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  1. #1
    Trentİ
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    I'm goin' to Jamaica in a couple of weeks.

    Does anybody know if a Sprint phone can be used there...interested in
    voice only...and what the roaming rate might be.

    I called customer support.

    She said, 'No...the phone can't be used there. But if it DOES work,
    the rate will be very expensive'. lol

    Go figure!!


    Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...

    Trent


    Proud member of the Roy Rogers fan club!





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Jamaica


    "Trentİ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm goin' to Jamaica in a couple of weeks.
    >
    > Does anybody know if a Sprint phone can be used there...interested in
    > voice only...and what the roaming rate might be.
    >
    > I called customer support.
    >
    > She said, 'No...the phone can't be used there. But if it DOES work,
    > the rate will be very expensive'. lol
    >
    > Go figure!!
    >
    >
    > Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...
    >
    > Trent


    You didn't say which phone you have, and in looking over cdg.org, the only
    CDMA frequency offered there is 800MHZ. So, if you can roam on that, or on
    800 Analog, it will cost you a bunch in roaming fees.

    Bob::Hoping you stay clear of any hurricanes ... ::





  3. #3
    Sprintposter
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    > it will cost you a bunch in roaming fees.

    Like $4 /minute ?



  4. #4
    Trentİ
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 12:19:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Trentİ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I'm goin' to Jamaica in a couple of weeks.
    >>
    >> Does anybody know if a Sprint phone can be used there...interested in
    >> voice only...and what the roaming rate might be.
    >>
    >> I called customer support.
    >>
    >> She said, 'No...the phone can't be used there. But if it DOES work,
    >> the rate will be very expensive'. lol
    >>
    >> Go figure!!
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...
    >>
    >> Trent

    >
    >You didn't say which phone you have, and in looking over cdg.org, the only
    >CDMA frequency offered there is 800MHZ. So, if you can roam on that, or on
    >800 Analog, it will cost you a bunch in roaming fees.


    Sorry, Bob...its a 4900.

    >Bob::Hoping you stay clear of any hurricanes ... ::
    >


    I've been watching...looks okay so far.

    They don't get too many each season. The other islands pretty much
    block them. And I'll be on the west coast...Negril.


    Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...

    Trent


    Proud member of the Roy Rogers fan club!



  5. #5
    Brad Willet
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    Trent,

    I just came back from Negril last week, and neither my Verizon phone nor
    my Sprint phone would work at the airport or at the resort in Negril.
    But do you really want to be talking to anyone when you are out there?
    I didn't miss it all that much.

    We went to Couples Negril - absolutely beautiful.

    Have fun,
    Brad


    Trentİ <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I'm goin' to Jamaica in a couple of weeks.
    >
    > Does anybody know if a Sprint phone can be used there...interested in
    > voice only...and what the roaming rate might be.
    >
    > I called customer support.
    >
    > She said, 'No...the phone can't be used there. But if it DOES work,
    > the rate will be very expensive'. lol
    >
    > Go figure!!
    >
    >
    > Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...
    >
    > Trent
    >
    >
    > Proud member of the Roy Rogers fan club!
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  6. #6
    mcdgi
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    Last time I went to Kingston on business, I reserached this a little. Your
    best bet was either a TDMA network like Cable and Wirelss or GSM under, I
    think they were called Digicell. I took my ATT&T TDMA phone down there and
    it worked quite well. I was expecting to be horrified at the bill, but I
    think my calls were running about $1 a minute. The sprint phone on CDMA is
    not likely to work



    "Trentİ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm goin' to Jamaica in a couple of weeks.
    >
    > Does anybody know if a Sprint phone can be used there...interested in
    > voice only...and what the roaming rate might be.
    >
    > I called customer support.
    >
    > She said, 'No...the phone can't be used there. But if it DOES work,
    > the rate will be very expensive'. lol
    >
    > Go figure!!
    >
    >
    > Hope ya'll have a nice weekend...
    >
    > Trent
    >
    >
    > Proud member of the Roy Rogers fan club!
    >
    >






  7. #7
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "mcdgi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Last time I went to Kingston on business, I reserached this a little. Your
    > best bet was either a TDMA network like Cable and Wirelss or GSM under, I
    > think they were called Digicell. I took my ATT&T TDMA phone down there and
    > it worked quite well. I was expecting to be horrified at the bill, but I
    > think my calls were running about $1 a minute. The sprint phone on CDMA is
    > not likely to work



    I took my Sprint cell phone on a Caribbean cruise last year, and after
    Key West, it didn't work anywhere, not Cozumel, not Caymens, not Aruba.



  8. #8
    Trentİ
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 14:21:19 -0000, [email protected] (Brad
    Willet) wrote:

    >Trent,
    >
    >I just came back from Negril last week, and neither my Verizon phone nor
    >my Sprint phone would work at the airport or at the resort in Negril.
    >But do you really want to be talking to anyone when you are out there?
    >I didn't miss it all that much.
    >
    >We went to Couples Negril - absolutely beautiful.
    >
    >Have fun,
    >Brad
    >


    We're goin' to Beaches Negril, Brad...all inclusive...for a week. How
    was the bus trip?...take about an hour?

    I only wanted to make 2 calls...

    1. 'Hi...we made it safely.'

    2. 'Hi...we're leaving now.'

    Did you happen to see any public computers down there?...to send a
    quick email.

    Thanks to everyone for the replies.

    Hope ya'll had a nice weekend...

    Trent


    Proud member of the Roy Rogers fan club!



  9. #9
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica



    [email protected] (Sprintposter) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > > it will cost you a bunch in roaming fees.

    >
    > Like $4 /minute ?


    I was charged roughly $2.50 per minute when I called from Bermuda a few
    years ago.

    $1.50 for international long distance, and $1.00 for international
    roaming. (numbers might be a few cents off).

    I didn't get ot test it in Panama, Costa Rica, or Belize earlier this
    year (I wish I did, though)...

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  10. #10
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote:

    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Sprintposter) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > > it will cost you a bunch in roaming fees.

    > >
    > > Like $4 /minute ?

    >
    > I was charged roughly $2.50 per minute when I called from Bermuda a few
    > years ago.
    >
    > $1.50 for international long distance, and $1.00 for international
    > roaming. (numbers might be a few cents off).
    >
    > I didn't get ot test it in Panama, Costa Rica, or Belize earlier this
    > year (I wish I did, though)...




    isn't that a major assumption, that maybe you could roam there/ they
    might be GSM only, in which no standard stateside SprintPCS p[hone would
    work, which is what I found in Cozumel, Aruba etc..



  11. #11
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica



    P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > > I was charged roughly $2.50 per minute when I called from Bermuda a few
    > > years ago.
    > >
    > > $1.50 for international long distance, and $1.00 for international
    > > roaming. (numbers might be a few cents off).
    > >
    > > I didn't get ot test it in Panama, Costa Rica, or Belize earlier this
    > > year (I wish I did, though)...

    >
    >
    >
    > isn't that a major assumption, that maybe you could roam there/ they
    > might be GSM only, in which no standard stateside SprintPCS p[hone would
    > work, which is what I found in Cozumel, Aruba etc..


    Where is the assumption? I showed what I got charged while in Bermude,
    and also stated I didn't get to test it in 3 other countries, and that I
    wish I did get to test it while I was there.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  12. #12
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica


    "P Reality" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "mcdgi" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Last time I went to Kingston on business, I reserached this a

    little. Your
    > > best bet was either a TDMA network like Cable and Wirelss or GSM

    under, I
    > > think they were called Digicell. I took my ATT&T TDMA phone down

    there and
    > > it worked quite well. I was expecting to be horrified at the

    bill, but I
    > > think my calls were running about $1 a minute. The sprint phone

    on CDMA is
    > > not likely to work

    >
    >
    > I took my Sprint cell phone on a Caribbean cruise last year, and

    after
    > Key West, it didn't work anywhere, not Cozumel, not Caymens, not

    Aruba.

    My SPCS phone did work in the Caymans. Strictly analog calling, but it
    did work. $1 per min. for local calls.

    Bob





  13. #13
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote:

    >
    >
    > P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > > I was charged roughly $2.50 per minute when I called from Bermuda a few
    > > > years ago.
    > > >
    > > > $1.50 for international long distance, and $1.00 for international
    > > > roaming. (numbers might be a few cents off).
    > > >
    > > > I didn't get ot test it in Panama, Costa Rica, or Belize earlier this
    > > > year (I wish I did, though)...

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > isn't that a major assumption, that maybe you could roam there/ they
    > > might be GSM only, in which no standard stateside SprintPCS p[hone would
    > > work, which is what I found in Cozumel, Aruba etc..

    >
    > Where is the assumption? I showed what I got charged while in Bermude,
    > and also stated I didn't get to test it in 3 other countries, and that I
    > wish I did get to test it while I was there.




    Sprint employees due a MAJOR disservice if they tell people to try and
    use their SprintPCS phone over seas. GSM is the standard in most of the
    rest of the world, and SprintPCS phones flat won't work, and in the few
    cases they do, its a major roaming charge (multiple dollars per minute).



  14. #14
    Brad Willet
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    Trent,

    Our resort had one public computer with web access. Had to wait 10
    minutes or so to get on, but worth it. I'd check with the resort to see
    if they have one - it wasn't advertised for Couples but they did have
    one.

    The bus ride is more like 90 minutes (Beaches is very close to Couples),
    and bring a video camera! I thought they drove crazy in Atlanta!
    You'll trip out when driving through the little densely populated towns
    and you think you're going to get in a head-on collision every 20
    seconds. They pass (bus drivers included) whenever they want to,
    regardless of whether they should But at least they are polite about
    it (they just wave instead of yelling and road-raging).

    Oh yeah, and check your luggage very thoroughly right before you head to
    the airport to leave Jamaica. A couple we buddied up with found a small
    bag of coke stuffed deep into their luggage. The police said it was
    probably someone at the airport who was afraid the cops were on their
    trail so they stashed it with the Americans in hopes of retrieving it
    later. "No problem mon, happens all de time" is what he was told....

    To stay on topic, Sprint never worked for me, but I heard someone
    mention that Cingular did. Didn't verify that though.

    Have a Red Stripe for me!

    > We're goin' to Beaches Negril, Brad...all inclusive...for a week. How
    > was the bus trip?...take about an hour?
    >
    > I only wanted to make 2 calls...
    >
    > 1. 'Hi...we made it safely.'
    >
    > 2. 'Hi...we're leaving now.'
    >
    > Did you happen to see any public computers down there?...to send a
    > quick email.



    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  15. #15
    Brad Willet
    Guest

    Re: Jamaica

    Now that I think about it, I did have my Sprint phone locked into
    SprintPCS only mode. Never tried analog on the Sprint phone... Just a
    thought.

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <R1j9b.17530$Aq2.160[email protected]>:
    >
    > "P Reality" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "mcdgi" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Last time I went to Kingston on business, I reserached this a

    > little. Your
    > > > best bet was either a TDMA network like Cable and Wirelss or GSM

    > under, I
    > > > think they were called Digicell. I took my ATT&T TDMA phone down

    > there and
    > > > it worked quite well. I was expecting to be horrified at the

    > bill, but I
    > > > think my calls were running about $1 a minute. The sprint phone

    > on CDMA is
    > > > not likely to work

    > >
    > >
    > > I took my Sprint cell phone on a Caribbean cruise last year, and

    > after
    > > Key West, it didn't work anywhere, not Cozumel, not Caymens, not

    > Aruba.
    >
    > My SPCS phone did work in the Caymans. Strictly analog calling, but it
    > did work. $1 per min. for local calls.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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