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  1. #1
    stanmc
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    I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    I'm there.

    Any comments about them would be appreciated.



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  2. #2
    Rich
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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    don't certain nextel phons work overseas and you just roam?
    Use one of those..
    Or heavans for bid you should not use a phone

    "stanmc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    > suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    > I'm there.
    >
    > Any comments about them would be appreciated.



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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    On Fri, 02 Jan 2004 23:45:28 GMT, stanmc <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    >suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    >I'm there.
    >
    >Any comments about them would be appreciated.


    Last August, my wife was going to Paris, Barcellona and the UK on business.
    I looked into 5 or 6 cellphone rental options, including Cellhire. I found
    that the best rates were offered by www.Travelcell.com and it had a clean
    record with the Better Business Bureau. I also posted a request for info in
    several of the alt.cellular newsgroups.

    My wife rented the phone from TravelCell. It worked out well. There were no
    problems. She would rent from them again.

    Sandy




  4. #4
    stanmc
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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    Rich wrote:
    > don't certain nextel phons work overseas and you just roam?
    > Use one of those..
    > Or heavans for bid you should not use a phone
    >
    > "stanmc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    >>suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    >>I'm there.
    >>
    >>Any comments about them would be appreciated.

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    There are about three or four phones that Nextel lists. However, They
    recommend using this service. It makes you wonder. The cost is $1.29 a
    minutes plus the cost of the phone using the Nextel phone. As for
    "heavans" (sic) "for bid you should not use a phone ", the trip is to
    meet and be with friends as well as see the sites, so not having a phone
    would be dramatically stupid on my part!!!



  5. #5
    stanmc
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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    [email protected] wrote:

    > On Fri, 02 Jan 2004 23:45:28 GMT, stanmc <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    >>suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    >>I'm there.
    >>
    >>Any comments about them would be appreciated.

    >
    >
    > Last August, my wife was going to Paris, Barcellona and the UK on business.
    > I looked into 5 or 6 cellphone rental options, including Cellhire. I found
    > that the best rates were offered by www.Travelcell.com and it had a clean
    > record with the Better Business Bureau. I also posted a request for info in
    > several of the alt.cellular newsgroups.
    >
    > My wife rented the phone from TravelCell. It worked out well. There were no
    > problems. She would rent from them again.
    >
    > Sandy
    >

    Thanks, will look into that company.



  6. #6
    JAD
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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    I found that I could buy an "unlocked" GSM phone on e-bay, and go with a
    "prepaid" SIM from the provider of your choice once overseas, to be much
    cheaper overall than renting a phone. The GSM phone has been to New Zealand
    and Germany and works fine. Buy from a private person...the "unlocked GSM"
    peddlers on e-bay charge too much.

    As far as which provider to use....talk to A PARISIAN to find out which
    company provides the best service....and get their prepaid SIM kit. No need
    to worry about that until you get there.....the airports have kiosks and
    provider stores are all over town.

    There are a few websites that sell GSM Star-Tacs brand new for $125. I got
    a v60 GSM used for $150.

    This is what most "frequent" travelers overseas do. Price it out, you may
    find that it works for you.

    Joe
    "stanmc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    > suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    > I'm there.
    >
    > Any comments about them would be appreciated.






  7. #7
    stanmc
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    Re: Cellhire -- Anyone rent from them for service in Europe?

    JAD wrote:
    > I found that I could buy an "unlocked" GSM phone on e-bay, and go with a
    > "prepaid" SIM from the provider of your choice once overseas, to be much
    > cheaper overall than renting a phone. The GSM phone has been to New Zealand
    > and Germany and works fine. Buy from a private person...the "unlocked GSM"
    > peddlers on e-bay charge too much.
    >
    > As far as which provider to use....talk to A PARISIAN to find out which
    > company provides the best service....and get their prepaid SIM kit. No need
    > to worry about that until you get there.....the airports have kiosks and
    > provider stores are all over town.
    >
    > There are a few websites that sell GSM Star-Tacs brand new for $125. I got
    > a v60 GSM used for $150.
    >
    > This is what most "frequent" travelers overseas do. Price it out, you may
    > find that it works for you.
    >
    > Joe
    > "stanmc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am going to Paris for about 12 days. I am thinking of taking Nextel's
    >>suggestions to use this company (Cellhire) as a cellphone provider while
    >>I'm there.
    >>
    >>Any comments about them would be appreciated.

    >
    >
    >

    Thanks for the idea. I'll check it out.



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