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  1. #1
    LT
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    How do I find out if my Nokia 6225 will work correctly in London? If it
    will work, what do I need to prearrange before I leave. If it won't work,
    what's the best value for renting a phone for 10 days?
    Thanks
    LT





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: International roaming?


    "LT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > How do I find out if my Nokia 6225 will work correctly in London? If it
    > will work, what do I need to prearrange before I leave. If it won't work,
    > what's the best value for renting a phone for 10 days?
    > Thanks
    > LT


    I can't comment on renting a phone, but according to the specs on the 6225,
    it's CDMA only, and your phone will not work over there, as the cellular
    services offered in the UK are on the GSM protocol.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Toggle
    Guest

    Re: International roaming?

    LT -

    Just buy a phone from one of the prepaid companies over there. No,
    your Sprint calls won't be automatically forwarded, but at least you
    won't be paying dollars per minute to make hotel or restaurant
    reservations. And, if I remember correctly, calls to the US from any
    of the major wireless characters over there are 25-40 cents/minute.
    You can't beat that.

    eBay may be a source for a tri-band GSM (US and Euro frequencies)
    phone. All you need then is the chip and the prepayment cards. Virgin
    Mobile calls them "top-up" cards. They have an operation there too...

    Good luck, and don't waste your money. And don't buy features (data,
    etc.) for a 10-day trip. Phones go out of fashion every two years
    anyway.




  4. #4
    LT
    Guest

    Re: International roaming?

    Good comments, thanks. Don't any US carriers work overseas? I need to
    renew plans anyway, would I be better served changing to Verizon or
    Cingular?
    Thanks again
    LT


    "Toggle" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > LT -
    >
    > Just buy a phone from one of the prepaid companies over there. No,
    > your Sprint calls won't be automatically forwarded, but at least you
    > won't be paying dollars per minute to make hotel or restaurant
    > reservations. And, if I remember correctly, calls to the US from any
    > of the major wireless characters over there are 25-40 cents/minute.
    > You can't beat that.
    >
    > eBay may be a source for a tri-band GSM (US and Euro frequencies)
    > phone. All you need then is the chip and the prepayment cards. Virgin
    > Mobile calls them "top-up" cards. They have an operation there too...
    >
    > Good luck, and don't waste your money. And don't buy features (data,
    > etc.) for a 10-day trip. Phones go out of fashion every two years
    > anyway.
    >






  5. #5
    DavyDE
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    Re: International roaming?

    Any of the U.S GSM carriers, AT&T/Cingular/Tmobile, will work overseas with
    your same number. This is called international roaming, the rates are more
    expensive than just getting a prepaid SIM card when you get over there. But
    if you want the convenience of one phone number around the world...it's your
    choice.


    On 1/29/06 3:15 PM, in article [email protected],
    "LT" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Good comments, thanks. Don't any US carriers work overseas? I need to
    > renew plans anyway, would I be better served changing to Verizon or
    > Cingular?
    > Thanks again
    > LT
    >
    >
    > "Toggle" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> LT -
    >>
    >> Just buy a phone from one of the prepaid companies over there. No,
    >> your Sprint calls won't be automatically forwarded, but at least you
    >> won't be paying dollars per minute to make hotel or restaurant
    >> reservations. And, if I remember correctly, calls to the US from any
    >> of the major wireless characters over there are 25-40 cents/minute.
    >> You can't beat that.
    >>
    >> eBay may be a source for a tri-band GSM (US and Euro frequencies)
    >> phone. All you need then is the chip and the prepayment cards. Virgin
    >> Mobile calls them "top-up" cards. They have an operation there too...
    >>
    >> Good luck, and don't waste your money. And don't buy features (data,
    >> etc.) for a 10-day trip. Phones go out of fashion every two years
    >> anyway.
    >>

    >
    >





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