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  1. #1
    As a SPCS customer, I'm curious about cell service around Blaine, WA.
    Could my handset accidently roam on a Canadian provider? I wouldn't
    want to pay that bill. How far into B.C. can I hold onto a SPCS
    signal?

    Thanks,
    The Fantastic Firenzi Family

    p.s. I haven't been active in this ng for a few years. I'm amazed to
    see some of the old-timers still going at it!




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  2. #2
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Blaine, Washington Roaming

    I don't know specifically about service in Blaine, but it looks like
    you're within a mile of the border, so if your SPCS phone's Roaming
    setting was set to 'Automatic' and your phone momentarily lost its
    Sprint signal, then it's as likely you could roam onto a Canadian
    provider such as Bell Canada or Telus as you might onto Verizon
    Wireless. (Detail - also depends on the order of providers in the
    phone's PRL and whose signal was acquired first.)

    When I visited Niagara Falls, Ontario in 2004, I kept my SPCS phone's
    Roaming set to "Sprint only" and I had no trouble using a Sprint signal
    up to 2-4 miles into Canada. When we traveled deep enough into Canada
    that I lost the Sprint signal, I would then switch the roaming setting
    to 'Automatic' and roam on Bell Canada for about 50 cents per minute.
    Also, my wife visited Aldergrove, BC just a mile or so from the US, and
    with her phone set to "Sprint only" she held onto a Sprint signal there.

    [email protected] wrote:
    > As a SPCS customer, I'm curious about cell service around Blaine, WA.
    > Could my handset accidently roam on a Canadian provider? I wouldn't
    > want to pay that bill. How far into B.C. can I hold onto a SPCS
    > signal?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > The Fantastic Firenzi Family
    >
    > p.s. I haven't been active in this ng for a few years. I'm amazed to
    > see some of the old-timers still going at it!
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  3. #3
    Lyle Walsh
    Guest

    Re: Blaine, Washington Roaming


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > As a SPCS customer, I'm curious about cell service around Blaine, WA.
    > Could my handset accidently roam on a Canadian provider? I wouldn't
    > want to pay that bill. How far into B.C. can I hold onto a SPCS
    > signal?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > The Fantastic Firenzi Family
    >
    > p.s. I haven't been active in this ng for a few years. I'm amazed to
    > see some of the old-timers still going at it!
    >


    Yup I had it happen to me last summer in Blaine
    lyle





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