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    moria
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    I know nothing about cell phones.
    I bought a Siemens A56 in Mexico and then bought a phone card. My friends entered the card # into the phone.
    (It has a mexican number and I don't speak much spanish)
    Much to my surprise, the phone worked in the US.

    1. Can I buy a phone card in the US and key in the numbers?

    2. When the phone lights up......it says cingular wirleless Telcel GSM. What does that mean?


    Slange foille, Moria


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    erwin 10-4
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    your phone is roaming here in the u.s and using cingular network. don't buy cigular prapaid card and put it to your telcel network provider, it's not gonna work, you have to get a telcel prepaid card and put it to your telcel provider, how to get that i don't know but if you know somebody live in mexico let them buy the prepaid card for you and just txt the pin number to you. thats what i do to my glode telecom international roaming simcard (philippines sim card)



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    moria
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    Thanks for your reply. Yours was the only one I got and I posted all over. I.e in Baja etc. <big smile>

    My sister who does not speak spanish sent me a telmex card but I think its for public telephones. At any rate, I do not know how to enter the phone card number. A *333 comes up on the menu but when I enter the card #, nothing happens.

    Slange Go foille, Moria

    Guess I will wait until I go back down to Mexico and learn how to do it.

    Thanks again for your reply



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    erwin 10-4
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    on my globe telecom (philippines sim card) if my bro send my a reloading number pin for reload on my sim i dial *123* followed by pin number, example pin number 1234567890 and # at the end, and i press send. it goes like this. *123*1234567890# no space, and then i press send. after that i recieve a txt message from globe that my reloading is succesful and my new account balace show on txt from globe. i don't know how to reload on telcel. talk to your sister and tell them how to reload if the sim use international. im sure that they have answer for that.



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    <<*123*1234567890# no space, and then i press send. after that i recieve a txt message from globe that my reloading is succesful and my new account balace show on txt from globe.>>

    Hello Erwin 10-4
    Thank you, your advice makes a lot of sense.
    My sis is sending me a card.

    I suppose it would be easier to just go and buy a cell phone with a pre paid plan, but I like the idea of the phone i bought in Mexico (in front of a grocery store). It is nice to trust people. Also, I like the idea of buying from people and not large corporations.

    I had never used a cell phone and had nevr heard the term "roaming" until you informed me. It's people like you that make the internet great.........and make learning fun.

    Thanks a lot, Moria



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    erwin 10-4
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    thanks moria,
    it's alot better if you keep that sim from mexico. it will save alot of money those who send you a txt messaging thru your mex simcard than to your cellphone here in the u.s. that's why i have my phil. roaming simcard just to save some money to my relatives and friend from the phil. you see my bro send me txt massaging to my globe int. simcard and it cost him 1 peso per send, and if he send txt thru my t-mo it cost him 15 pesos bcoz that consider as international txt massaging. it only cost him local if he send the txt to my globe international roaming. that's the reason why i have this globe int.roaming simcard. use your simcard just for incoming txt from mexico and reply to your regular phone here, both party will save money by doing this.



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