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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

Dec 4, 2006, 9:25 PM

Using cingular phone in St Lucia

I'm going to St. Lucia for a week and called Cingular to sign up for international rate. However, when I checked phone scoop to see if my Nokia 6102j phone would work, I got confused. Does anyone know if it will work in St. Lucia? Thanks
8 replies

Dec 7, 2006, 2:50 PM

Travelling to Europe


I just wondered if anybody has any experience or heard from that company They rent International cellphones and they have good pricing. Any feedback would be much apprecited.

3 replies

Nov 26, 2006, 11:02 PM

Basic provider/phone decisions

Hi! I have a motorola v265 phone through Cricket. Can it be unlocked and used in the Dominican Republic and/or Europe? I also have Sprint service with another phone for travel in the US. I am thinking of canceling Sprint, signing up with a new provider who offer better international coverage, and buying a new phone to go with it. I only need the basics--calling in and out. Can anyone recommend a good provider and a phone? Thank you, Beverly
2 replies

Nov 5, 2006, 6:13 PM

t mobile....sk3 or mda?

im lookin at these two phones and im not sure which to get never delt with t more leaning to the mda though.. what is a good site to order from that actually carries threw with there rebates? im gona b signing a 2 year contract.
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Nov 3, 2006, 2:34 PM

k800 use in the USA


i am in the USA and just got the Sony k800. i inserted my cingular SIM that works fine in my other phones. the problem is, in locations that i normally get service, i get no service and i get the EMERGENCY ONLY call option.

then, when i step outside, i get service. is there a frequency i do not get here on that phone? i got it because i wanted to use it for traveling internationally as well as here in the states, isnt it supposed to work everywhere here as well?

2 replies

Oct 29, 2006, 6:02 PM


I'm looking into getting this phone, I was wondering if it is a locked phone, and if it is, are there any unlucking programs or someone can unlock this phone?
2 replies

Oct 25, 2006, 3:19 PM

Roaming suggestions for africa (among other locations)

My boss travels internationally about 50% of the time, much to S. America and African countries, but also Netherlands, Denmark etc.

In the US, we use VZW and internationally he uses tmo.

Rates vary from .99/min to 4.99 typically - but I'd like to know if anyone has any recommendations for carriers that service a good chunk of these areas a bit cheaper.

If it's not much difference, we probably don't want to juggle a 3rd phone - if it's significant - we might.

Last roaming bill was about $900 - probably just th cost of doing business - but hey - if I can shave off $500 a month and be a big hero it would be just mahvelous...
8 replies

Sep 4, 2006, 3:50 PM


So uh.. Does Vodafone own everything?!

Can someone please explain to me the extent of power vodafone has over the wireless industry everywhere?
8 replies

Jul 14, 2006, 9:19 PM


I need help with GSM tri bands and quad bands.

My understanding is that the 850 and 900 freq. are only useful in the US. while the 1800 and 1900 are the bands used in foriegn countries.

So a tri band will work in any foriegn country.

This is relative to using local SIM cards.

Is this correct?


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Sep 25, 2006, 3:08 PM

sims, locks & Nokia 3100

Forgive me, i'm new to this.
I have a Nokia 3100 which has a provider and a number based in the UK.
I'm now off to other points in the globe (Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Japan). By the time calls in those countries are either sent or received on this phone, it's costing me a fortune per minute.
Should i be buying a new SIM for my phone as i arrive in each country?
Does that mean i get a new (local) phone number with each new SIM?
Am I buying a prepaid sim? or arranging for new billing each time??
And what does having "locked" or "unlocked" phone mean and how would I know if mine is locked or unlocked?
Thanks in advance,
4 replies

Sep 22, 2006, 11:43 PM


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Sep 8, 2006, 3:21 PM

Which phone should I get?

Hey phone scoopers,

I'm gonna be getting a new phone soon, and I'm thinking about going with a non-domestic phone. Maybe European or Japanese. Anyway, I've never even looked at these types of phones before and I have no idea where to start. I just want an awesome stylish phone with camera, video, internet capabilities, and something that won't break too easy. I want it to look nice and unique and have some fancy options. =) Also, it has to be able to use a sim card when unlocked (I'm with cingular).

Anyone have any reccomendations? Smile
3 replies

Aug 28, 2006, 4:02 PM

greece and italy

whats the best way to call back to the usa from greece or italy with a motorola e815 that only works in the usa
4 replies

Aug 27, 2006, 11:41 AM

Moving from UK to US

My boyfriend is planning on moving to the US within the next year or two, and really wants to bring his current cell phone with him (Nokia 6170). I suggested putting a US simcard in it when we get our new cell plan. What phones have compatible simcards for it? Can you get the simcard separately?

Will this even work? Eh?
2 replies

Aug 28, 2006, 4:58 PM

unlocked phones

if i had an unlocked phone do i have to activate it with a carrier or can i buy a prepaid sim card overseas and would that give service to call back to the usa
2 replies

Aug 22, 2006, 7:48 PM

can i use my USA tracfone to text Australia?

I have a friend in australia and an unactive tracfone from nokia. I want to know whether I will be able to send text messages to her if I buy minutes. I read at the tracfone website that you must enter a 10 digit number in order to send a text message, and her number has more than 10 digits. Does this make it impossible?

5 replies

Aug 18, 2006, 4:56 AM

Can someone tell me if the Kyocera KX-1 will work in Korea?

I just moved here and found this phone for a very good deal online, but I am not sure if it will work in Seoul or any of South Korea. Can someone please enlighten me?
3 replies

Aug 15, 2006, 4:53 PM

CHINA MOBILE new #1 carrier

China Mobile has taken the #1 spot from Vodafone based on market value and subscribers... »

Apr 24, 2006, 8:13 PM


Hey I'm traveling to France and I'm gonna buy a cheap GSM phone and I've seen a few pretty good deals. My question is this: what freq. bands will I need my phone to support for France? Thanks.
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