find out
    > >>>
    > >>>(don't
    > >>>
    > >>>>>want to spend hours w/ cust serv, info not online) from Cingular.
    > >>>>>Can a traveller tell me how this gets billed? Is it worthwhile?
    > >>>>>She'll only make a couple of calls, it's not like we're newlyweds,
    > >>
    > >>after
    > >>
    > >>>>>all.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>geotek
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Ask your travel agent.
    > >>>
    > >>>

    >






  8. #8
    MD
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    "Cary" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > If there is a reason to buy a locked world phone from Cingular -- or

    anyone
    > else -- it sure eludes me..


    All "world-capable" phones from Cingular are shipped Unlocked from the
    manufacturer. This is well documented in this group.

    ---
    MD





  9. #9
    Jimmy
    Guest

    Re: Travel in Europe

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 02:14:39 GMT, "MD" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Cary" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> If there is a reason to buy a locked world phone from Cingular -- or

    >anyone
    >> else -- it sure eludes me..


    It protects you against someone stealing your phone, taking a summer
    vacation in Europe, and running up the minutes at your cost. Happens
    all the time :-)



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