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  1. #1
    GSM
    Guest
    I keep reading about being able to roam in Australia but so far have been
    unsuccessful.

    When I am there I get a full signal strength and my clock date and time are
    correct but cannot place any calls. When ever I call SPCS they say that you
    cannot roam in Australia.

    So, who are all of these people say that that latest PRL allows it????








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  2. #2
    Rob Vargas
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    > I keep reading about being able to roam in Australia but so far have been
    > unsuccessful.
    >
    > When I am there I get a full signal strength and my clock date and time are
    > correct but cannot place any calls. When ever I call SPCS they say that you
    > cannot roam in Australia.
    >
    > So, who are all of these people say that that latest PRL allows it????
    >


    You have to call Sprint PCS at least 7 days in advance to use it while
    travelling internationally. According to the Sprint PCS web site,
    though, all coverage in Australia is GSM, so no, you can't roam there
    anyway unless you rent a GSM phone from Sprint PCS. You the rental on
    that phone PLUS fees for airtime. According to the web site, it's
    $1.50/min to roam internationally in Sydney and in Melbourne, the two
    cities I checked. It's an enormous URL, so just to the
    www.sprintpcs.com, click on the SHOPPING tab, then "Plans & Coverage",
    then "Network & Roaming", and finally, "International Roaming."

    According to that site, there's a little bit of CDMA coverage in New
    Zealand, but none in Australia. And *both* New Zealand and Australia
    would go to war with you if you ever said they were the same country.


    I'm sorry to say that, if you're already in Australia, Sprint can't help
    you. Your best bet is to just get a pay-as-you-go phone and accept that
    while you're in Australia.



  3. #3
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    > > I keep reading about being able to roam in Australia but so far have

    been
    > > unsuccessful.
    > >
    > > When I am there I get a full signal strength and my clock date and time

    are
    > > correct but cannot place any calls. When ever I call SPCS they say that

    you
    > > cannot roam in Australia.
    > >
    > > So, who are all of these people say that that latest PRL allows it????
    > >

    >
    > You have to call Sprint PCS at least 7 days in advance to use it while
    > travelling internationally. According to the Sprint PCS web site,
    > though, all coverage in Australia is GSM, so no, you can't roam there
    > anyway unless you rent a GSM phone from Sprint PCS. You the rental on
    > that phone PLUS fees for airtime. According to the web site, it's
    > $1.50/min to roam internationally in Sydney and in Melbourne, the two
    > cities I checked. It's an enormous URL, so just to the
    > www.sprintpcs.com, click on the SHOPPING tab, then "Plans & Coverage",
    > then "Network & Roaming", and finally, "International Roaming."
    >
    > According to that site, there's a little bit of CDMA coverage in New
    > Zealand, but none in Australia. And *both* New Zealand and Australia
    > would go to war with you if you ever said they were the same country.
    >
    >
    > I'm sorry to say that, if you're already in Australia, Sprint can't help
    > you. Your best bet is to just get a pay-as-you-go phone and accept that
    > while you're in Australia.


    You're right about us going to war lest you suggest we're the same country.
    However, in NZ, CDMA is the predominant network and has a larger coverage
    than GSM. CDMA works all across Australia as we can roam to there with ease
    on our CDMA handsets. Unfortunately it looks like my piece of info won't
    help much since you failed to contact Sprint before you left.

    Cheers, DD





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    > > I keep reading about being able to roam in Australia but so far have

    been
    > > unsuccessful.
    > >
    > > When I am there I get a full signal strength and my clock date and time

    are
    > > correct but cannot place any calls. When ever I call SPCS they say that

    you
    > > cannot roam in Australia.
    > >
    > > So, who are all of these people say that that latest PRL allows it????
    > >

    >
    > You have to call Sprint PCS at least 7 days in advance to use it while
    > travelling internationally. According to the Sprint PCS web site,
    > though, all coverage in Australia is GSM, so no, you can't roam there
    > anyway unless you rent a GSM phone from Sprint PCS. You the rental on
    > that phone PLUS fees for airtime. According to the web site, it's
    > $1.50/min to roam internationally in Sydney and in Melbourne, the two
    > cities I checked. It's an enormous URL, so just to the
    > www.sprintpcs.com, click on the SHOPPING tab, then "Plans & Coverage",
    > then "Network & Roaming", and finally, "International Roaming."
    >
    > According to that site, there's a little bit of CDMA coverage in New
    > Zealand, but none in Australia. And *both* New Zealand and Australia
    > would go to war with you if you ever said they were the same country.
    >
    >
    > I'm sorry to say that, if you're already in Australia, Sprint can't help
    > you. Your best bet is to just get a pay-as-you-go phone and accept that
    > while you're in Australia.


    And according to http://cdg.org/worldwide/index.asp and selecting Australia
    or NZ, there appears to be quite a bit of CDMA coverage on 800 MHz.

    Bob





  5. #5
    GSM
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    <@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message news[email protected]
    >
    > "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    >> > I keep reading about being able to roam in Australia but so far have

    > been
    >> > unsuccessful.
    >> >
    >> > When I am there I get a full signal strength and my clock date and time

    > are
    >> > correct but cannot place any calls. When ever I call SPCS they say
    >> > that

    > you
    >> > cannot roam in Australia.
    >> >
    >> > So, who are all of these people say that that latest PRL allows it????
    >> >

    >>
    >> You have to call Sprint PCS at least 7 days in advance to use it while
    >> travelling internationally. According to the Sprint PCS web site,
    >> though, all coverage in Australia is GSM, so no, you can't roam there
    >> anyway unless you rent a GSM phone from Sprint PCS. You the rental on
    >> that phone PLUS fees for airtime. According to the web site, it's
    >> $1.50/min to roam internationally in Sydney and in Melbourne, the two
    >> cities I checked. It's an enormous URL, so just to the
    >> www.sprintpcs.com, click on the SHOPPING tab, then "Plans & Coverage",
    >> then "Network & Roaming", and finally, "International Roaming."
    >>
    >> According to that site, there's a little bit of CDMA coverage in New
    >> Zealand, but none in Australia. And *both* New Zealand and Australia
    >> would go to war with you if you ever said they were the same country.
    >>
    >>
    >> I'm sorry to say that, if you're already in Australia, Sprint can't help
    >> you. Your best bet is to just get a pay-as-you-go phone and accept that
    >> while you're in Australia.

    >
    > You're right about us going to war lest you suggest we're the same
    > country.
    > However, in NZ, CDMA is the predominant network and has a larger coverage
    > than GSM. CDMA works all across Australia as we can roam to there with
    > ease
    > on our CDMA handsets. Unfortunately it looks like my piece of info won't
    > help much since you failed to contact Sprint before you left.
    >
    > Cheers, DD
    >


    Thanks for the info. I am not actually in Australia right now. I travel
    there a lot and use a GSM phone (Optus) when I am there. But it would be
    nice to just use the SprintPCS phone since I know it would work. I guess
    they just can't get CDMA roaming agreements in place yet. But then again,
    Verizon is in the same boat.






  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    > Thanks for the info. I am not actually in Australia right now. I travel
    > there a lot and use a GSM phone (Optus) when I am there. But it would be
    > nice to just use the SprintPCS phone since I know it would work. I guess
    > they just can't get CDMA roaming agreements in place yet. But then again,
    > Verizon is in the same boat.
    >


    Bob Smith said CDMA coverage in Australia is 800MHz. That explains why
    your Sprint phone won't work there. I don't think that's a frequency
    band that Sprint phones can access.

    --
    RŲß
    O/Siris
    -+-
    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



  7. #7
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    "O/Siris" <rŲ[email protected]āst.nźt> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]_dot_com.com says...
    > Thanks for the info. I am not actually in Australia right now. I travel
    > there a lot and use a GSM phone (Optus) when I am there. But it would be
    > nice to just use the SprintPCS phone since I know it would work. I guess
    > they just can't get CDMA roaming agreements in place yet. But then again,
    > Verizon is in the same boat.
    >


    Bob Smith said CDMA coverage in Australia is 800MHz. That explains why
    your Sprint phone won't work there. I don't think that's a frequency
    band that Sprint phones can access.

    --
    Actually Rob, I just passed on what cdg.org passed on ... As for the phone,
    if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam. The only
    consideration is if roaming agreements are in place with those Aussie & NZ
    CDMA wireless providers ...

    Bob





  8. #8
    Rob Vargas
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > As for the phone,
    > if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.
    >


    OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone



  9. #9
    GSM
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    Any dual-band/tri-mode phone....i.e., most of the phones SprintPCS offers...

    "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> As for the phone,
    >> if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.
    >>

    >
    > OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone






  10. #10
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > As for the phone,
    > > if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.
    > >

    >
    > OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone


    95% of the phones SPCS has been selling for the past 18 months have 800
    Analog / 800 CDMA / 1900 CDMA

    Bob





  11. #11

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    >[email protected] says...
    >> As for the phone,
    >> if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.


    Rob Vargas <[email protected]āndāllind.com> replied:
    >OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone


    Samsung SPH-i300 & SPH-i330 (discontinued, eBay)
    Samsung SPH-i500, listed under Phones & Accessories at
    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/ExploreHome.jsp






  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]āndāllind.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > > As for the phone,
    > > > if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.
    > > >

    > >
    > > OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone

    >
    > 95% of the phones SPCS has been selling for the past 18 months have 800
    > Analog / 800 CDMA / 1900 CDMA
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >


    There's *got* to be something about CDMA in Australia that's
    incompatible, then. *or* that international roaming web site hasn't
    been updated in forever. That site isn't concerned with whether CDMA
    exists at all, only if it's compatible with Sprint PCS Phones.
    According to it, though, Sprint phones won't work in Australia, and one
    poster here appears to have confirmed that.

    Are you sure it's 800, and not maybe 850 or 900?

    --
    RŲß
    O/Siris
    -+-
    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



  13. #13
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Roaming in Australia


    "O/Siris" <rŲ[email protected]āst.nźt> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > "Rob Vargas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > > As for the phone,
    > > > if it has 800 MHz digital capability, it should be able to roam.
    > > >

    > >
    > > OK, then, find such a Sprint PCS phone

    >
    > 95% of the phones SPCS has been selling for the past 18 months have 800
    > Analog / 800 CDMA / 1900 CDMA
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >


    There's *got* to be something about CDMA in Australia that's
    incompatible, then. *or* that international roaming web site hasn't
    been updated in forever. That site isn't concerned with whether CDMA
    exists at all, only if it's compatible with Sprint PCS Phones.
    According to it, though, Sprint phones won't work in Australia, and one
    poster here appears to have confirmed that.

    Are you sure it's 800, and not maybe 850 or 900?

    --
    RX_
    O/Siris

    Rob ... per http://cdg.org/worldwide/index.asp , then clicking on the Asia
    link, then clicking on Australia on the map, all it mentions is 800 CDMA ...
    Scroll down through the list ... When checking out Telstra -
    http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/index.htm?tR=4hm , and their phone section,
    they offer both GSM & CDMA phones. On the CDMA, their phones have 800 / 1900
    MHz CDMA.

    For Hutchinson, via their Orange Service,
    http://www.orange.net.au/pages/Defau...PageID=12&id=1 Their phones also
    have 800/1900 MHz CDMA.

    As for how old those web pages are on SPCS, and whether any roaming
    information has been updated, I don't have a clue.

    Bob





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