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Sep 9, 2006, 1:14 PM

Japanese phone help

Which Japanese cell phone providers use SIM cards? I know Cingular has a partnership with DoCoMo for international roaming with our phones, but their phones don't use SIM cards. I'm going to Japan in March and planned on shopping for a phone but need to know which company's phones will work with Cingular.
12 replies

Jan 31, 2007, 4:42 PM

Unlocked + Prepaid SIM cards in Eastern Europe

One thing I don't understand about using an unlocked phone with prepaid cards (I should be so lucky as to only not understand one thing! Surprised ), anyway....

I'm traveling around Europe later this spring and wanted to know if the card that I purchase at my first destination (Warsaw) will be usable at the various other places I'll be visiting (Vienna, Prague), which are, of course, all in different countries and which all have different providers.

Thanks for any info!
4 replies

Mar 30, 2007, 12:26 AM

International long distance

I will be going overseas soon and i already know i can use a prepaid sim over there to get service(tmo and cingy charge rediculous rates for roaming), when i get a prepaid sim and get a number and lets say i want to call my dad or anyone else in the states, will they pay for receiving an international long distance call?
2 replies

Mar 27, 2007, 9:21 PM

Traveling in the Czech Republic

I am going to be traveling to the Czech Republic this summer for 2 weeks. I currently have TMobile and will be using an MDA while I travel, and my brother just picked up an unlocked Blackjack and he will be traveling with that. Knowing that both models work as modems for our laptops we would like to use that feature while we are out there. I know that we should be able to use ALL features we currently have here while there, but we were hoping to pick up prepaid sims instead and still be able to use phone and data.

Anyone know if there is a provider that offers both phone and data for prepaids in the Czech Republic? I looked online on the TMo site but the terms are a little different and it honestly confused me more than helped.
2 replies

Mar 23, 2007, 7:51 PM


can anyone help me find a phone that works here in the US that supports the cyrillic alphabet? I have looked and cannot find one

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Mar 4, 2007, 7:34 AM

Which cellphone service works the best in Chiang Mai,Thailand?

I'll be spending three weeks in Thailand which cell services works the best? Verizon Wireless,Cingular, T-Mobile ecta..Will a Prepaid phone work from either service work?

Thanks for any info

Mar 5, 2006, 4:56 PM

Globalstar vs Iridium in the Brit Virgin Islands

i am going sailing in a few weeks in the british virgin islands and am planning to rent a phone. Globalstar's website says they have coverage there but some rental providers i've talked to say Globalstar really doesn't work there. I'm looking for confirmation before i go rent a more expensive iridium phone. Has anyone used Globalstar while sailing in the BVI?
2 replies

Feb 1, 2007, 9:43 PM

Canadian Cellular service

i am traveling to Canada for a month and i have no desire to pay the outrageous per minute rate that cingular wants to charge me as well as the $.50 per txt msg. i can't live without a phone or text messaging back to my friends in the states, any ideas? i have 2 phones, cingular and a regional CDMA carrier. could i bring the CDMA phone up there and activate it for a month on a prepay service? does Canada have prepay? GSM? CDMA?
2 replies

Jan 29, 2007, 3:14 PM

Looking for Nokia N95

Can anyone direct me to a reliable site where I can purchase a Nokia N95 phone. I've been burned by a illegitimate site before. My wounds have still not healed.

Any help you can give me on this I would Greatly appreciate it.


Jan 3, 2007, 8:37 AM


Mad I'm going to italy next month and I would like to know if any of you knows how could I get a cell phone over there Laughing
3 replies

Jan 8, 2007, 7:42 PM


Hey everybody Im going to Israel from the US for maybe a year but will be going back and forth a couple of time throughout the year. I need a new cell phone and was looking at Cingular, which phones if any would work all over the world? Thanks Very Much!
1 replies

Jan 9, 2007, 11:49 PM

Global Plans

When is Vodafone going to strike with global plans? I would imagine there would be roaming if not Vodafone networks are used but still. A step in this direction would be welcome!

May 30, 2004, 12:36 PM

looking for a wholesale phone seller?

Does anyone here have a good wholesale phone connection where i can make a nice size purchase. What i am looking for is a long term supplier of Nextel, Sprint, Verizon and other gsm phones. If anyone has any info to spare that would be great. you can e-mail me at or just reply. thanks alot.
5 replies

Jan 2, 2007, 10:01 PM

PDA Phone & Carrier Choice for FL (USA) and Panama

I'll be switching Cell Phone services and getting a new PDA type phone with Internet eMail, Motorola Q, or Blackberry or something.

Since I plan to visit Panama, maybe spend some time down there and retire there in a few years I'm wondering if there is an inexpensive way to use the same Cell Phone in both Panama and the USA (FL).

E.G. an Unlocked Phone?

I was told by Verizon and Sprint that I should talk to Cingular or T-Mobil because their phones are GSM phones and V & S are not and therefore can not be made to work in Panama.

Still Cingular is talking $1.99 a minute or $2.29 a minute with or without their International Roaming package.

Now a days the cell phone companies sell 'locked' phones so you can only use the phone t...
1 replies

Jan 1, 2007, 9:53 AM

Two-week trip to Spain; need phone advice

In February I'll be in Spain for two weeks and will need an emergency cell phone. I don't expect to receive calls from the US except in case of emergency, and calls within Spain would also be sporadic, but I will need to know that I have service available if need be. I use Cingular and currently have an LG 1300, which doesn't have 900 or 1800 rating, which Frommer's says I need for Europe. I'm not adverse to updating my phone, but don't want to go to a phone with lots of whistles and bells that I don't need (or want ... i.e., camera) just to do this. Any advice? Thanks!
2 replies

Jan 2, 2007, 11:40 AM

Nokia 6610i--- purchased in the Philippines

This is a tri-band 900/1800/1900. I have called Nokia, T-mobile and they all say it should work in the US but when i tried the T-mobile sim cards, it says no network. I cannot figure it out. It worked fine in the philippines. It should not be a locked phone. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is is possible that T-mobile sometimes uses the 850 band in their areas? I thought this band was only for Cingular.
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Oct 2, 2006, 10:14 AM

Do most overseas carriers sell unlocked phones?

Am I to assume that the United States is the only country that locks the phones?
11 replies

Sep 16, 2006, 1:13 PM

Eventual Convergence to 2 Wireless Voice Standards

Do you think people it'll come down to 2 wireless voice standards on a global basis? If you look at it now, GSM and CDMA seem to be the 2 primary ones for voice services. When it comes to data ones, it's an open market with EDGE, EVDO Rev 0 HSDPA/HSUPA having already been deployed with EVDO Rev A and WiMax coming down the pike.
9 replies

Nov 20, 2006, 10:54 PM

Good phone for travel to Asia ???

I just discovered this site and registered just to ask this question... My wife and I travel to Asia (China / Japan) several times a year, We live in california, so Cingular is a common carrier for us... is there a phone that would work for us world wide?

10 replies

Nov 12, 2006, 1:29 PM

Thinking about moving and need advice

So I'm thinking about moving from the U.S. to England and would like to stay in the wireless business. Which company would be the best bet for me? I hear a company called Orange is good. That's as much as I know, though. Any advice is appreciated. TIA!!
4 replies
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