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  1. #1
    tarquinlinbin
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    Hi all,
    I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    for roaming?

    thanks

    jo



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  2. #2
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA



    "tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi all,
    > I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for
    > quite a few years as i dont really make all that many
    > phone calls. I am away in the usa for about a month and
    > wondered what my cheapest options are for roaming?


    Depends on your calling pattern. Will you be making local calls in the US
    or calling back to the UK..? For local calls, get a T-Mobile PAYG SIM
    there, for calls back to the UK use the same SIM in conjunction with a
    calling card.

    Ivor





  3. #3
    Benedict Addis
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    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA

    "tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi all,
    > I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    > years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    > the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    > for roaming?


    There was a recent discussion about this you may find useful. Go to Google
    Groups and type in 'Orange Phone in the USA' - it's the first result.

    Benedict.





  4. #4
    tarquinlinbin
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA

    On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 16:07:06 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Hi all,
    >> I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for
    >> quite a few years as i dont really make all that many
    >> phone calls. I am away in the usa for about a month and
    >> wondered what my cheapest options are for roaming?

    >
    >Depends on your calling pattern. Will you be making local calls in the US
    >or calling back to the UK..? For local calls, get a T-Mobile PAYG SIM
    >there, for calls back to the UK use the same SIM in conjunction with a
    >calling card.
    >
    >Ivor
    >

    A calling card ? whats one of those? I use ontel at home if that
    helps..

    jo



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  5. #5
    andy
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    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA


    Fr Jack wrote:
    > tarquinlinbin <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Hi all,
    > >I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    > >years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    > >the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    > >for roaming?

    >
    > An international roaming sim:
    > http://www.0044.co.uk/global-sim-card.htm#
    > http://www.orate.co.uk/Roaming/index.html
    > http://www.oneroam.co.uk/sim-cards.aspx?m=1&mi=1&ms=0
    > http://www.oneroam.co.uk/sim-cards.aspx?m=1&mi=1&ms=0


    They are useful for other countries, but in USA the tariffs are much
    higher, around 50p a minute, so I too would suggest a local SIM and
    calling card




  6. #6
    andy
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA


    tarquinlinbin wrote:
    > On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 16:07:06 +0100, "Ivor Jones"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >


    > >Depends on your calling pattern. Will you be making local calls in the US
    > >or calling back to the UK..? For local calls, get a T-Mobile PAYG SIM
    > >there, for calls back to the UK use the same SIM in conjunction with a
    > >calling card.
    > >
    > >Ivor
    > >

    > A calling card ? whats one of those? I use ontel at home if that
    > helps..


    It's another cheap calls account, that can be used away from home.

    You'd dial an access number, either freephone or ordinary area code.
    Either you then enter your account or PIN number when prompted, or the
    system recognises your phone number you set up earlier (this is not
    always available). Then another prompt, and you dial the destination
    number.

    There are loads of calling cards in USA, and a typical rate for calling
    UK is 2 cents per minute. Using this from a mobile, you'd call the
    access number at the mobile tariff, about 10 to 20 cents, then your
    calling card account is separately charged from the credit balance
    remaining




  7. #7
    www.goldno.com
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    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA

    "tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi all,
    > I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    > years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    > the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    > for roaming?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > jo
    >
    >
    >
    > Remove antispam and add 670 after bra to email



    Get your phone unlocked and get a local USA Pre Pay Card.

    --



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    My help forum
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  8. #8
    tarquinlinbin
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA

    On Sat, 2 Sep 2006 09:12:11 +0100, "www.goldno.com"
    <[email protected](REMOVETHESPAM)payasyougo.me.uk> wrote:

    >"tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Hi all,
    >> I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    >> years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    >> the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    >> for roaming?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >> jo
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Remove antispam and add 670 after bra to email

    >
    >
    >Get your phone unlocked and get a local USA Pre Pay Card.

    Thanks all for replies-ill have a think. I must say that despite the
    recent EU actions,roaming charges for the big providers are still
    scandalous..

    jo OP



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  9. #9
    Gizmo
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA


    "tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 2 Sep 2006 09:12:11 +0100, "www.goldno.com"
    > <[email protected](REMOVETHESPAM)payasyougo.me.uk> wrote:
    >
    >>"tarquinlinbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> I have an O2 pay n go sim in my mobile. I've had it for quite a few
    >>> years as i dont really make all that many phone calls. I am away in
    >>> the usa for about a month and wondered what my cheapest options are
    >>> for roaming?
    >>>
    >>> thanks
    >>>
    >>> jo
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Remove antispam and add 670 after bra to email

    >>
    >>
    >>Get your phone unlocked and get a local USA Pre Pay Card.

    > Thanks all for replies-ill have a think. I must say that despite the
    > recent EU actions,roaming charges for the big providers are still
    > scandalous..


    Others have given good advice regards call charges.

    However, you say your handset is quite a few years old. Which handset is it
    ? It may or may not work in the US.





  10. #10
    mrcamp
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA


    As others said, assuming your phone has the 1900 band and it's unlocked,
    get a tmobile payg sim card. They are very cheap on ebay. You can get
    them with about 150 local minutes for less than $10 including local
    shipping. They'll probably ship to UK for a little more. Also, tmobile
    is still the only prepaid carrier that does not charge extra for
    international SMS ($0.10), so you can save some money by using SMS.
    Also, once you top it up wiuth $100, you automatically get 1 year
    expiration, and get 15% more on any topup. Any additional topup (even
    $10) extends the life of the sim for another year.

    You definitely do not want to roam on O2 for a whole month!




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  11. #11
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA



    "Fr Jack" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "andy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > They are useful for other countries, but in USA the
    > > tariffs are much higher, around 50p a minute, so I too
    > > would suggest a local SIM and calling card

    >
    > Having looked around further, I would abandon the mobile,
    > altogether and use a landline.


    Rather difficult whilst actually mobile..!

    Ivor





  12. #12
    andy
    Guest

    Re: Best option? O2 PAYG roaming in USA


    Ivor Jones wrote:
    > "Fr Jack" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "andy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > They are useful for other countries, but in USA the
    > > > tariffs are much higher, around 50p a minute, so I too
    > > > would suggest a local SIM and calling card

    > >
    > > Having looked around further, I would abandon the mobile,
    > > altogether and use a landline.

    >
    > Rather difficult whilst actually mobile..!
    >
    > Ivor


    - and not actually cheaper from callboxes either, as FCC regulations
    provide that the callbox provider gets paid too, usually as a lump sum
    per call of maybe 50c or so.

    >From ordinary landlines, about 2 cents a minute via an 800 number ...





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