Around the World
Overall Best Global Carrier
In all of the extensive reading on this board that I've done I cannot seem to get a sense of which carrier is best globally. Maybe it is that there are no true global carriers yet, I'm not sure.
My situation is that I live on the east coast but do a lot of travel to Europe and Turkey and thought I should broaden my scope of carriers to consider rather than doing the whole purchasing of pre-paid SIM cards when i get overseas.
Anyway comments would be appreciated.
Shopping in Hong Kong
We are from Canada and we don't know what we must look for to get a phone that will work when we'll come back...
Our friend, who live in HK and come back times to times to Canada, told us that we need GSM tri-band phones. With some research, i found the obvious: many service providers in Canada are GSM compatible and most phones are tri-band (or even quad-band).
Still, is there any other compatibility features i must look for ?
What's the difference between locked and unlocked in a phone ?
Thanks for helping a noob
Best World Phone - CDMA+GSM or Quad GSM
At first I thought a quad-band GSM is what I'm looking for. But what about a dual-mode CDMA and GSM phone?
I would like to buy an Asian phone to use and use it back in the states too.
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Internation phone service and phone options: currently with verizon
I'm moving overseas next month and searching for my best options for cellphone service. I'm leaving to Israel in mid-march and verizon's options for service are limited if any.
The only option presented has been this:
for the price of $349.
I'm researching into other phones that I could use with my verizon service (global only) and hopefully I will be able to stay with verizon.
Verizon does not have international calling plans, so my only options now are cellphones.
I thank everybody ahead of time for the help and any suggestions, cellphone advice or personal experience.
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Motorola E398 Voicemail Icon always ON
I got my E398 about a month or so back....and I got Cingular service.
everything worked great for a few weeks....then I started having a wierd problem...Whenever I retrieved a new voicemail, I was getting a text message and it said text message from '#@' or some other symbols like this...
I took it to Cingular store and the guy looked at it ...i dont exactly know what he did...but now even though I do not have any new voicemails the voicemail notification icon is always ON. I tried to do a Master reset. No help!
I called up Cingular and they tried to do something at their end...but they say the problem seems to be with the phone...and since its not a 'cingular' phone they can provide only limited support.
Does anyone ...
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Cingular & European Tri-Band?
I live in the Marshall Islands and our cells here just switched to the GSM 900 band. I want to get a phone that I will be able to use in the US with Cingular prepaid.
I understand the cingular network is 850/1900. If I get a tri-band that is 900/1800/1900 will I be able to use it with cingular? What will I be losing by not having the 850 band.
Software question for the Samsung D600
what carrier best for GSM phone in the US?
i'm a little confused about all this. if the phone supports GSM 900...
Problem with w550 on Cingular
I've got a w550(not the w600), and I'm using it on the American Cingular network(850 band isn't that important). Everything works fine, except when I go to Medianet and try to download something....everytime I try to go to a download page it pops up "an unexpected error has occured". I downloaded the WAP settings from Sony Ericsson, Cingular's no help as even if they did know what was up they wouldn't tell me 'cause it's not a Cingular-specific phone.....any tech-savvy developers out there able to help me?
Purchasing Unlocked Phones from Overseas
I've tried eBay only to be tempted by a con artist claiming to use an escow service. And I've looked into a number of websites (mostly from Barcelona, Spain), but they all want a cash payment via Western Union. Like I'd ever do that!
So I am about to give up and settle for another crappy US phone that doesn't have the features I want.
Which bands, which countries, which networks...
I'd like to know which of my old phones can be used in the Philippines and I'm not certain which bands are used there.