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  1. #1
    Taylor Vincent
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    I have a Telus pay-as-you-go cellphone, used here in the Toronto area.
    I'll be visiting the US in a few months, and would like to use the
    cellphone there.

    Telus doesn't support it, but the salesman said there is some way of using
    it; the catch is that they (whoever they are) charge outrageous amounts
    per minute - he said $15 / minute wasn't out of the question.

    Is there some way of using it in the US that won't bankrupt me?





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  2. #2
    Stanley Reynolds
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    Re: Using Canadian Cellphone in USA


    "Taylor Vincent" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have a Telus pay-as-you-go cellphone, used here in the Toronto area.
    > I'll be visiting the US in a few months, and would like to use the
    > cellphone there.
    >
    > Telus doesn't support it, but the salesman said there is some way of using
    > it; the catch is that they (whoever they are) charge outrageous amounts
    > per minute - he said $15 / minute wasn't out of the question.
    >
    > Is there some way of using it in the US that won't bankrupt me?
    >
    >

    I'am guessing your phone is a tri-mode cdma/amps phone, please post your
    model number. The high rate is for roamers with unactivated phones calling
    collect or using a credit card. The rate is about $2 per minute with a $2-$3
    setup fee per call, USD. No incomming calls with this setup. Will you be
    visiting all of the US or just one region ? Your best bet would be to pickup
    a prepaid phone for use here. Which phone would depend on where and how much
    you will use the phone. Check out this site we have had a lot of changes to
    prepaid plans here:
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm






  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Using Canadian Cellphone in USA

    Taylor Vincent wrote:
    > I have a Telus pay-as-you-go cellphone, used here in the Toronto area.
    > I'll be visiting the US in a few months, and would like to use the
    > cellphone there.
    >
    > Telus doesn't support it, but the salesman said there is some way of using
    > it; the catch is that they (whoever they are) charge outrageous amounts
    > per minute - he said $15 / minute wasn't out of the question.
    >
    > Is there some way of using it in the US that won't bankrupt me?


    I doubt it's $15/minute, unles Telus really, really screws over their prepaid
    customers. Might be between 50 cents and a buck a minute.

    Your best bet might just be to get a US prepay here...

    >



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  4. #4
    Paul Hirose
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    Re: Using Canadian Cellphone in USA

    "Taylor Vincent" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Telus doesn't support it, but the salesman said there is some way of
    > using
    > it; the catch is that they (whoever they are) charge outrageous
    > amounts
    > per minute - he said $15 / minute wasn't out of the question.



    I guess "they" would be Nextel. Customers of Nextel's prepaid service,
    Boost Mobile, can roam onto Telus for a 20 cents per minute surcharge
    according to this chart:

    http://www.cellguru.net/prepaid_compare.htm#Boost

    But you have the opposite situation, and
    I have no idea what the charge would be. Have you checked Steve
    Punter's page?

    http://www.arcx.com/sites/index.htm


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