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  1. #1
    David Gillooly
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    I am looking for a Sprint Phone that will work in Europe, Japan, Korea and
    the USA. So far I am getting conflicting infomation. It seems like will
    need to move to at least two other companies and have at least two phones.

    Any suggestions?

    Dave






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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: International Phone

    Check woth your travel agent.
    For Europe SprintPCS is the most expensive way to go. Europe uses GSM and no
    SprintPCS phone works on a GSM system.



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    Re: International Phone

    On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 08:03:20 GMT, "David Gillooly"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am looking for a Sprint Phone that will work in Europe, Japan, Korea and
    >the USA. So far I am getting conflicting infomation. It seems like will
    >need to move to at least two other companies and have at least two phones.
    >
    >Any suggestions?


    Since Japan and Korea never have had 2G GSM, you'll have to get a
    different phone for Japan and a different phone for Korea. So there's
    two phones just for those two countries.

    It's going to be a few years before there's a single "universal"
    phone, unfortunately.





  4. #4
    Dave.US
    Guest

    Re: International Phone


    The company I work for has largely standardized on Sprint for U.S.
    employees. For those traveling international, Sprint does have a
    tri-band model that they will sell the corporate cusstomer that gets
    some degree of coverage in parts of Asia and Europe but with virtually
    no coverage in Latin America. We've found that Nextel does a much
    better job of handling the world.

    Dave



    "David Gillooly" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am looking for a Sprint Phone that will work in Europe, Japan, Korea and
    >the USA. So far I am getting conflicting infomation. It seems like will
    >need to move to at least two other companies and have at least two phones.
    >
    >Any suggestions?
    >
    >Dave
    >
    >





  5. #5
    David Gillooly
    Guest

    Re: International Phone

    Thanks for the feedback. Looks like there is not an "ideal" situation.

    "Dave.US" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > The company I work for has largely standardized on Sprint for U.S.
    > employees. For those traveling international, Sprint does have a
    > tri-band model that they will sell the corporate cusstomer that gets
    > some degree of coverage in parts of Asia and Europe but with virtually
    > no coverage in Latin America. We've found that Nextel does a much
    > better job of handling the world.
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >
    > "David Gillooly" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I am looking for a Sprint Phone that will work in Europe, Japan, Korea

    and
    > >the USA. So far I am getting conflicting infomation. It seems like will
    > >need to move to at least two other companies and have at least two

    phones.
    > >
    > >Any suggestions?
    > >
    > >Dave
    > >
    > >

    >






  6. #6
    O/Siris
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    Re: International Phone

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    I *don't* speak for them.



  7. #7
    Stu Sims
    Guest

    Re: International Phone

    Four areas... Three cell systems.

    Europe is GSM (different frequencies than USA).
    US is CDMA and GSM.
    Korea is CDMA (same frequencies as USA)
    Japan has their own systems - none of which are compatible with anyone
    elses.

    You will need at least three phones, possibly 4 because the roaming
    situation between Korea and the USA is confused at best.

    Stu
    remove the "xyz" to reply.
    David Gillooly wrote:

    > I am looking for a Sprint Phone that will work in Europe, Japan, Korea and
    > the USA. So far I am getting conflicting infomation. It seems like will
    > need to move to at least two other companies and have at least two phones.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >





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