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  1. #1
    Charles Adams
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    A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.

    Any advice is welcomed.

    Thanks,

    C.A.



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  2. #2
    Barry Schrager
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    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    > pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    > obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    > truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    >
    > Any advice is welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > C.A.
    >

    We rented a phone from www.contexttravel.com. It was "reasonably"
    priced, they dropped it off at our hotel and picked it up. No fuss and
    a lot cheaper than Sprint was charging.


    --
    Barry Schrager



  3. #3
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    "Barry Schrager" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > In article <me-0FA1E5.09540511[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    >> A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    >> pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    >> obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    >> truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    >>
    >> Any advice is welcomed.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> C.A.
    >>

    > We rented a phone from www.contexttravel.com. It was "reasonably"
    > priced, they dropped it off at our hotel and picked it up. No fuss and
    > a lot cheaper than Sprint was charging.
    > --
    > Barry Schrager


    In the U.K. this past July, I bought a Pay-As-You-Go Motorola C139
    from Virgin Mobile U.K. for £30, including £15 of airtime.
    Top-up airtime is readily available, with a minimum £10 increment.
    U.K. calls cost about £0.05 per minute, billed by the second, not minute.
    International calls cost more, but they were competitively priced.
    Higher roaming rates apply to calls placed from outside the U.K.,
    but the SIM chip doesn't expire unless idle for 365 consecutive days.
    (Some other PAYG carriers expire SIMs after as little as 90 idle days.)

    Probably, Virgin Mobile does not have any stores in Italy or Greece,
    but Charles' friend should look for some equivalent carrier(s) there.
    For me, buying a phone beat any rental deals I encountered.




  4. #4

    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    What specific cities are they going to be traveling to , and what make
    and model of phones are they using. Some places have coverage,
    someplaces donot, and only certain phones will work at all overseas.
    With the above info I can let you know if it is possible and exactly
    what the cost will be.






    Charles Adams wrote:
    > A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    > pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    > obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    > truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    >
    > Any advice is welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > C.A.





  5. #5

    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    When i worked for sprint we actually had "gsm" loaner phones that we
    gave out to customers traveling abroad. The actually started to the
    program so soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan would be able to call home
    to their families. Its reasonably priced as well. Have a great trip.
    http://www.safelotvegas.com/index.php
    [email protected] wrote:
    > What specific cities are they going to be traveling to , and what make
    > and model of phones are they using. Some places have coverage,
    > someplaces donot, and only certain phones will work at all overseas.
    > With the above info I can let you know if it is possible and exactly
    > what the cost will be.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Charles Adams wrote:
    > > A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    > > pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    > > obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    > > truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    > >
    > > Any advice is welcomed.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > C.A.





  6. #6

    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    When i worked for sprint we actually had "gsm" loaner phones that we
    gave out to customers traveling abroad. The actually started to the
    program so soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan would be able to call home
    to their families. Its reasonably priced as well. Have a great trip.
    http://www.safelotvegas.com/index.php
    [email protected] wrote:
    > What specific cities are they going to be traveling to , and what make
    > and model of phones are they using. Some places have coverage,
    > someplaces donot, and only certain phones will work at all overseas.
    > With the above info I can let you know if it is possible and exactly
    > what the cost will be.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Charles Adams wrote:
    > > A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    > > pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    > > obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    > > truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    > >
    > > Any advice is welcomed.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > C.A.





  7. #7
    JackF
    Guest

    Re: Using Sprint phone in Europe?

    I believe she must have a GSM phone. Sprint can supply one and a SIM
    card so she can use her US number for $1.50/minute.

    I purchased a couple cheap unlocked phones on eBay and SIM cards from
    www.united-mobile.com.

    Charles Adams wrote:
    > A friend is traveling to Italy and Greece soon, and has learned she can
    > pay extra for "Sprint service" while there. My question is, while it's
    > obviously possible, what is the reality of signal availability, is it
    > truly useable and are there hidden charges from European phone providers.
    >
    > Any advice is welcomed.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > C.A.




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